SCU Staff Directory
Dr Sydur Rahman
BScAgEng, MSWRD, PhD(SCU)
Current Appointment: Casual Academic (Teaching)
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Telephone: +612 6620 3056
Location: Lismore A2.27
Dr Sydur Rahman is a Lecturer in Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Southern Cross University (SCU). Prior to that position, he worked as a Senior Scientist (Water Resources Engineering) over 12 yrs at the Department of Water Management in Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, where he designed, planned and delivered several research and development projects relevant to integrated management and use of ground- and surface-water resources, groundwater characterization, sources and flow paths, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, design and evaluation of irrigation systems, domestic wastewater reuse in peri-urban agriculture, water management of integrated farming systems in inundated floodplains, water management for enhancing crop production under changing climate, crop water modelling and scheduling, and remediation of saline wastelands. These research projects contributed to improve the water use efficiency and water productivity, and the sustainable use of water at field, farm and regional level in the agricultural industries. He received his doctoral degree in environmental engineering with the focus on the application of holistic approaches through the geochemical assessment as well as the use of ecological tool to investigate some of the environmental and human health risk assessment and management issues around historic contaminated land sites in Australia. The findings of projects examine the validity of many current environmental quality guidelines and may allow for future guideline assessments and adjustments. His research interests include water modelling, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, irrigation modelling, water management in agriculture, irrigation and drainage system, urban wastewater management, integrated water resources management, sustainable management of groundwater resources, and contaminated land assessment and management.