Anisul Haque

Professor| Institute of Water and Flood Management

Bangladesh University Of Engineering and Technology


880-2-55167100, Ext. 7651

Profile Last Updated: April, 2022


  • Ph.D

    K.U. Leuven, Belgium, 1994

  • M.Sc. Engg. (Water Resources)

    BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1989

  • B.Sc. Engg. (Civil)

    BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1986


  • Marine and Estuarine Processes
  • Delta Dynamics
  • Flow and Transport Processes
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Numerical Techniques and Modeling
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Risk Analysis


  • Alluvial River Processes


  • Hazards and Risk Analysis


  • Coastal Zone Management


  • Urban Disaster and Risk Management

    Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka


  • Professor



    August 2005 - to date

  • Associate Professor



    February 1999 - July 2005

  • Assistant Professor



    April 1994 - January 1999

  • Lecturer



    February 1987 - March 1994


  • Sustainability of the coastal zone of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta under climatic and anthropogenic stresses

    Science of the Total Environment 829 (2022) 154547

    Rahman Md. Munsur, Anisul Haque, Robert J. Nicholls, Stephen E. Darby, Mahmida Tul Urmi, Md. Maruf Dustegir, Frances E. Dunn, Anika Tahsin, Sadmina Razzaque, Kevin Horsburgh, Md. Aminul Haque


    Timeline: 2022

  • An Agent Based Model of Mangrove Social-Ecological System for Livelihood Security Assessment

    G. M. Tarekul Islam et al. (eds.), Water Management: A View from Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

    Shamima Airin Sweety, M. Shah Alam Khan, Anisul Haque, and Mashfiqus Salehin


    Timeline: 2022

  • Effectiveness of selected planned adaptations in micro level: Evidence from coastal community in Bangladesh

    Progress in Disaster Science, 12 (2021) 100208

    Rahman Md. Rayhanur, Anisul Haque, A.K. Azad, Marin Akter, Hamima Huma, Mehedi Hasan Shuvo, Umme Khadeja Peal, Md. Munsur Rahman


    Timeline: 2021

  • Development of an adaptation model by applying non-linear programming to compute adaptation deficiency in climatic hotspots

    Progress in Disaster Science, 12 (2021) 100201

    Marin Akter, Anisul Haque, Dewan Sadia Karim, Munsur Rahman, Mashfiqus Salehin, Rubaiya Kabir, Mohammad Abdul Alim, Mohammad Asif ul Haq


    Timeline: 2021

  • Evaluating Future Threats of Climate Change on Riverine and Coastal Chars

    Zaman M., Alam M. (eds) Living on the Edge. Springer Geography. Springer, Cham

    Shampa, Haque A., Rahman M.A., Hossain D., Azad A.A., Mita S.


    Timeline: 2021

  • Social vulnerability to environmental hazards in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta, India and Bangladesh

    International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 53 (2021) 101983

    Shouvik Das, Sugata Hazra, Anisul Haque, Munsur Rahman, Robert J. Nicholls, Amit Ghosh, Tuhin Ghosh, Mashfiqus Salehin, Ricardo Safra de Campos


    Timeline: 2020

  • Prioritising resilience policies to reduce welfare losses from natural disasters: A case study for coastal Bangladesh

    J. Verschuur, E.E. Koks, A. Haque, J.W. Hall

    Global Environmental Change (Publisher: Elsevier), Volume 65, DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102179


    Timeline: 2020

  • Impact of Internal Road Network on Water-Logging Inside Polders

    Tahsin Anika, Sadmina Razzaque, Anisul Haque, Imran Hossain Newton, Abul Fazal M. Saleh, Rowshan Mamtaz, Md Ibnul Hasan, Md. Aminul Islam Khan, Flavia Simona Cosoveanu, and Cecilia Borgia

    Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020


    Timeline: 2020

  • Determining the most sensitive socioeconomic parameters for quantitative risk assessment

    Climate 2019, 7, 107; doi:10.3390/cli7090107

    Akter, M., Kabir, R., Karim, D.S., Haque, A., Rahman, M., Haq, M.A., Jahan, M. and Asik, T.Z.


    Timeline: 2019

  • Hotspots of Present and Future Risk Within Deltas: Hazard, Exposure and Vulnerability

    Deltas in the Anthropocene, R.J. Nicholls et al. (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature Switzerland AG

    Hill, C., Dunn, F., Haque. A., Johnson, F.A., Nicholls, R.J., Raju, P.V. and Addo, K.A.


    Timeline: 2019

  • The dominant climate change event for salinity intrusion in the GBM delta

    Climate, 2019, 7, 69, doi: 10.3390 / cli7050069

    Akter, R., Asik, T.Z., Sakib, M., Akter, M., Sakib,. M.N., Al Azad, A.S.M., Maruf, M., Haque, A. and Rahman, M.


    Timeline: 2019

  • Have coastal embankments reduced flooding in Bangladesh ?

    Science of the Total Environment

    Adnan, M.S.G, Haque, A. and Hall, J.W.


    Timeline: 2019

  • Development of a matrix based statistical framework to compute weight for composite hazards, vulnerability and risk assessments


    Kabir, R., Akter, M., Karim, D.S., Haque, A., Rahman, M., Sakib, M.


    Timeline: 2019

  • Risk assessment based on fuzzy synthetic evaluation method

    Science of the Total Environment

    Akter, M., Jahan, M., Kabir, R., Karim, S., Haque, A., Rahman, M. and Salehin, M.


    Timeline: 2019

  • Impact of tidal phase on inundation and thrust force due to storm surge

    Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2018, 6, 110; doi:10.3390/jmse6040110

    Al Azad, A.S.M.A., Mita, K.S., Zaman, M.W., Akter, M., Asik, T.Z., Haque, A., Hussain, M.A., Rahman, M.M.


    Timeline: 2018

  • Assessing high-end climate change impacts on floods in major rivers of Bangladesh using multi-model simulations

    Global Science and Technology Journal, Vol.6, No.2, June 2018, pp. 1-14

    Mondal, S.M., Islam, A.K.M, Haque, A., Islam, M.R., Biswas, S. and Mahmud, K.


    Timeline: 2018

  • Floods and the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta

    Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas, R. J. Nicholls et al. (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, UK, London, Springer Nature

    Haque, A. and Nichols, R.J.

    Timeline: 2018

  • Present and future fluvial, tidal and storm surge flooding in coastal Bangladesh

    Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas, R. J. Nicholls et al. (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, UK, London, Springer Nature

    Haque, A., Kay, S. and Nichols, R.J.

    Timeline: 2018

  • What are the implications of sea level rise for a 1.5, 2 and 30C rise in global mean temperatures in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna and other vulnerable deltas ?

    Regional Environmental Change, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1311-0.

    Brown, S., Nicholls, R.J., Lazar, A.N., Hornby, D., Hill, C., Hazra, S., Addo, K. A., Haque, A., Caesar, J. and Topkins


    Timeline: 2018

  • Evaluating the inter-dependency among different adaptive capacity indicators of cyclonic hazard

    Journal of Modern Science and Technology, Vol.5, No.1, September 2017, pp. 102-109.

    Jahan, M., Kabir, R., Chowdhury, M.A., Haque, A., Rahman, M.

    Timeline: 2017

  • Modelling daily soil salinity dynamics in response to agricultural and environmental changes in coastal Bangladesh

    Earth’s Future, 5, doi 10.1002/2016EF000530

    Payo, A., A.N. Lazar, D. Clarke, R.J. Nichols, L. Bricheno, S. Mashfiqus and A. Haque

    Timeline: 2016

  • Projected changes in area of the Sundarban mangrove forest in Bangladesh due to SLR by 2100

    Climate Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-1769-z

    Payo, A., Mukhopadhyay, A., Hazra, S., Ghosh, T., Ghosh, S., Brown, S., Nicholls, R., Bricheno, L., Wolf, J., Kay, S., Lazar, A., Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2016

  • Development of a sustainable livelihood security model for storm surge hazard in the coastal areas of Bangladesh

    Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s00477-016-1232-8

    Mutahara, M., Haque, A., Khan, M.S.A., Warner, J.F., Wester, P.

    Timeline: 2016

  • Flow distribution and sediment transport mechanism in the estuarine systems of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta

    International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol.7, No.1

    Haque, A., Sumaiya and Rahman, M.M.

    Timeline: 2016

  • Modelling the increased frequency of extreme sea levels in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta due to sea level rise and other effects of climate change

    Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C4EM00683F

    S.Kay, J. Caesar, J. Wolf, L. Bricheno, R.J. Nichols, A.K.M. Saiful Islam, A. Haque and A. Pardaens

    Timeline: 2015

  • Hydro-meteorological Impact on Residual Currents and Salinity Distribution at the Meghna Estuary of Bangladesh

    Coastal Environments: Focus on Asian Regions, V. Subramanian (Ed.), Jointly published by Springer and Capital Publishing Company, ISBN 978-90-481-3001-6

    Hussain, M. A., Hossain, M. A. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2012

  • A Bio-Physical Relationship: Biodiversity with Salinity

    Journal of Subtrop. Agric. Res. Div. 8(3): pp.794-799

    Nazimuddin, M., Haque. A. and Salequzzaman, M.

    Timeline: 2010

  • Salinity Response in Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh due to Hydraulic and Hydrologic Parameters

    Int. Journal of Sustain. Agril. Tech. 6(3): pp. 1-7

    Nazimuddin, M. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2010

  • Hydrologic Characteristics of Floods in Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Delta

    Nat. Hazards (2010) 54:797-811

    Islam, A.K.M., Haque, A. and Bala, S.K.

    Timeline: 2010

  • Flood Inundation Map of Bangladesh using MODIS Time Series Images

    Journal of Flood Risk Management, Vol.3, Issue 3, pp. 210-222

    Islam, A.S., Bala, S.K. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2010

  • Shear Stress for Initiation of Motion of Non-uniform Sediment Mixtures

    International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol.22, No.3

    Sarker, L.K., Hossain, M.M. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2007

  • Incipient motion of different size fractions in non-uniform sediments of smaller grain sizes

    ISH Journal of Hydraulics, India, Vol.12, No.1

    Sarker, L.K., Hossain, M.M. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2007

  • Scour mitigation at bridge piers using sacrificial piles

    International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol.22, No.1

    Haque, A., Rahman, M.M., Islam, T and Hussain, A.M.

    Timeline: 2007

  • Hydrological aspects of 2004 floods in Bangladesh

    Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology, Vol.4, No.1

    Salehin, M., Haque, A., Rahman, R., Khan, M.S.A. and Bala, S.K.

    Timeline: 2007

  • Prediction of local scour depth around bundle-like structures

    Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE, Vol.50

    Rahman, M.M, Nakagawa, H, Ito, N, Haque, A, Islam, T, Rahman, R and Hoque, M.

    Timeline: 2006

  • A semi-implicit finite element method for tidal flow modeling

    Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol.25, No.1

    Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2005

  • Scouring around spur-dikes in alluvial floodplain rivers

    Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE, Vol.48

    Rahman, M.M., Nakagawa, H. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2004

  • Local scour at slopped-wall spur-dike-like structures in alluvial rivers

    Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 130, No.1, pp. 70-74

    Rahman, M.M. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2004

  • Local scour estimation at bridge site : Modification and application of Lacey formula

    International Journal of sediment Research, Vol.18, No.4

    Rahman, M.M. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2003

  • Application of a turbulent stress-flux model in the Lower Meghna estuary

    Bangladesh Journal of Water Resource Research, Vol.19, pp.1-17

    Haque, A. and Kabir, M.R.

    Timeline: 2002

  • Applicability of the bend development theory in natural alluvial river

    International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 17, No.3, pp. 210-218

    Rahman, M.M., Haque, A. and Hoque, M.M.

    Timeline: 2002

  • Effects of coastal phenomena on the 1998 flood, Engineering Concerns of Flood

    Ed. M. Ashraf Ali et al., pp. 241-251, BUET, Dhaka

    3. Haque A., Salehin, M. and Chowdhury, J.U.

    Timeline: 2002

  • Impact of the 1998 flood on the morphology of rivers around bridges, Engineering Concerns of Flood

    Ed. M. Ashraf Ali et al., pp. 201-212, BUET, Dhaka

    Hoque, M.M., Bala, S.K., Ahmed, S.M.U., Haque, A. and Mamun, S.A.

    Timeline: 2002

  • Flow field and the maximum local scour depth around piers and abutments

    Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 117-124

    Rahman, M.M. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 2002

  • Modelling density and turbulence in stratified tidal medium

    Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol.124, No.2, pp.135-145

    Haque, A. and Berlamont, J.

    Timeline: 1998

  • Finite element computer model for salinity intrusion in estuaries

    Proceedings of 9th Congress of the Asian and Pacific Division, IAHR, H. Cheong et al. eds., Vol.3, pp.286-291

    Hoque, M.M. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 1994

  • A finite element model for density induced flow

    Advances in Hydro-Science and Engineering, Sam S.Y. Wang (ed.), Vol.1, pp.690-696

    Haque, A. and Berlamont, J.

    Timeline: 1994

  • Permissible water withdrawal based upon prediction of salt-water intrusion in the Meghna delta

    The Hydrological Basis for Water Resources Management, IAHS publication no.197, U.Shamir and C.Jiaqi eds., pp. 111-117

    Choudhury, J.U. and Haque, A.

    Timeline: 1990