Md Shahriar Pervez’s training and experience emphasized water resource system analysis, hydrogeology, large-scale hydrological modeling process, applied remote sensing to map risks of flood and drought, and the design, implementation, and uncertainty assessment of operational flood monitoring systems. He works as a scientist with SGT Inc., contractor to USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, and is involved in multiple projects including FEWS NET, Asia Flood Network, Afghanistan Water, Iraq Water Assessment, NASA LEWS, and phenology and drought monitoring activities for the conterminous United States.
Prior to joining EROS, he conducted research into the integration, implementation and efficient use of geospatial components and technologies for water resources, agriculture, and environmental management at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Sri Lanka and the Institute of Water Modeling (IWM) in Bangladesh.
Shahriar earned a B.S. in Urban and Rural Planning from Khulna University, Bangladesh, and an M.S. in Geography from University of North Dakota. He obtained a Ph.D. in Geospatial Science and Engineering, with Prof. Geoffrey Henebry serving as his advisor. Shahriar’s research interest focuses on the predictive capabilities for fresh water availability within large river basins under regional and global change scenarios, and assessment of impacts on groundwater recharge within the basins.