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Biography

Dr Mobin-ud-Din Ahmad is a principal research scientist in CSIRO Land and Water and has over 20 years of international research experience on broad range of issues related to environmentally sustainable agricultural land and water management. He specialises in the application of agro-hydrological models and remote sensing based energy balance modelling for irrigation performance assessment, water balance and productivity analysis from field to river basin scale. Before joining CSIRO in 2008, Dr Ahmad was a Senior International Researcher at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has conducted multi-disciplinary research in many large river basins of the world including the Indus in Pakistan, Murray-Darling in Australia, Sao Francisco in Brazil, Yellow River in China, Krishna in India, Ganges in India and Bangladesh, Karkheh in Iran, and Limpopo in Southern Africa.

He is leading a research project team that aims to build integrated water resource management modelling capacity within Pakistan, through the application of Australian water management technology, in particular adoption of SOURCE integrated modelling framework. This work is funded by the Australian Government (through DFAT and CSIRO) which will provide a comprehensive strategic assessment of the Indus water resources, and a framework for making regional trade-off decisions and providing for operational efficiencies in water use and sharing.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2012-

    Invited Presentation on the impact of conservation agriculture on system level outcome
    CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC)

  • 2008-

    Soil and Water Conservation Society Editor's Choice Honorable Mention in recognition of the article: “At what scale does water saving really save water?” published in Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 2007
    Soil and Water Conservation Society

  • 2006-

    Invited guest lectures on remote sensing applications for water resources management
    ITC Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Academic Qualifications

  • 2002

    Doctorate in Water Resources Engingeering and Management
    ITC—Wageningen University, the Netherlands

  • 1994

    Master in Irrigation Engineering and Management
    Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand

  • 1991

    Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
    University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

Professional Experiences

  • 2014-date

    Principal Research Scientist – Irrigation Hydrology
    CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia

  • 2008-2014

    Senior Research Scientist – Irrigation Hydrology
    CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia

  • 2006-2008

    Senior International Researcher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • 2005-2006

    International Researcher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • 2003-2004

    Post Doctoral Researcher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • 1999-2002

    Doctoral Researcher
    ITC—Wageningen University, the Netherlands

  • 1994-1999

    Water Resources Engineer
    International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI), Lahore Pakistan