Dr  M Manzurul Hassan
Dr M Manzurul Hassan Professor, Department of Geography & Environment

PROFILE

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Professor M. Manzurul Hassan has been in the university teaching and research for around three decades. He is interested in teaching on environmental health, research methodology, spatial epidemiology, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Professor Hassan is supervising a number of PhD candidates on environmental health and environmental legal issues. He is an Editor of different peer-reviewed International Journals e.g. Advances in Public Health, International Journal of Environmental Health and Sustainability, International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management, and Public Health Open Access as well as a reviewer of numerous international scientific journals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with TIBG) and member of a number of international and national professional bodies.

 

Professor Hassan graduated with his PhD in Social Sciences and Health from Durham University, UK in 2003 with Commonwealth Scholarships Programme. Earlier, he completed his MSc in Geographical Information for Development (GID) from the same university in 1997 with the British ODA (Overseas Development Association) Scholarship. He previously completed his BSc (honours) and MSc (thesis) in Geography from Jahangirnagar University in 1987 and 1988 respectively. He was also awarded with Merit Scholarships in both the SSC and HSC examinations held in 1982 and 1984 respectively. He was a Commonwealth Fellow and a Researcher of the Institute of Hazard and Risk Resilience - IHRR, Durham University in 2009-10. He was nominated as Fellow of European Commission on environmental health risk policy under the scheme of Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise (DIFeREns), Durham University.

 

Professor Hassan posseses a very bright and excellent academic career throughout his school to university levels. His outstanding academic performance honoured him with the Chancellor Prize (by the honourable President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh) and UGC Merit Scholarship (by the Bangladesh University Grants Commission). His recent award with the UGC Gold Medal shows his research performance on environmental issues. Professor Hassan also awarded with the Bangladesh Education Leadership Awards 2019 in Environment Studies by the World Education Congress in September 2019.

 

Professor Hassan’s research delves in groundwater arsenic poisoning, water quality, air quality, medical waste, and environmental justice. He is also experienced with Initial Environmental Examination (IEE), Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), and Environmental Management Planning (EMP). He is concerned with the pattern of climate change and human health as well as climatic mitigation and adaptation strategy. He is also engaged in research and consultancy in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Air Quality Monitoring (AQM), Medical Waste Management (MWM), Digital Elevation Model (DEM), and Waste Water. Along with geostatistical analysis, he is familiar with spatial modelling for health risk assessment. Professor Hassan wrote a significant number of research papers and book chapters. His published papers are largely focused on GIS theories and methodologies, groundwater arsenic poisoning, medical waste management, and spatial health risk assessment. He is pioneer in Bangladesh for Public Participation GIS (PPGIS). He is the author of a book on Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment published from the CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group, USA). 

 

Apart from his existing teaching and research at Jahangirnagar, he has also served as consultant/advisor to a number of world bodies, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB), UNICEF,  World Health Organization (WHO), and UNDP. He contributed to formulate policies on climate change and human health, medical waste management, water supply and sanitation for Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Indonesia. Moreover, he developed a computer-based system having GIS facilities for automated monitoring the progress of WASH programmes for the WSP-World Bank. His recent contribution on the DPP and feasibility studies for Hospital-based Medical Waste Management was approved by ECNEC in February 2022.

 

 

For further information, please visit:

http://lnkd.in/bhymQgN & www.manzurul.com

 

You can get me on:

Voice: +88 01912 151546

Emails: manzurulh@juniv.edu & manzurulh@gmail.com

 

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Health Geography, Disaster Risk Reduction, Spatial Epidemiology, Climate Change, Waste management, Air Quality Monitoring, Geostatistics

 

 

AWARD

 

Awarded with the UGC Gold Medal  for his research quality on environmental issues and Social Geography by the Bangladesh University Grants Commission.

Awarded with the Bangladesh Education Leadership Awards 2019 in Environment Studies by the World Education Congress.

Nominated for the Fellow of European Commission on environmental health risk policy (2010) for his research in UK.

Obtained the Commonwealth Fellowship (2009-10) for doing his Postdoc research from Durham University, UK.

Awarded with the Commonwealth Scholarship (199-2003) for conducting his PhD from Durham University, UK.

Received British ODA scholarship (196-97) for his MSc Programme (Advance Taught Course) on Geographical Information for Development (GID) from Durham University, UK.

Awarded with the University Grants Commission Scholarship (Bangladesh) in 1989 for securing Top place in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Jahangirnagar University.

Awarded with the Merit Scholarship in his HSC examination (equivalent to British “A” Level) for obtaining the third position in order of merit in Jessore Board in 1984.

Received the Chancellor Prize by the honourable President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in 1984 for his performance in the HSC Examination.

Awarded with the Merit Scholarship in his SSC examination (equivalent to British “O” Level) for securing the second position in order of merit in Jessore Board in 1982.

Awarded with the Sohel Memorial Scholarship in 1989 for securing Top place in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Jahangirnagar University.

 

 


KEYNOTE SPEECH

 

Hassan MM (Keynote Speaker): Data Anomalies: Facts and Consequences. Paper presented for the establishment of National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) for Bangladesh. Survey of Bangladesh, Tejgaon Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 27 June 2021. The Training Session was organised by the Survey of Bangladesh (SOB), Ministry of Defence, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

Hassan MM  (Keynote Speaker) (2015): Scanning and Mapping the WASH in Coastal Bangladesh: Problems and Potential. Funded by ICCO Cooperation, Bangladesh. The presentation was for “sharing the study findings” with the donors, development partners, and academicians. The research findings were presented at the National Seminar organized by Geo-ecological Research Team (GeRT), on 07 May 2015 at Lakeshore Hotel, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

 


JOURNAL PAPER

 

Hassan MM; Jhora ST; Ahmed M; Nabi MH; Huq N; Rahman S; Sarker K; Arafat SMG; Ahmad H; Islam MM; Ahamed R (2021): Chikungunya Arbovirus in Bangladesh: An Epidemic with Medical Entomology. Public Health Open Access, 5(3):1-14 [https://doi.org/10.23880/phoa-16000185].

 

Hassan MM & Ahamed R (2017): Arsenic-safe Aquifers in Coastal Bangladesh: An Investigation with Ordinary Kriging Estimation. The International Archives for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLII-4/W5: 97-105, [https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W5-97-2017].

 

Chakraborti D; Rahman MM; Alauddin M; Hassan M; Dutta RN; Pati S; Mukherjee SC; Roy S; Quamruzzaman Q; Rahman M; Morshed S; Islam T; Sorif S; Selim M; Islam MR; Hossain MM (2015): Groundwater Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh-21 Years of Research. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 31: 237-248 [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtemb.2015.01.003].

 

Khan A; Hassan MM; Atkins PJ (2014): International Curriculum Transfer in Geography in Higher Education: An Example. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 38 (3): 348-60. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2014.912617].

 

Hassan MM & Atkins PJ (2011): Application of geostatistics with Indicator Kriging for analyzing spatial variability of groundwater arsenic concentrations in southwest Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A (Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering), 46 (11): 1185-1196 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2011.598771].

 

Patwary MA; O’Hare WT; Elahi KM; Hassan MM; Sarker MH (2010): Domes and the Dead: An Example of Extreme Fatalism among Mortuary Workers in Bangladesh. Kaleidoscope, 4 (1): 10-18. [http://hdl.handle.net/10149/117306].

 

Jakariya M; Bhattacharya P; Hassan MM; Ahmed KM; Hasan MA; Nahar S (2009): Temporal Variation of Groundwater Arsenic Concentrations in Southwest Bangladesh. In; Bundschuh J; Armienta MA; Birkle P; Bhattacharya P; Matschullat J; & Mukherjee AB (eds). Natural Arsenic in Groundwater of Latin America - Occurrence, health impact and remediation. CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 225-233. ISBN: 978-0-415-40771-7. [https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780203886236/chapters/10.1201%2Fb11334-25].

 

Hassan MM; Ahmed SA; Rahman KA; Biswas TK (2008): Pattern of Medical Waste Management: Existing Scenario of Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Biomedical Central Public Health, 8: 36. [https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-8-36].

 

Hassan MM & Atkins PJ (2007): Arsenic Risk Mapping in Bangladesh: A Simulation Technique of Cokriging Estimation from Regional Count Data. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A (Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering), 42 (12): 1719-1728. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10934520701564210].

 

Atkins PJ; Hassan MM; Dunn CE (2007): Poisons, pragmatic governance and deliberative democracy: the arsenic crisis in Bangladesh. GeoForum, 38 (1): 155-170. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2006.07.009].

 

Atkins PJ; Hassan MM; Dunn CE (2007): Environmental irony: summoning death in Bangladesh. Environment & Planning A, 39 (7): 2699-2714. [https://doi.org/10.1068/a38123].

 

Hassan MM; Atkins PJ; Dunn CE (2006): Pattern of Groundwater Arsenic Concentrations in Different Aquifers. Oriental Geographers, 50 (2): 1-18.

 

Hassan MM & Atkins PJ: Arsenic in Bangladesh. Geography Review, 19 (4): 14-17 [www.philipallan.co.uk].

 

Atkins PJ; Hassan MM; Dunn CE (2006): Toxic torts: arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh and the legal geographies of responsibility. Transactions in the Institute of the British geographers, 31 (3): 272-285 [https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-5661.2006.00209.x].

 

Hassan MM; Atkins PJ; Dunn CE (2005): Social Implications of Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh. Social Science & Medicine, 61 (10): 2201-2211. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.04.021].

 

Hassan MM (2005): Spatial risk pattern for arsenic contamination: mapping with inverse distance weighting (IDW) method. The International Archives for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XXXVI, Part 2/W29, pp:52-56.

 

Hassan MM (2005): Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh: Spatial Mitigation Planning with GIS and Public Participation. Health Policy, 74 (3): 247-260. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2005.01.008].

 

Hassan MM; Dunn CE; Atkins PJ (2004): Exploring risk from arsenic-contaminated drinking water in Bangladesh: GIS and participation. Proceedings of the GIS Research UK (GISRUK), 12th Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 28-30 April, pp145-147. [].

 

Hassan MM; Atkins PJ; & Dunn CE (2004): Suitable arsenic mitigation options in Bangladesh: voices of local people. Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies, 24 (2): 1-7.

 

Hassan MM (2004): The applications of Landsat TM data for land use and land cover mapping. Journal of the Bangladesh National Geographical Association, 32 (1 & 2): 53-63.

 

Hassan MM (2004): Groundwater arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh: policies, activities and mitigation. The Jahangirnagar review – Part II: social Science, Vol. XXVIII, pp105-121.

 

Hassan MM; Atkins PJ; Dunn CE (2003): The Spatial Pattern of Risk from Arsenic Poisoning: A Bangladesh Case Study. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A (Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering), A38 (1): 1-24. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1081/ESE-120016590].

 

 


CONFERENCE PAPER

 

Hassan MM, Shaha A and Ahamed R (2020): Water Scarcity in Coastal Bangladesh: Search for Arsenic-safe Aquifer with Geostatistics. Paper was presented in IGU-India Conference to be held on 6-8 March 2020 in the Department of Geography, University of Burdwan, West Bengal India. The Conference was organised by the International Geographical Union (IGU), India.

 

Hassan MM (2019): Digital Transformation (DX): Going Paperless. Paper presented in a Training session on Executive Training on Information Management at the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) Office, Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 07 April 2019. The Training Session was organised by the BBS.

 

Hassan MM and Huq SMM (2019): Epidemiology and Disease Ecology of Chikungunya Arbovirus in Bangladesh. Paper presented in the Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS) National Conference on Resource Management, Sustainability and Climate Change at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 30 March 2019. The Conference was organised by the Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS).

 

Hassan MM (2017): IEE, EIA, EMP and RRAP Preparation for the Feasibility Study on Development of Dighipara Coal Field, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. The document was presented in Dhaka on 9 July 2017. The presentation event was arranged by Fugro, Germany in association of Venus Consulting (Pvt.) Ltd., Dhaka.

 

Hassan MM (2015):  Multi-Method Approach: Recent Issues in Geography Education. Paper presented in an International Conference on Geography Education at the department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh on 11-13 September 2015. The Conference was organised jointly by the University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh and Freiburg University of Education in Germany.

 

Hassan MM (2015):  Geography Matters in Sustainability: Education with Canonicity. Paper presented in an International Conference on Geography Education at the department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh on 11-13 September 2015. The Conference jointly organised by the University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh and Freiburg University of Education in Germany.

 

Hassan MM (2014):  Morbidity Reduction through Improved Hygiene Behaviours. NGO Forum for Public Health, Dhaka, November 10, 2014. Funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), (Dhaka, Bangladesh). The presentation was for “sharing the study findings” with the development partners.

 

Hassan MM (2013): Situation Analysis of Existing Healthcare Waste Management in Government Hospitals in Bangladesh. DGHS (Directorate General of Health services), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dhaka, September 05, 2013. Funded by WHO (Dhaka, Bangladesh).

 

Hassan MM (2013): Bio-medical Waste Rules (Management and Handling). DGHS (Directorate General of Health services), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dhaka, 04 June 2013. Funded by WHO (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Also acted as the moderator in the workshop programme.

 

Hassan MM (2012): Diseases in South Asia: Impact of Climate Change. Institute of Hazard and Risk Resilience (IHRR), Durham University, UK, December 18, 2012. Funded by British Council Inspire Programme [www.dur.ac.uk/ihrr/news/futureevents/pastevents/?eventno=14507].

 

Hassan MM; Aktarun Naher; Shek M. Harunoon Rashid Hira; S. M. Gubair Bin Arafat (2012): Spatial Concentrations of PM1.0 and Health in Dhaka City. SPP Megacities–Mega challenges, Final Regional Conference, BRAC Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26-28 November 2012.

 

Hassan MM (2012): Digital Mapping: Anticipation for Improved and Sustainable WASH. Paper presented in a training programme arranged by ICCO-KIA (Member Organization of Dutch WASH Alliance). Dhaka, 12-14 November 2012.

 

Hassan MM (2010): Medical Waste Management in Bangladesh and Indonesia: problems with existing technologies. Department of Geography, Durham University, UK, June 2, 2010.

 

Hassan MM (2009): Monitoring and Evaluation Protocol for the National Sanitation Monitoring in Bangladesh. This keynote paper was presented in a workshop arranged by the WSP-WB, South Asia, Dhaka at Hotel Sonargaon in Dhaka. July 29, 2009.

 

Hassan MM (2008): Environment, Health and Sustainability. Paper presented in the 52nd annual general meeting and seminar arranged by the Bangladesh Geographical Society, Department of Geography & Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  The theme of the conference was “Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Bangladesh”. June 30, 2008.

 

Hassan MM (2007): Medical Waste Management: Issues and Activities. Paper presented in a workshop arranged by ADB-ETESP (Earthquake and Emergency Support Program of Asian Development Bank). Provincial Health Office, Banda Aceh, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Indonesia. Noverber 30 and December 01, 2007.

 

Atkins PA; Hassan MM; Dunn CE (2007): Expertise and environmental justice. RGS-IBG (Royal Geographical Society with IBG) Annual International Conference 2007. The theme of the conference is “Sustainability and Quality of Life”. August 29-31, London.

 

Dunn CE; Hassan MM; Atkins PJ (2007): Environmental hazards and health in the context of scientific uncertainty: arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh. XIIth International Medical Geography Symposium (IMGS) on “Changing Geographies of Public Health”. July 9-13, Bonn, Germany.

 

Hassan MM (2007): Social Implications of Arsenic Poisoning. Workshop on Arsenic Mitigation. HOPE Centre, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organized by Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) and Regional Inter Agency Partnership (RIAP, which is a joint effort of CCDB-Bangladesh, UMN-Nepal, CASA-India and NCC-Sri Lanka), June 22-23, 2007.

 

Hassan MM (2007): Risk Pattern for Groundwater Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh: Spatial and non-spatial Issues. The 12th Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA) Conference on “Land Use and Environmental Change: Challenges Ahead”, Department of Geography & Environment, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 28.

 

Hassan MM; Haque MA; Ansari MNA; Rahman MM: Pandemic Threat of AI/H5N1 (2007): A Geographical Perspective. The 12th Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA) Conference on “Land Use and Environmental Change: Challenges Ahead”, Department of Geography & Environment, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 28.

 

Saleheen MU & Hassan MM (2006): Floods in Bangladesh: Awareness and Coping Strategies. International Conference on “Natural Hazards and Disasters: Local to Global Perspectives”, Department of Geography, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, 515 003, INDIA, November 25-27.

 

Ahmed SA; Hassan MM; Chowdhury MA (2006): Public Service through Private Business: The Experience of Healthcare Waste Management in Bangladesh. CWG-WASH Workshop on Solid Waste, Health &Millennium Development Goals. Kolkata, India, February 1-5.

 

Hassan MM (2005): Spatial risk pattern for arsenic contamination: mapping with inverse distance weighting (IDW) method. The 4th ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) Workshop on Dynamic and Multi-dimensional GIS. University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom (September 5-8).

 

Hassan MM (2005): Groundwater Arsenic concentrations in Bangladesh: Toxicity and Mitigation. Bangladesh Chemist and Drug Association (BCDA) Building: Satkhira (February 16).

 

Hassan MM (2005): Spatial Disease mapping: Exploration for suitable Methodology. Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA) Conference, Dhaka Sheraton and Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM), Dhaka (March 2-4).

 

Hassan MM (2004): Arsenic Pattern of Arsenic Concentrations with Aquifer Depths. Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS) Seminar, Department of Geography and Environment, Dhaka: Dhaka University, Bangladesh, (June 29).

 

Hassan MM (2002): Arsenic Toxicity in Bangladesh: Health and Social Hazards. Department of Geography, England: The University of Durham, (March 27).

 

 


BOOK CHAPTER

 

Hassan MM; Shaha A; and Ahamed R (2022). Water Scarcity in Coastal Bangladesh: Search for Arsenic-safe Aquifer with Geostatistics. In: Jana NC and Singh RB: Climate, Environment and Disaster in Developing Countries. Springer Nature: Singapore. (Chapter 6). [https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6966-8_6]

 

Hassan MM and Ali A (2022). Digital Elevation Model and Irrigation Management in Bangladesh: An Analysis with Geographical Information Systems. In: Narayan Chandra Jana, Anju Singh & RB Singh: Livelihood Enhancement Through Agriculture, Tourism and Health. Springer Nature: Singapore (Chapter 5). [https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-7310-8_5]

 

Hassan MM (2018). Arsenic Poisoning through Ages: Victims with Venom. In: Hassan MM. Arsenic in Groundwater:  Poisoning and Risk Assessment. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis - USA). [https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315117034].

 

Hassan MM (2018). Groundwater Arsenic Catastrophe: The Global Scenario. In: Hassan MM. Arsenic in Groundwater:  Poisoning and Risk Assessment. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis - USA). [https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315117034].

 

Hassan MM (2018). Groundwater Arsenic Discontinuity: Spatial Mapping, Spatial Planning, and Public Participation. In: Hassan MM. Arsenic in Groundwater:  Poisoning and Risk Assessment. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis - USA). [https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315117034].

 

Hassan MM (2018). Chronic Arsenic Exposure to Drinking Water: An Environmental Health Concern. In: Hassan MM. Arsenic in Groundwater:  Poisoning and Risk Assessment. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis - USA). [https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315117034].

 

Hassan MM (2018) Risk from Groundwater Arsenic Exposure: Epidemiological and Spatial Assessment. In: Hassan MM. Arsenic in Groundwater:  Poisoning and Risk Assessment. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis - USA). [https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315117034].

 

Hassan MM (2018). Arsenic-induced Health and Social Hazard and Survival Strategies: Experiences from Arsenicosis Patients. In: Hassan MM. Arsenic in Groundwater:  Poisoning and Risk Assessment. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis - USA). [https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315117034].

 

Hassan MM (2018). Policy Response and Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh. In: Hassan MM. Arsenic in Groundwater:  Poisoning and Risk Assessment. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis - USA). [https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315117034].

 

Hassan MM (2018). Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh and Legal Issues of Responsibility. In: Hassan MM. Arsenic in Groundwater:  Poisoning and Risk Assessment. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis - USA). [https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315117034].

 

Hassan MM (2005). Urban Fringe, in; Elahi KM and Rumi SRA (eds). Urban Geography: Recent Trends. Dhaka: Delta Publications. pp:211-236 (in Bangla)

 

Hassan MM (2002). Theoretical construction of a suburban area: a Bangladesh context, in; Islam N and Baqui MA (eds). Urbanization in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Urban Studies Programme (USP), pp102-12. Republished from Bhugol Patrika, 10:35-44 (in Bangla).

 

Hassan MM and Elahi KM (1998). Peri-urban Development of the Dhaka Metropolitan Area in the Post Independent Bangladesh, in; Bayes A and Muhammad A (eds). Bangladesh at 25: An Analytical Discourse on Development. Dhaka: University Press Limited (UPL), pp:369-388.

 

Hassan MM (1997). Peri-urban development of the Dhaka Metropolitan Area, in; Ahmed A; Noin D; and Sharma HN (eds). Demographic Transition: The Third World Scenario. New Delhi: Rawat Publications, pp:218-231.

 

 

 


BOOK

 

Hassan MM (2018): Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment. CRC Press (USA). pp377 [https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315117034]

 

About the Book:

The main focus of this book is to explore the untold stories of groundwater arsenic in view of its poisonous nature for human health, social implications, exposure and risk assessment, worldwide concentrations with space-time dimension, micro level GIS application in spatial arsenic concentration, policy response and mitigation options, and water right and legal issues of safe drinking water. There are very few books on arsenic issues and almost all the books are mainly based on geology, geochemistry and health issues. There is a gap in spatial, social and legal issues of arsenic toxicity, and the lack of literature on GIS-based modeling for spatial risk of arsenic contamination is a serious methodological limitation. Therefore, this book would be a departure for health geography with a social science and legal context. The book deals with the arsenic issue within a social science point framework, with the context being set by environmental and legal considerations. Due consideration will be given to the methodological issues of spatial, quantitative and qualitative enquiries on arsenic poisoning, for instance using GIS to investigate the distribution of arsenic-laced water in space-time to uncover the pattern of variations over scales from metres to kilometres. The production of spatial risk maps will provide an indication to researchers, policy makers, and politicians of possible long-term strategies of mitigation. Qualitative methodological approaches will uncover the hidden issues of arsenic poisoning on human health and their social implications as well as their coping strategies and adaptation in the face of community and in-family ostracism.

 

 


WORKSHOP

 

Hassan MM (2022): Biomedical Waste Management. Training was given for Capacity Building for the Proper Management of Biomedical Wastes generating from different healthcare establishments (HCE). The workshop was organized by Supporting Bangladesh's National COVID-19 Vaccination Support Program, DGHS in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank. Hotel Sheraton, Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 19 September 2022.

 

Hassan MM (2021)Sustainable Waste Management in Bangladesh: Approach for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Training was given for Capacity Building for Generating Gender Responsive Environmental Data focusing to Sustainable Development Goals. Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 13-15 December 2021. The Training Session was organised by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in collaboration with UN Women.

 

Hassan MM (2021): Methodologies for Sustainable Waste Management in Bangladesh: A National Approach Towards SDG Achievement. Training was given for Capacity Building for Generating Gender Responsive Environmental Data focusing to Sustainable Development Goals. Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), Parjatan Bhaban, West Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 14-16 November 2021. The Training Session was organised by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in collaboration with UN Women.

 

Hassan MM (2020): Meta data Explanation of Disaster-related Indicators of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Calculation Process and its Importance and Challenges for National Perspectives. Training was given for Capacity Building for Generating Data on Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management Issues in focussing to Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development. BRAC CDM, Rajendrapur, Gazipur, Bangladesh. 15-17 October 2020. The Training Workshop was organised by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh.

 

Hassan MM (2019): Climate Change and Its Impacts on Human Health and Sanitation in Bangladesh: A Case of Water Scarcities and Diseases. Training was given for Capacity Building for Generating SDGs Data with Focus to Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management. BRAC CDM, Rajendrapur, Gazipur, Bangladesh. 22-24 November 2019. The Training Session was organised by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh.

 

Hassan MM (2019): Digital Transformation (DX): Going Paperless. Paper presented in a Training session on Executive Training on Information Management at the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) Office, Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 07 April 2019. The Training Session was organised by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

 

 


Academic Info

Institution: Durham University, UK

Period: October 1999 to April 2003

Degree: Awarded with the PhD from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health, University of Durham, England with the Commonwealth Scholarship Programme. Produced a PhD thesis on “Arsenic Toxicity in Bangladesh: Health and Social Hazards”.

 

Institution: Durham University, UK

Period: October 1996 to September 1996

Degree: Received MSc (Advance Taught Course) on Geographical Information for Development (GID) from the Department of Geography, Durham University, UK with the British ODA Scholarship. Produced a dissertation on “The Pattern of Suburban Development in Dhaka City (Bangladesh): A GIS Approach”.

 

Institution: Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Period: July 1987 to June 1988

Degree: Received MSc (thesis group) from the Department of Geography, Jahangirnagar University. Produced a thesis on “Population Change and Suburban Expansion: A Case Study of Savar”.

 

Institution: Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Period: July 1984 to June 1987

Degree: Received BSc (Hons) from the Department of Geography, Jahangirnagar University. Minor subjects were Economics and Statistics.

 

Institution: Durham University, UK

Period: October 2009 to September 2010

Awards: Enjoyed Fellowship from the Institute of Hazard and Risk Resilience - IHRR, Durham University with the Commonwealth Fellowship Programme. Also, nominated as Fellow of European Commission on environmental health risk policy under the scheme of Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise (DIFeREns), Durham University, UK.

 

Experience

Professor M. Manzurul Hassan has been in the university teaching and research for around three decades (since January 1992). He has been engaged in the Department of Geography and Environment at Jahangirnagar University. He is interested in teaching on environmental health, research methodology, spatial epidemiology, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Professor Hassan is supervising a number of PhD candidates on environmental health and environmental legal issues. 

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Dr M Manzurul Hassan

Professor
Department of Geography & Environment
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Cell Phone: +8801912151546
Email: manzurulh@juniv.edu , manzurulh@gmail.com