Shafiqul Islam | The Daily Star
  • Shafiqul Islam

    Director of Water Diplomacy, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Water Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, USA.

  • Time to develop a reliable flood forecasting model

    Most of Bangladesh is located within the floodplains of three large river systems: the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna (GBM), with over 90 percent of the basin area outside Bangladesh. Flood is thus a natural phenomenon here, and people have been living with floods for centuries. Yet, not all floods are created equal, so to speak, nor all floods lead to a flooding disaster.
  • Is duty-free facility enough to boost export to China?

    On June 16, 2020 China declared duty-free export facilities for the least-developed countries (LDCs), including Bangladesh on 97 per cent of their tariff line.
  • What Bangladesh can do to fight the coronavirus

    We did not know about this invisible enemy even a few months ago. Yet, in this short period of time, it has affected 210 countries and territories around the world, infected over 2.5 million people and killed over 180,000 globally.
  • Flood in Bangladesh.

    Neither necessary nor sufficient

    On the surface—from the philosophical (life and death) to physical (rainfall and flood)—these appear to be simple questions with causal connections.
  • Tabuo Bristy Asuk

    'Tabuo Bristy Asuk' of Shafiqul Islam is a book of poetry. It was published in February, 2007. This book consists of 41