Associate Professor Ataur Rahman

Associate Professor Ataur Rahman

Associate Professor,
Engineering and Construction Management

Biography

Dr Ataur Rahman is an Associate Professor in Water and Environmental Engineering in University of Western Sydney. He has a specialisation in Water Engineering. He obtained his BEng (Civil) from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Masters in Hydrology from National University of Ireland and PhD from Monash University. He worked in Sinclair Knight Merz, CRC for Catchment Hydrology and QUT before joining the University of Western Sydney in 2002. He conducted research in Cornell University (USA) and in The University of Newcastle in 2010 during his sabbatical leave. He has supervised 11 PhD and Masters by Research students to successful completion. Currently, he is supervising 7 PhD students. He has published 57 journal papers. His total publications exceed 215.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Rahman.

Qualifications

  • PhD Monash University
  • MSc National University of Ireland
  • BSc(CivilEng) University of Rajshahi

Awards

  • The G N Alexander Medal 2002-02-28

Interests

  • Hydrology, Floods, Water sensitive urban design, water quality, climate change, rainwater harvesting, pollutant build up and washoff

UWS Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Engineering and Construction Management

Committees

  • School Research Committee
  • Health and Science Peer Review Committee
  • School Honours Coordinator
  • Course Advisor

Contact

Email: A.Rahman@uws.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 145
Mobile:
Location: XB.2.48
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 300762 Fluid Mechanics
  • 300766 Hydrology
  • 300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Rahman, A., Haddad, K., Weinmann, E. and Kuczera, G. (2013), 'Revision of Australian rainfall and runoff for improved flood predictions', Runoff Prediction in Ungauged Basins: Synthesis across Processes, Places and Scales, Cambridge University Press 9781107028180.
  • Rahman, A., Keane, J. and Haddad, K. (2013), 'Rainwater harvesting as a means of water conservation : an Australian experience', Water Conservation: Practices, Challenges and Future Implications, Nova 9781628089936.
  • Haque, M., Ahmed, A. and Rahman, A. (2013), 'Impacts of water price and restrictions in water demand : a case study for Australia', Water Conservation: Practices, Challenges and Future Implications, Nova 9781628089936.
  • Rahman, A., Dbais, J., Islam, S., Eroksuz, E. and Haddad, K. (2012), 'Rainwater harvesting in large residential buildings in Australia', Urban Development, InTech 9789535104421.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Rahman, A. and Dennis, G. (2012), 'Rainwater harvesting systems in Australia', Ecological Water Quality : Water Treatment and Reuse, InTech 9789535105084.

Journal Articles

  • Ahsan, A., Imteaz, M., Thomas, U., Azmi, M., Rahman, A. and Daud, N. (2014), 'Parameters affecting the performance of a low cost solar still', Applied Energy, vol 114 , pp 924 - 930.
  • Aziz, K., Rahman, A., Fang, G. and Shrestha, S. (2014), 'Application of artificial neural networks in regional flood frequency analysis : a case study for Australia', Stochastic Environment Research & Risk Assessment, vol 28, no 3 , pp 541 - 554.
  • Egodawatta, P., Haddad, K., Rahman, A. and Goonetilleke, A. (2014), 'A Bayesian regression approach to assess uncertainty in pollutant wash-off modelling', Science of the Total Environment, vol 479-480, no 1 , pp 233 - 240.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Rahman, A. and Dennis, G. (2013), 'Quality and quantity monitoring of five rainwater tanks in Western Sydney, Australia', Journal of Environmental Engineering, vol 139, no 3 , pp 332 - 340.
  • Imteaz, M., Ahsan, A., Rahman, A. and Mekanika, F. (2013), 'Modelling stormwater treatment systems using MUSIC : accuracy', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 71 , pp 15 - 21.
  • Haddad, K., Egodawatta, P., Rahman, A. and Goonetilleke, A. (2013), 'Uncertainty analysis of pollutant build-up modelling based on a Bayesian weighted least squares approach', Science of the Total Environment, vol 449 , pp 410 - 417.
  • Zaman, M., Haddad, K. and Rahman, A. (2013), 'Application of empirical scale correction factors with regional flood prediction equations : a case study for eastern Australia', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 16, no 2 , pp 141 - 150.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A., Zaman, M. and Shrestha, S. (2013), 'Applicability of Monte Carlo cross validation technique for model development and validation using generalised least squares regression', Journal of Hydrology, vol 482 , pp 119 - 128.
  • Ishak, E., Rahman, A., Westra, S., Sharma, A. and Kuczera, G. (2013), 'Evaluating the non-stationarity of Australian annual maximum flood', Journal of Hydrology, vol 494 , pp 134 - 145.
  • Charalambous, J., Rahman, A. and Carroll, D. (2013), 'Application of Monte Carlo simulation technique to design flood estimation : a case study for North Johnstone River in Queensland, Australia', Water Resources Management, vol 27, no 11 , pp 4099 - 4111.
  • Loveridge, M., Rahman, A., Hill, P. and Babister, M. (2013), 'Investigation into probabilistic losses for design flood estimation : a case study for the Orara River catchment, NSW', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 17, no 1 , pp 13 - 24.
  • Rahman, A., Rahman, A., Zaman, M., Haddad, K., Ahsan, A. and Imteaz, M. (2013), 'A study on selection of probability distributions for at-site flood frequency analysis in Australia', Natural Hazards, vol 69, no 3 , pp 1803 - 1813.
  • Ahsan, A., Ismail, N., Rahman, M., Imteaz, M., Rahman, A., Mohammad, N. and Salleh, M. (2013), 'Municipal solid waste recycling in Malaysia : present scenario and future prospects', Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, vol 22, no 12a , pp 3654 - 3664.
  • Ahsan, A., Rahman, A., Shanableh, A., Nik Daud, N., Mohammed, T. and Mabrouk, A. (2013), 'Life cycle cost analysis of a sustainable solar water distillation technique', Desalination and Water Treatment, vol 51, no 40-42 , pp 7412 - 7419.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A. and Stedinger, J. (2012), 'Regional flood frequency analysis using Bayesian generalized least squares : a comparison between quantile and parameter regression techniques', Hydrological Processes, vol 26, no 7 , pp 1008 - 1021.
  • Imteaz, M., Rahman, A. and Ahsan, A. (2012), 'Reliability analysis of rainwater tanks : a comparison between South-East and Central Melbourne', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 66 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Rahman, A., Keane, J. and Imteaz, M. (2012), 'Rainwater harvesting in Greater Sydney : water savings, reliability and economic benefits', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 61 , pp 16 - 21.
  • Zaman, M., Rahman, A. and Haddad, K. (2012), 'Regional flood frequency analysis in arid regions : a case study for Australia', Journal of Hydrology, vol 475 , pp 74 - 83.
  • Haddad, K. and Rahman, A. (2012), 'Regional flood frequency analysis in eastern Australia : Bayesian GLS regression-based methods within fixed region and ROI framework - Quantile Regression vs. Parameter Regression Technique', Journal of Hydrology, vol 430-431, no 2 , pp 142 - 161.
  • Ahsan, A., Imteaz, M., Rahman, A., Yusuf, B. and Fukuhara, T. (2012), 'Design, fabrication and performance analysis of an improved solar still', Desalination, vol 292 , pp 105 - 112.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Rahman, A. and Dennis, G. (2012), 'Implications to stormwater management as a result of lot scale rainwater tank systems : a case study in Western Sydney, Australia', Water Science and Technology, vol 65, no 8 , pp 1475 - 1482.
  • Kuruppu, U., Al-Mamoon, A., Rahman, S. and Rahman, A. (2012), 'Environmental monitoring and impact assessment : a case study for the Hawkesbury-Nepean river system in Australia', International Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering Research, vol 3, no 3 , pp 25 - 34.
  • Rahman, A., Haddad, K., Zaman, M., Kuczera, G. and Weinmann, E. (2011), 'Design Flood Estimation in Ungauged Catchments: A Comparison between the Probabilistic Rational Method and Quantile Regression Technique for NSW', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 14, no 2 , pp 127 - 139.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A. and Weinmann, E. (2011), 'Estimation of major floods: Applicability of a simple probabilistic model', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 14, no 2 , pp 117 - 126.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A., Green, J. and Kuczera, G. (2011), 'Design Rainfall Estimation for Short Storm Durations Using L-Moments and Generalised Least Squares Regression-Application to Australian Data', International Journal of Water Resources And Arid Environments, vol 1, no 3 , pp 210 - 218.
  • Haddad, K. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'Regionalization of storm duration for determining derived flood frequency curve: A case study for Victoria in Australia', Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, vol 8, no 3 , pp 37 - 46.
  • Ishak, E., Haddad, K., Zaman, M. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'Scaling property of regional floods in New South Wales Australia', Natural Hazards, vol 58, no 3 , pp 1155 - 1167.
  • Imteaz, M., Shanableh, A., Rahman, A. and Ahsan, A. (2011), 'Optimisation of rainwater tank design from large roofs: A case study in Melbourne, Australia', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 55, no 11 , pp 1022 - 1029.
  • Haddad, K. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'Selection of the best fit flood frequency distribution and parameter estimation procedure: A case study for Tasmania in Australia', Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, vol 25, no 3 , pp 415 - 428.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A. and Green, J. (2011), 'Design rainfall estimation in Australia: A case study using L moments and Generalized Least Squares Regression', Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, vol 25, no 6 , pp 815 - 825.
  • Haddad, K. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'Regional flood estimation in new south wales australia using generalized least squares quantile regression', Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, vol 16, no 11 , pp 920 - 925.
  • Imteaz, M., Ahsan, A., Naser, J. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'Reliability analysis of rainwater tanks in Melbourne using daily water balance model', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 56, no 1 , pp 80 - 86.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A. and Kuczera, G. (2011), 'Comparison of ordinary and generalised least squares regression models in regional flood frequency analysis : a case study for New South Wales', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 15, no 1 , pp 59 - 70.
  • Eroksuz, E. and Rahman, A. (2010), 'Rainwater tanks in multi-unit buildings: A case study for three Australian cities', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 54, no 12 , pp 1449 - 1452.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A., Weinmann, P., Kuczera, G. and Ball, J. (2010), 'Streamflow data preparation for regional flood frequency analysis: Lessons from south-east Australia', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 14, no 1 , pp 17 - 33.
  • Haddad, K., Zaman, M. and Rahman, A. (2010), 'Regionalisation of skew for flood frequency analysis: a case study for eastern NSW', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 14, no 01 , pp 33 - 41.
  • Rahman, A., Dbais, J. and Imteaz, M. (2010), 'Sustainability of Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Multistory Residential Buildings', American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, vol 3, no 1 , pp 73 - 82.
  • Rahman, A., Haddad, K., Zaman, M., Kuczera, G. and Weinmann, P. (2010), 'Design flood estimation in ungauged catchments: A comparison between the probabilistic rational method and quantile regression technique for NSW', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 14, no 2 , pp 127 - 140.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A. and Weinmann, P. (2010), 'Estimation of major floods: Applicability of a simple probabilistic model', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 14, no 2 , pp 117 - 126.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Rahman, A., Shrestha, S., Barker, G. and Ryan, G. (2009), 'An overview of on-site retention and detention policies for urban stormwater management in the Greater Western Sydney Region in Australia', Water International, vol 34, no 3 , pp 362 - 372.
  • Haddad, K. and Rahman, A. (2008), 'Investigation on at-site flood frequency analysis in south-east Australia', The Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, vol 69, no 3 , pp 59 - 64.
  • Rahman, A., Ali, A. and Shrestha, S. (2008), 'Life cycle cost analysis of natural channel as a component of Water Sensitive Urban Design: A case study for the Cooks River in Sydney Australia', Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), vol 88 , pp 33 - 37.
  • Rahman, A., Carroll, D., Mahbub, P., Khan, S. and Rahman, K. (2007), 'Application of the Monte Carlo Simulation Technique to Design Flood Estimation in Urban Catchments: A Case Study for the Coomera River Catchment in Gold Coast Australia', Water Practice and Technology, vol 2, no 2 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Rahman, A., Islam, S., Rahman, K., Khan, S. and Shrestha, S. (2006), 'Investigation of design rainfall temporal patterns in the Gold Coast region of Queensland', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 10, no 1 , pp 49 - 61.
  • Rahman, A. (2006), 'A quantile regression technique to estimate design floods for ungauged catchments in south-east Australia: Discussion and reply', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 10, no 1 , pp 109 - 112.
  • Gambin, N., Leo, C. and Rahman, A. (2006), 'Recycling of Construction and Demolition Materials in the Sydney Basin Australia', Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), vol 86, no MAR. , pp 29 - 32.
  • Rahman, A. (2005), 'A quantile regression technique to estimate design floods for ungauged catchments in south-east Australia', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 9, no 1 , pp 81 - 89.
  • Weinmann, E., Rahman, A., Hoang, T., Laurenson, E. and Nathan, R. (2002), 'Monte Carlo Simulation of flood frequency curves from rainfall-the way ahead', Australian journal of Water Resources, vol 6, no 1 , pp 71 - 79.
  • Rahman, A., Regan, S. and Bouazza, A. (2002), 'Effectiveness of peatland in removing contaminants from landfill leachate', Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), vol 83 , pp 20 - 24.
  • Rahman, A., Weinmann, E. and Mein, R. (2002), 'The use of probability-distributed initial losses in design flood estimation', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol 6, no 1 , pp 17 - 29.
  • Rahman, A., Weinmann, P., Hoang, T. and Laurenson, E. (2002), 'Monte Carlo Simulation of flood frequency curves from rainfall', Journal of Hydrology, vol 256, no 3-4 , pp 196 - 210.

Conference Papers

  • Al-Mamoon, A., Joergensen, N., Rahman, A. and Qasem, H. (2013), 'Estimation of design rainfall in arid region : a case study for Qatar using L moments', International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research. Congress, Chengdu, China.
  • Kuruppu, U. and Rahman, A. (2013), 'An exploratory analysis of water quality in the Nepean River, Australia', International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research. Congress , Chengdu, China.
  • Rahman, A., Haddad, K., Zaman, M., Kuczera, G., Weinmann, E., Stensmyr, P. and Babister, M. (2013), 'New regional flood frequency estimation (RFFE) method for the whole of Australia : overview of progress', Floodplain Management Association. Conference, Tweed Heads, N.S.W..
  • Haque, M., Rahman, A., Hagare, D. and Kibria, G. (2013), 'Identification of suitable predictor variables for water demand forecasting model by principal component analysis : an application to the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia', International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research. Congress, Chengdu, China.
  • Aziz, K., Rahman, A., Shamseldin, A. and Shoaib, M. (2013), 'Regional flood estimation in Australia : application of gene expression programming and artificial neural network techniques', MSSANZ/IMACS Biennial Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, S. Aust..
  • Caballero, W. and Rahman, A. (2013), 'Application of Monte Carlo simulation technique to design flood estimation : a case study for the Orara River catchment in New South Wales', MSSANZ/IMACS Biennial Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, S. Aust..
  • Hajani, E., Rahman, A., Al-Amin, M. and Rahman, A. (2013), 'Reliability analysis for rainwater harvesting system in peri-urban regions of Greater Sydney, Australia', MSSANZ/IMACS Biennial Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, S. Aust..
  • Kuruppu, U., Rahman, A., Haque, M. and Sathasivan, A. (2013), 'Water quality investigation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River in Sydney using principal component analysis', MSSANZ/IMACS Biennial Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, S. Aust..
  • Hossain, M., Rahman, A., Haddad, K. and Ishak, E. (2013), 'Trend analysis of flood data in Australia : a case study for Victoria', MSSANZ/IMACS Biennial Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, S. Aust..
  • Haque, M., Haddad, K., Rahman, A., Hossain, M., Hagare, D. and Kibria, G. (2013), 'Long term water demand forcasting : use of Monte Carlo cross validation for the best model selection', MSSANZ/IMACS Biennial Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, S. Aust..
  • Rahman, A., Haddad, K. and Rahman, A. (2013), 'Regional flood modelling in the new Australian Rainfall and Runoff', MSSANZ/IMACS Biennial Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, S. Aust..
  • Sharmeen, L., Rahman, A. and Kuruppu, U. (2013), 'Regionalisation of water savings from rainwater harvesting system in Greater Sydney', MSSANZ/IMACS Biennial Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, S. Aust..
  • Loveridge, M., Rahman, A. and Babister, M. (2013), 'Probabilistic flood hydrographs using Monte Carlo simulation : potential impact to flood inundation mapping', MSSANZ/IMACS Biennial Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, S. Aust..
  • Loveridge, M. and Rahman, A. (2013), 'Trend analysis of rainfall losses using an event-based hydrological model in eastern NSW', MSSANZ/IMACS Biennial Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, S. Aust..
  • Haque, M., Rahman, A., Hagare, D. and Kibria, G. (2013), 'Climate change impact assessment on water resources in the Blue Mountains, Australia', International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Koblenz, Germany.
  • Taylor, M., Rahman, A. and Hagare, D. (2012), 'An investigation into design inputs for design flood estimation in New South Wales', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Zaman, M., Rahman, A., Haddad, K. and Hagare, D. (2012), 'Identification of the best-fit probability distributions in at-site flood frequency analysis : a case study for Australia using 127 stations', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Rahman, A., Haddad, K., Zaman, M., Kuczera, G., Weinmann, E. and Weeks, W. (2012), 'Regional flood estimation in Australia : an overview of the study for the upgrade of 'Australian Rainfall and Runoff'', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Rahman, A., Zaman, M., Haddad, K., Kuczera, G., Weinmann, E., Weeks, W., Rajaratnam, L. and Kemp, D. (2012), 'Development of a new regional flood frequency analysis method for semi-arid and arid regions of Australia', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A., Kuczera, G. and Weinmann, E. (2012), 'A new regionalisation model for large flood estimation in Australia : consideration of inter-site dependence in modelling', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Aziz, K., Rahman, A., Fang, G. and Shrestha, S. (2012), 'Comparison of artificial neural networks and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system for regional flood estimation in Australia', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Zaman, M., Rahman, A. and Haddad, K. (2012), 'Detection of change point in annual maximum flood series over eastern Australia using a Bayesian approach', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Caballero, W., Rahman, A. and Shrestha, S. (2012), 'Regionalisation of rainfall temporal patterns in New South Wales for application with the Monte Carlo simulation technique to design flood estimation', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Johnson, F., Haddad, K., Rahman, A. and Green, J. (2012), 'Application of Bayesian GLSR to estimate sub daily rainfall parameters for the IFD revision project', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Hill, P., Graszkiewicz, Z., Sih, K., Nathan, R., Loveridge, M. and Rahman, A. (2012), 'Outcomes from a pilot study on modelling losses for design flood estimation', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Loveridge, M. and Rahman, A. (2012), 'Probabilistic losses for design flood estimation : a case study in New South Wales', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A., Ling, F. and Weinmann, E. (2011), 'Towards a new regional flood frequency analysis method for Tasmania', 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A., Kuczera, G. and Micevski, T. (2011), 'Regional Flood Frequency Analysis in New South Wales Using Bayesian GLS Regression: Comparison of Fixed Region and Region-of-influence Approaches', 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane.
  • Aziz, K., Rahman, A., Fang, G. and Shrestha, S. (2011), 'Artificial Neural Networks Based Regional Flood Estimation Methods for Eastern Australia: Identification of Optimum Regions', 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane.
  • Rahman, A., Zaman, M., Fotos, M., Haddad, K., Rajaratnam, L. and Weeks, W. (2011), 'Towards a New Regional Flood Estimation Method for the Northern Teritory', 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane.
  • Ishak, E., Rahman, A., Westra, S., Sharma, A. and Kuczera, G. (2011), 'Trends in Peak Streamflow Data in Australia: Impacts of Serial and Cross-correlation', 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Rahman, A. and Ryan, G. (2011), 'Designing a lot scale stormwater system with rainwater tanks and WSUD: Possible upgrade of design practices to enhance sustainability of urban water cycle', 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane.
  • Van Der Sterren, M. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'The impact of rainwater tanks on stormwater runoff from a single lot development in Western Sydney based on XP-SWMM modelling', 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane.
  • Caballero, W. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'Monte Carlo Simulation Technique to Design Flood Estimation-Regionalisation of Rainfall Duration for New South Wales', 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane.
  • Haddad, K., Uddin, M., Rahman, A., Kuczera, G. and Weinman, E. (2011), 'A New Flood Regionalisation Model for Large Flood Estimation in Australia', 11th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific GeoConference, Albena, Bulgaria.
  • Jujuly, M., Uddin, M. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'Alternative Water Supplies to Replace Arsenic Polluted Ground water in Bangladesh', 11th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific GeoConference, Albena, Bulgaria.
  • Uddin, M., Jujuly, M., Hossain, M. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'Applicability of Reinforced Concrete Spurs in River Bank Protection: A case Study in Bangladesh', 11th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific GeoConference, Albena, Bulgaria.
  • Aziz, K., Rahman, A., Fang, G. and Shrestha, S. (2011), 'Application of Artificial Neural Networks in Regional Flood Estimation in Australia: Formation of Regions Based on Catchment Attributes', The Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Crete, Greece.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A., Weeks, W., Kuczera, G. and Weinmann, E. (2011), 'Towards a new regional flood frequency analysis method for Western Australia', The 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Perth.
  • Zaman, M., Rahman, A. and Haddad, K. (2011), 'Regional flood modelling in arid and semi-arid regions in Australia', The 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 12-16 Dec 2011, Perth.
  • Taylor, M., Haddad, K., Zaman, M. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'Regional flood modelling in Western Australia: Application of regression based methods using ordinary least squares', The 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Perth.
  • Caballero, W., Taylor, M., Rahman, A. and Shrestha, S. (2011), 'Regionalisation of Intensity-Frequency-Duration Data: A Case Study for New South Wales', The 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Perth.
  • El-Kafagee, M. and Rahman, A. (2011), 'A study on initial and continuing losses for design flood estimation in New South Wales', The 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 12-16 Dec 2011, Perth.
  • Ishak, E., Rahman, A., Westra, S., Sharma, A. and Kuczera, G. (2010), 'Preliminary analysis of trends in Australian flood data', World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, Providence.
  • Zaman, M., Rahman, I., Haddad, K. and Rahman, A. (2010), 'Scaling issues in design flood estimation for ungauged catchments: A case study for eastern Australia', World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, Providence.
  • Aziz, K., Rahman, A., Fang, G., Haddad, K. and Shrestha, S. (2010), 'Design flood estimation for ungauged catchments: Application of artificial neural networks for eastern Australia', World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, Providence.
  • Haddad, K., Zaman, M., Rahman, A. and Shrestha, S. (2010), 'Regional Flood Modelling: Use of Monte Carlo cross-validation for the Best Model Selection', World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, Providence.
  • Patel, H. and Rahman, A. (2010), 'Design Flood Estimation using Monte Carlo Simulation and RORB Model: Stochastic Nature of RORB model parameters', World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, Providence.
  • Rahman, A., Haddad, K., Ishak, E., Weinmann, E. and Kuczera, G. (2010), 'Regional Flood Estimation in Australia: An Overview of the Study in Relation to the Upgrade of Australian Rainfall and Runoff', 50th Annual Floodplain Management Authorities Conference Gosford 2010 FMA, Gosford.
  • Pirozzi, J. and Rahman, A. (2010), 'Design Streamflow Estimation for Ungauged Catchments in Eastern NSW: Identification of Important Predictor Variables', Australian Water Association National Conference, Ozwater 2010, 8-10 March, Brisbane, Brisbane.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A., Green, J. and Kuczera, G. (2010), 'Design Rainfall Estimation for Short Storm Durations using L-moments and Generalised Least Squares Regression - Application to Australian Data', The 4th International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments, Riyadh.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Dennis, G., Chuck, J. and Rahman, A. (2010), 'Rainwater tank water quality testing in Western Sydney Australia', World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, Providence.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Rahman, A. and Ryan, G. (2010), 'Investigation of water Quality and Quantity of Five Rainwater Tanks in Western Sydney, Australia', World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, Providence.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Dennis, G., Rahman, A., Ryan, G. and Barker, G. (2009), 'A case study of rainwater tank water quality testing in Western Sydney, Australia', 8th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Concepcion, Chile.
  • Pirozzi, J., Ashraf, M., Rahman, A. and Haddad, K. (2009), 'Design Flood Estimation for Ungauged Catchments in Eastern NSW: Evaluation of the Probabilistic Rational Method', 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle.
  • Ishak, E., Aziz, K., Rahman, A. and Haddad, K. (2009), 'Scaling behaviour of regional floods in New South Wales Australia', 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle.
  • Haddad, K., Pirozzi, J., McPherson, G., Zaman, M., Rahman, A. and Kuczera, G. (2009), 'Regional flood estimation technique for NSW: Application of generalised least squares quantile regression technique', 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle.
  • Haddad, K., Aziz, K., Rahman, A., Weinmann, E. and Ishak, E. (2009), 'A probabilistic model for estimation of large floods in ungauged catchments: Application to south-east Australia', 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle.
  • Hackelbusch, A., Micevski, T., Kuczera, G., Rahman, A. and Haddad, K. (2009), 'Regional Flood Frequency Analysis for Eastern New South Wales: A Region of Influence Approach using Generalized Least Squares log Pearson 3 Parameter Regression', 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle.
  • Imteaz, M., Cairney, M., Fink, J. and Rahman, A. (2009), 'Scenario study on Melbourne's future water supply under extreme drought', Environmental Science and Technology Conference, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Hossain, A., Rahman, A. and Haddad, K. (2009), 'Design streamflow estimation for ungauged catchments in Victoria: Uncertainty analysis using boot strapping', 2nd International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Rahman, A., Islam, S. and Bhuiyan, T. (2009), 'An algorithm for derivation of design rainfall temporal patterns for short and long duration storms', 2nd International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Rahman, A., Shrestha, S. and Thomson, A. (2008), 'Urban Stormwater Modelling in Australia: Comparison of Three Commercial Software Packages', Water Down Under 2008, Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A. and Weinmann, E. (2008), 'Streamflow data preparation for regional flood frequency analysis: Important lessons from a case study', Water Down Under 2008, Adelaide.
  • Rahman, A., Islam, S., Eroksuz, E., Dbais, J. and Bhuiyan, T. (2008), 'A Windows-based computing tool for rainwater tank analysis and design in multistorey developments', Water Down Under 2008, Adelaide.
  • Rahman, A., Rima, K. and Weeks, W. (2008), 'Development of regional flood estimation methods using quantile regression technique: A case study for North-eastern part of Queensland', Water Down Under 2008, Adelaide.
  • Rahman, A., Haddad, K., Caballero, W. and Weinmann, E. (2008), 'Progress on the enhancement of the Probabilistic Rational Method for Victoria in Australia', Water Down Under 2008, Adelaide.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A. and Weinmann, E. (2008), 'Development of a generalised least squares based quantile regression technique for design flood estimation in Victoria', Water Down Under 2008, Adelaide.
  • Dbais, J., Rahman, A., Ronaldson, P. and Shrestha, S. (2007), 'Life cycle costing of rainwater tank as a component of water sensitive urban design', 13th Intl. Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference, Sydney.
  • Rahman, A. and Craddock, A. (2007), 'A study on the impacts of rainwater tanks on streamflow runoff', 13th Intl. Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference, Sydney.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Rahman, A., Barker, G., Ryan, G. and Shrestha, S. (2007), 'Rainwater tanks for on-site detention in urban developments in Western Sydney: an overview', 13th Intl. Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference, Sydney.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Shrestha, S. and Rahman, A. (2007), 'A Risk Assessment of Ponding Using Grated Drainage System in Urban Areas of Western Sydney, Australia', Restoring Our Natural Habitat : World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2007, Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • Van Der Sterren, M., Rahman, A. and Shrestha, S. (2007), 'Investigation into Grated Drainage System: A Case Study in Western Sydney, Australia', Restoring Our Natural Habitat, Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • Rahman, A., Dbais, J., Mitchell, C., Ronaldson, P. and Shrestha, S. (2007), 'Study of Rainwater Tanks as a Source of Alternative Water Supply in a Multistorey Residential Building in Sydney, Australia', Restoring Our Natural Habitat, Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • Elias, I. and Rahman, A. (2006), 'Investigation into Probabilistic Nature of Continuing Loss in Four Catchments in Victoria', 30th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Launceston.
  • Mitchell, C. and Rahman, A. (2006), 'Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Rainwater Tank in a Multistorey Residential Building in Sydney', 30th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Launceston.
  • Haddad, K., Rahman, A. and Weinmann, E. (2006), 'Design Flood Estimation in Ungauged Catchments by Quantile Regression Technique: Ordinary Least Squares and Generalised Least Squares Compared', 30th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Launceston, Australia.
  • Rahman, A., Mahbub, P., Rahman, K. and Shrestha, S. (2006), 'Variability of Rainfall Temporal Patterns and its Impacts on Design Flood Estimation', 30th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Launceston, Australia.
  • Rahman, A., Carroll, D., Mahbub, P., Khan, S. and Rahman, K. (2006), 'Application of the Monte Carlo Simulation Technique to Design Flood Estimation in Urban Catchments: A Case Study for the Coomera River Catchment in Gold Coast Australia', 7th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling and 4th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design, Melbourne.
  • Eroksuz, E., Rahman, A. and Jeffrey, M. (2006), 'Economics of Rainwater Tanks in Multi-Storied Complexes in three cities of New South Wales Australia.', 7th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling and 4th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design, Melbourne.
  • Rahman, A., Smith, R. and Stathos, P. (2005), 'Towards the application of the Joint Probability Approach to ungauged catchments: Regional distribution for storm duration in Eastern Victoria.', 29th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Canberra.
  • Rahman, A., Madhavsinh, J. and Ahmad, Z. (2005), 'Searching for an appropriate probability distribution for at-site flood frequency analysis in south-east Australia', 29th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Canberra.
  • Rahman, A. and Islam, S. (2005), 'Window-based tools for design flood estimation using Monte Carlo Simulation Technique', 29th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Canberra.
  • Charalambous, J., Rahman, A. and Carroll, D. (2005), 'Application of URBS-Monte Carlo Simulation Technique to large catchments for design flood estimation: A case study for the Johnstone River Catchment in Queensland', 29th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Canberra.
  • Rahman, A., Islam, S., Rahman, K., Khan, S. and Shrestha, S. (2005), 'A Windows-based Program to Derive Design Rainfall Temporal Patterns for Design Flood Estimation', International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Melbourne.
  • Rijal, N. and Rahman, A. (2005), 'Design flood estimation in ungauged catchments: Quantile Regression Technique and Probabilistic Rational Method compared', International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Melbourne.
  • Makdessi, M., Rahman, A. and Kibria, G. (2005), 'Investigation of the Thermodynamic Component of Penman's Method for Estimating Evaporation', International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Melbourne.
  • Haddad, K. and Rahman, A. (2005), 'Regionalisation of Rainfall Duration in Victoria for Design Flood Estimation Using Monte Carlo Simulation', International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Melbourne.
  • Kader, F. and Rahman, A. (2004), 'Regionalisation of design rainfalls in Victoria Australia for design flood estimation by joint probability approach', 2nd APHW Conference, Singapore.
  • Carroll, D. and Rahman, A. (2004), 'Investigation of sub-tropical rainfall characteristics for use in the joint probability approach to design flood estimation', 2nd APHW Conference, Singapore.
  • Rauf, A. and Rahman, A. (2004), 'Study of fixed-duration design rainfalls in Australian Rainfall and Runoff and joint probability based design rainfalls', 2nd APHW Conference, Singapore.
  • Rahman, A. and Carroll, D. (2004), 'Appropriate spatial variability of flood-producing variables in the Joint Probability Approach to design flood estimation', British Hydrological Society International Conference Imperial College London 2004, London, UK.
  • Ali, A., Rahman, A. and Wojcik, M. (2004), 'Life cycle cost analysis of natural channel as a component of water sensitive urban design', 2004 International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Ilahee, M. and Rahman, A. (2003), 'Investigation of Continuing Losses for Design Flood Estimation: A Case Study in Queensland', 28th International Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Wollongong NSW Australia.
  • Rahman, A. and Hollerbach, D. (2003), 'Study of Runoff Coefficients Associated with the Probabilistic Rational Method for Flood Estimation in South-east Australia', 28th International Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Wollongong NSW Australia.
  • Rahman, A., Kader, F., Krautz, C. and Marshall, R. (2003), 'Sustainable Natural Channels in Urban Areas as a Component of Water Sensitive Urban Design', 28th International Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
  • Charalambous, J., Rahman, A. and Carroll, D. (2003), 'Application of Monte Carlo Simulation Technique with URBS Model for Design Flood Estimation of Large Catchments', International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Townsville, Australia.
  • Adair, L. and Rahman, A. (2003), 'Identification of Erosion Potential in an Urban River in North Australia Using GIS and Hydrodynamic Model', International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Townsville, Australia.
  • Rahman, A., Shanableh, A. and Shrestha, S. (2003), 'Building Industry Linkage as a Tool to Enhance Academic Career: An Australian Experience', Third Engineering Forum on Engineering Education, University of Sharjah.

Research

A/Prof Dr Ataur Rahman is an active researcher in water and environmental engineering. He has authored/co-authored over 215 scholarly publications. He has received research grant worth over $500,000. He is serving in the Editorial Board of Australian Journal of Water Resources (published by Engineers Australia)  and Water (published from Switzerland).

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Rahman.

Previous Projects

Title: Stage 3 Project 1 - Testing of final IFDs in P5 to support the revision of the Australian Rainfall & Runoff Handbook
Years: 2013-02-01 - 2013-03-31
ID: P00021369
UWS Researchers: Ataur Rahman
Funding:
  • Engineers Australia
Title: Stage 3 Project 5 Regional Flood Methods
Years: 2013-05-17 - 2014-03-31
ID: P00021668
UWS Researchers: Ataur Rahman
Funding:
  • Engineers Australia
Title: Extension of the Monte Carlo Simulation technique for design flood estimation to the extreme flood range
Years: 2004-05-18 - 2005-12-31
ID: P0010744
UWS Researchers: Ataur Rahman
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Gold Coast City Council
Title: Development of a new technique for design flood estimation in ungauged catchments based on the principles of Joint Probability
Years: 2003-01-30 - 2004-01-29
ID: P0010134
UWS Researchers: Ataur Rahman
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Australian Rainfall & Runoff - Regional methods for design flow estimation in ungauged catchments in New South Wales
Years: 2007-12-01 - 2010-12-31
ID: P0015949
UWS Researchers: Ataur Rahman
Funding:
  • Engineers Australia
Title: The development of temporal patterns of storms greater than 72 hours for the Hinze Dam Stage 3 Project
Years: 2007-01-01 - 2009-06-30
ID: P0015512
UWS Researchers: Ataur Rahman
Funding:
  • Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Limited
Title: Australian Rainfall & Runoff - Project 5 Regional Flood Methods for Australia
Years: 2009-02-03 - 2009-07-31
ID: P00016637
UWS Researchers: Ataur Rahman
Funding:
  • Engineers Australia
Title: Australian Rainfall & Runoff - Victorian Regional Flood Frequency - Sensitivity Analysis
Years: 2008-06-15 - 2008-08-15
ID: P00016253
UWS Researchers: Ataur Rahman
Funding:
  • Engineers Australia
Title: Australian Rainfall & Runoff - Project 5 Regional Flood Methods for Australia: Stage II
Years: 2009-11-18 - 2013-09-06
ID: P00017817
UWS Researchers: Ataur Rahman
Funding:
  • Engineers Australia
Title: Pilot Study on GLS Regression for Design Rainfall Estimation
Years: 2009-04-15 - 2011-03-30
ID: P00017028
UWS Researchers: Ataur Rahman
Funding:
  • Bureau of Meteorology

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