Dr. Md. Jakariya


Full Time Faculty
Professor & Chair

Ph.D., in Water Resource Management, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
M Phil on Environment and Development, University of Cambridge, UK
M.Sc., in Geography, Jahangirnagar Unuiversity, Savar, Dhaka
B.Sc., (Hons) in Geography, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka

Phone
Email: md.jakariya@northsouth.edu, jakariya2009@gmail.com
Office+880-2-55668200 Ext: 2057

 

Prof. Jakariya specializes in Human Geography, Environmental Risk Assessment, Climate Change Adaptation, Migration and GIS. He has wide range of experience in project development and management related issues. He worked as a lead researcher for many national and international organizations mostly on natural resource management and groundwater related issues for more than two decades. Under his leadership the department has seen notable success including the launch of two environmental labs and one GIS lab. In addition to leading the department and teaching, Prof. Jakariya is an Executive Member of the National Environmental Committee. Before joining NSU, he was one of the pioneering contributors in sustainable arsenic mitigation projects with UNICEF, Bangladesh, and has developed techniques to detect arsenic in field. His contribution to providing sustainable safe water techniques for underprivileged people of Bangladesh is praiseworthy. He received MPhil degree in Environment and Development from Cambridge University, UK, in 2000, and PhD from KTH, Sweden in 2007. Prof. Jakariya has published a good number of papers in international peer-reviewed journals and books.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Jakariya M and Ahmed MF. Challenges to improve water and sanitation facilities in Bangladesh. May 2016. Accepted for publication in the Journal of American Water Works Association (http://www.awwa.org/publications/journal-awwa.aspx).

Jakarya M, Sikder TM, Yousuf AI. An integrated climate change adaptation strategy using tidal river management (TRM) technique: a review. 2016. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Health and Environmental Research (JHES), SciencePG, Science Publishing Group, USA.

Jakariya M, Ahmed MF, & Sikder TM. Vulnerability analysis of the cyclone Aila affected community in the South-western parts of Bangladesh. 2016. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Health and Environmental Research (JHES), SciencePG, Science Publishing Group, USA.

Jakarya M, Yousuf AI, Dastidar N. Opportunity of Solar Energy in Bangladesh: A brief review. 2016. BUFT Journal, Vol 3 (In press).

Khatun MJM, Rahman MM, Rahim MA, Jakariya M and Mirdah MH. Study on the Enthnobotany and Nutritional Status of Three Edible Ficus Species in Hill District of Bangladesh. 2016. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Minor Fruits, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Malaysia

Hossain T, Sikder TM, & Jakariya M. Assessment of Public Health Affected by Municipal Piped Water Supply in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Special Issue: Advances in Environmental Researches. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.s.2015030201.11

Jakariya M
 and Ahmed FM. Waterfalls and Caves: The Myth, Reality and Prospect in Bangladesh. Int. J. Innovative Ideas (IJII), 2013; vol 13 13(1), pp.20-30.

Bhattacharya P, Hossain M, Rahman SN, Robinson C, Nath B, Rahman M, Islam MM, von Brömssen M, Ahmed KM, Jacks G, Chowdhury D, Rahman M, Jakariya M, Persson LA& Vahter M. (2011) Temporal and seasonal variability of arsenic in drinking water wells in Matlab, southeastern Bangladesh: A preliminary evaluation on the basis of a 4 year study, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 46:11, 1177-1184, DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2011.598768.

Assessment of distillate water quality parameters produced by solar still for potable usage. Nur Syuhada, Eden Jolhi, Halim Ghazali, Rowshom MK, S. Shafie, and M. Jakariya. Submitted for publication.

Chowdhury AMR and Jakariya M. Testing of water for arsenic in Bangladesh. Science, Vol. 248, 4 June 1999

Jakariya M, Chowdhury AMR, Hossain Z, Rahman M. Management of chronic arsenicosis. Tropical Doctor, 2003; Vol. 33: 251-252.

Jakariya M. Chowdhury AMR, Hossain MZ, Rahman M. Sustainable community-based safe water options to mitigate the Bangladesh arsenic catastrophe-An experience from two upazilas. Current Science, Vol 85(2), pp.141-146

Shahidullah S, Sharmin S, Jakariya M. Rahman M, Dear K, Smith W, Milton AH, Hasan Z. Association between nutritional status and arsenicosis due to chronic arsenic exposure in Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 2004, Vol. 14(2): pp.99-108.

Kwok RK, Kaufmann RB, Jakariya M. Arsenic in Drinking Water and Reproductive Health Outcomes: A Study of Participants in the Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Programme, J Health Popul Nutr 2006 Jun; 24(2): 190-205

Jakariya M, Vahter M, Rahman M, Wahed MA, Hore SK, Bhattacharya P, Jacks G, Persson La. Screening of arsenic in tubewell water with field test kits: Evaluation of the method from public health perspective. Sci Total Environ; 379(2-3): 167-75, 2007.

Van Geen A, Treviani M, Immel J, Jakariya M, Osman N, Cheng Z, Gelman A, Ahmed KM. Targeting low-arsenic groundwater with mobile phone technology in Araihazar, Bangladesh. J Health Popul Nutr 2006 Sec; 24(3): 282-297.

Jakariya M, Bhattacharya P. Use of GIS in local level participatory plans to mitigate arsenic poisoning: A case study from Matlab Upazila, Bangladesh. Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering; 42(12):1933-44, 2007.

Von Bromssen M, Jakariya M, Bhattacharya P, Ahmed KM, Hasan MA, Sracek O, Jonsson L, Lundell L, Jacks G. Targeting low-arsenic aquifers in Matlab Upazila, Southeastern Bangladesh. Sci Total Environ: 379 (2-3): 121-32, 2007.

Jakariya M, Von Bromssen M, Jacks G, Chowdhury AMR, Ahmed KM, Bhattacharya P. Searching for a sustainable arsenic mitigation strategy in Bangladesh: experience from two upazilaz. Int. J. Environment and Pollution, Vol. 31, Nos. ¾, 2007.

Hossain Z, Quaiyum M, Jakariya M, Using materials for mass communication: experiences of an arsenic mitigation project in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Mass Communication and Publishing, Vol. 2, Number 1, June 2003.

Von Bromssen M, Larsson SH, Bhattacharya P, Hasan MA, Ahmed KM, Jakariay M, Sikder MA, Sracek O, Biven A, Dous ova B, Patriaca C, Thunvik R, Jacks G. Geochemical characterization of shallow aquifer sediments of Matlab Upazila, Southeastern Bangladesh – Implications for targeting low-As aquifers. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Volume 99, Issues 1-4, 29 July 2008, PP.137-149.

 

Book Chapter/Monograph/Unpublished thesis/Report

M. Tajuddin Sikder, M. Khabir Uddin, M. Jakariya, Behavioral-change-for-sustainability-of sanitation-in-rural-bangladesh, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Category- General Natural Science, ISBN 978-3-659-46383-9,  page- 1-108, 2013.

Combating a deadly menace- Early Experiences with A Community-based Arsenic Mitigation Project in Rural Bangladesh (June 1999 – June 2000). Research Monograph Series No. 16, August 2000, BRAC Research and Evaluation Division 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212 Bangladesh.

The use of alternative sate water options to mitigate the arsenic problem in Bangladesh: a community perspective. MPhil dissertation, unpublished, University of Cambridge, UK, 31 August 2000.

Hossain MZ, Bani MS, Jakariya M, Chowdhury AMR. People do switch to arsenic-free water. In: Ahmed MF, Tanveer SA Badruzzaman ABM (Editors). Bangladesh Environment 2002 (Vol. 1). Dhaka: Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon, 2002 Dec: 274-282.

Jakariay M. The use of alternative sate water options to mitigate the arsenic problem in Bangladesh: a community perspective. Research Monograph Series No. 24, 2003, BRAC Research and Evaluation Division 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212 Bangladeah.

Jakariya M, Rahman M, Chowdhury AMR, Rahman M, Yunus M, Bhiuya A, Wahed MA, Bhattacharya P, Jacks G, Vahter M, & Persson LA. Sustainable safe water options in Bangladesh: expericencs from the Arsenic Project at Matlab (AsMat). In: Bundschuh, J., Bhattacharya, P. & Chandradhekharam, D. (Eds.). Natural Arsenic in Groundwater: Occurrence, Remediation and Management. A.A. Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 2005, pp. 319-330.

Jakariya M., Bhattacharya P., Hassan M., M Ahmed, K.M. Hasan, M.A., Nahar, S. (2009): Temporal variations of groundwater arsenic contrations in Southwest Bangldesh. In: Natural Arsenic in Groundwater of Latin America – Occurrence, health impact and remediation. Interdisciplinary Book Series: “Arsenic in the Environment” Volume 1, CRC Press/Balkema, ISBN: 978-415-40771-7 The Netherlands, pp. 225-233.

Bundschuh, J., Bhattacharya, P., Von Bromssen, M., Jakariya, M., Jacks, G., Thunvik, R., Litter, M.I., Garcia, M.E. (2009): Arsenic-safe aquifers as a socially acceptable source of safe drinking water – What can rural Latin America learn from Bangladesh experiences? In: Natural Arsenic in Groundwater of Latin America – Occurrence, health impact an remediation. Interdisciplinary Book Series: “Arsenic in the Environment” Volume 1, CRC Press/Blkema, ISBN: 978-415-40771-7, The Netherlands, pp. 677-685.

Bhattacharya, P., Von Bromssen, M., Hasan, M.A., Jacks, G., Ahmed, K.M., Sracek, O., Jakariya, M., Huq, S.M.I. Naidu, R., Smith, E., Owens, G. (2008): Evidences from the Mukherjee A.B., Bundschuh, J., Chandrasekharman, D. & Keshari, A.K. (eds.) Groundwater for Sustainable Development: Problems, Perspective and Challenges. Taylor and Francis/A. A. Balkema, The Netherlands: 283-299. 


Popular Articles

Jakariya M. Arsenic in drinking water of Bangladesh and mitigation challenges: Experiences of BRAC, Dhaka, Financial Express, 19 June 2005.

Chowdhury AMR, Jakariya M, Tareq MAH. Tareq an Jalauddin Ahmed. Arsenic parikshay grameen shasthya Kormi, Dhaka, Bhorer Kagoz, 17 May 1998.

Chowdhury AMR, Jakariya M, Tareq MAH. Tareq and Jalaluddin Ahmed. Village Health workers can test tubewell water for arsenic. Dhaka, The Daily Star, 30 March 1998.

Jakariya M, BRAC in arsenic mitigation activites. Holiday, 30 January, 2004.


Submitted for publication

Sikder TM, Jakariya M, Rahman MM, Fujita S, Saito T, Kurasaki M, Epichlorohydrin cross-linked β-cyclodextrin polymer entrapped in functionalized chitosan for cadmium removal from wastewater. Submitted the review comments in the Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Elsevier Publishers. 

Jakariya M, Iqbal S, Dastidar N; Sujauddin M. Application of sustainable energy paradigm through solar bottle light: A case study from Bangladesh. Submitted for publication in the Journal of Energy Policy, Elsevier Publishers.

Jakariya M, Housna A, Islam N, Ahsan GU. Vacutug Technology for an Effective and Sustainable Management of Fecal Sludge in urban slums and peri-urban areas of Bangladesh. Submitted for publication in the Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development. IWA Publishing, London.

Jakariya M, Yousuf AI, Ahsan GU.  Quest for Sustainable Safe Water Option in the  Arsenic Affected Areas of Bangladesh.  

Jakariya M,  and Ahmed MF. Inhabitants’ Adaptation Strategies in the Disaster Prone Areas of Bangladesh

PhD, Water Resource Management (2007), KTH, Stockholm, Sweden 

MPhil in Environment and Development (2000), University of Cambridge,

M.Sc. in Geography (1990), Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

B.Sc. (Honours) in Geography (1989), Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

May 2001- May2009

Faculty Member (part time), Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka. More than seven years of teaching experience in the filed of environment and health. Supervised masters level national and international students. Worked as an examiner of several masters level dissertation work at KTH, Sweden and Delft University, The Netherlands.

Project preparation, implementation and monitoring related experiences

Industry Academy Govt. Collaborations • Principal Investigator-- Biodiversity conservation through the protection and restoration of water sources of Pablakhai Protected Area of Rangamati district. A two year long project with financial support from the World Bank Bangladesh (2014-2016). • Principal Researcher - Inhabitants’ Adaptation Strategies in the Selected Disaster Affected Areas of Bangladesh (2012-2013). • Project Director – Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), a project funded by the World Bank to setup the Environment Science Lab at Department of Environmental Science and Management, North South University (2011-2013). • National Coordinator- “Sustainable Arsenic Mitigation – Community Driven Initiatives to Target Arsenic Safe Groundwater as Sustainable Mitigation Strategy” a joint project with KTH, Sweden and Dhaka University funded by the SIDA, Stockholm, Sweden (2008-2009); • Project Coordinator- Decentralization and Local Public Goods: How does allocation of decision making authority affect provision? - A Research Project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA and jointly implemented by the Columbia University at New York (2007-2009); • Project Coordinator- Sustainable Rural piped water Project- a BRAC financed project to construct piped water schemes in rural Bangladesh in a sustainable way (2005-2006). • Project Coordinator- “Arsenic in tube well water and Health consequence” a joint project with ICDDR,B and funded by the SIDA, Dhaka ( March 2001-June 2006); • Project Coordinator- “Targeting Low-Arsenic Aquifers for Community and Private Wells in Bangladesh” a joint project with Columbia University, USA. (July 2005- June 2006); • Project Coordinator- “Action Research on Community-based Arsenic Mitigation project” funded by UNICEF and implemented by BRAC (1998-2005).


Consultancy Experience

  • Consultant- Develop proper adaptation strategies and tools in the haor areas due climate change impact using DIVA GIS model. Islamic Relief, Bangladesh (November 2015 - January 2016).
  • Consultant – Disaster Resilient Habitat Programme for the Aila affected victims of two villages of Dacope Upazila, Khulna. Shushilon, CNRS Centre for Natural Resources Studies), (August 2011- January 2012). 
  • Supervisor/Team Leader- Assessing the socio-climatic impact of using renewable energy resources – a case study of a rural village in Bangladesh, Green Energy Foundation (GEF), (August 2011- December 2011).
  • Consultant -Impact of climate change on selected amphibian species in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. Nature Conservation Management (NACOM), Bangladesh (Nov. 10-Nov. 11).
  • Consultant- Food security and community based natural resources management issues in the coastal belt of Bangladesh due to vulnerability of climate change. Nature Conservation Management (NACOM), Bangladesh (March 11-Dec. 11).
  • Team Leader- Changes in biodiversity status and co-management issues of the Lawachara National Park due developmental activities. Centre for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS) (February 2011-July 2011).
  • Revision of Cost Sharing Strategy for water and sanitation activities in Bangladesh. GoB-Danida Sector Policy Support of the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector, Policy Support Unit (PSU) (2011).
  • Conducted EIA studies of different health related projects funded by the PSU-CIDA, Dhaka (2002-2005).
  • Conducted evaluation studies on water, sanitation, co-management of natural resources projects of different national NGOs with financial support from international donors (2001-2011).
  • Team Leader of an international evaluation team to evaluate the Aus-AID supported arsenic mitigation activities in the Mekong Delta Countries (Cambodia, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, and Myanmar). The study was supported by the Unicef-WES section, Thailand,(2008).
  • Develop appropriate strategies to manage human feces in urban and peri-urban of Dhaka city in a sustainable way, (2009).
  • Team leader, construction of eco-sanitation toilets in different parts of Bangladesh. (2009)
  • Feasibility study to introduce the drinking water project as part of Social Business of the A.K. Khan & Company (2010).
  • Evaluation study of the Water Safety Plan (WSP) project implemented by the OCETA, DPHE and Unicef (2010).
  • Country context analysis on water and sanitation issues and stakeholder consultation for the Dutch WASH Alliance, The Netherlands (2010).
  • Water and sanitation need assessment study with particular emphasis on Faecal Sludge Management system for the Ruhinga Camp at Leda Camp site, Teknaf (2010).
Teaching in the field of:
  • Climate Change & Adaptation
  • Disaster Management
  • Community based Natural Resources Management and Co-management issues
  • Environment and Social Impact Assessment
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Supervising research work of students
Member of Government of Bangladesh's National Expert CommitteBe
BAPA (Life Member)

January 2016- till date

Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Management

Responsibilities

Teaching in the field of Climate Change & Adaptation, Disaster Management, Community Based Natural Resources Management and Co-management issues; Environment and Social Impact Assessment,  & Geographic Information System (GIS); Supervising research work of students; Developing network and collaboration with different national and international universities, research institutions and donors.

  • December 2011-January2016

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Management

Responsibilities

Teaching in the field of Climate Change & Adaptation, Disaster Management, Community Based Natural Resources Management and Co-management issues; Environment and Social Impact Assessment,  & Geographic Information System (GIS); Supervising research work of students; Developing network and collaboration with different national and international universities, research institutions and donors.

  • May 2010-December 2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Management, North South University, Dhaka

 Responsibilities

Teaching in the field of Climate Change & Adaptation, Disaster Management, Natural Resources Management, Environment and Social Impact Assessment; supervising research work of students. 

  • June 2009-May 2010

Environmental Management Expert, DevCon, a Dutch-Bangla joint venture consultancy farm.

 Responsibilities

Conduct water, sanitation, and climate related studies. Provide technical and professional input for different projects implemented by DevCon. 

 

  • May 2001- May2009

Faculty Member (part time), Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka. More than seven years of teaching experience in the filed of environment and health. Supervised masters level national and international students. Worked as an examiner of several masters level dissertation work at KTH, Sweden and Delft University, The Netherlands.

 

  • June 2007- June 2009

Project Coordinator, Decentralization and Local Public Goods: How does allocation of decision making authority affect provision? - A Research Project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA and jointly implemented by the Columbia University at New York.

Responsibilities

Developed strategic and operational planning of the project, coordinated and supervised the overall project activities and project staff in consultation with Principal Investigator of the project in the USA; monitored of water quality and managed activity based project budget.

 

  • January 2005-May 2006

Project Coordinator, Rural Piped Water Project of BRAC.

Responsibilities

Developed strategy and implementation plan to construct piped water scheme in different rural Bangladesh; implemented different financing models to identify the best suitable approach to involve communities in order to make projects sustainable; developed local skills to implement piped water projects individually.

 

  • June 96- April 05

Coordinator, Environment & Arsenic Mitigation Research Unit, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC.

Responsibilities

Developed policy and objectives for the Environment Group of BRAC; developed environmental training materials to conduct environmental awareness training for BRAC staff members; conducted Environmental Examination (EE) of Rural Development Programs of BRAC; conducted action research on different appropriate environment friendly projects; prepared Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) guideline for BRAC programs; reviewed and planed different environmental activities for the group members; developed proposals and implemented projects on concurrent environmental issues; supervised and coordinated the arsenic mitigation and sanitation related research activities of BRAC; participated in the preparation of disaster risk reduction strategies and regular disaster related activities of BRAC, particularly during disaster periods.

 

  • May `95- May ‘96

Junior Consultant, Environment and GIS (EGIS) Support Project for the Water Sector Planning, a Ministry of Water Resources Project Funded by the Netherlands Government.

Responsibilities

Collected and reviewed secondary literature relating to the Regional Environmental Profile (REP) and the Fishery Pilot Study Program; helped in developing methodologies of field investigation for the REP; provided GIS-based support to the REP as well as the Fisheries Studies; Participated in the field work for the REP as well as the Fishery Pilot Study Program and collected information using RRA methodology.

 

  • May `91- April `95

Junior Social Scientist, Environmental Study (FAP 16), the Flood Response Study (FAP 14) and the Flood Proofing Study (FAP 23) of Bangladesh Flood Action Plan (FAP).

Responsibilities

Supervised a group of Field Investigators; analyzed Satellite Images to produce different study maps; analysed collected data using dBase IV and SPSS/PC+; Observed and analyzed char environment of the three main river systems i.e. Ganges/Padma, Jamuna & Meghna using RRA technique; worked as a team member for the development of EIA guideline for the Water Resources Ministry; conducted Environmental Evaluation study of different Flood Control Drainage and Irrigation (FCD/I) projects of Bangladesh; collected time series data on environment, agricultural practices etc. using both Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) and Household Survey methods.

Human Geography, Environmental Risk Assessment, Climate Change Adaptation, Migration and GIS

Full Time Faculty
Professor & Chair

Ph.D., in Water Resource Management, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
M Phil on Environment and Development, University of Cambridge, UK
M.Sc., in Geography, Jahangirnagar Unuiversity, Savar, Dhaka
B.Sc., (Hons) in Geography, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka

Phone
Email: md.jakariya@northsouth.edu, jakariya2009@gmail.com
Office+880-2-55668200 Ext: 2057