Shafiqul (Shafik) Islam is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a professor of water diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Dr. Islam is the Director of the Water Diplomacy Program. Professor Islam works on availability, access and allocation of water within the context of climate challenges, health, and diplomacy. He seeks interdisciplinary approaches to create actionable knowledge by blending science, engineering, policy, and politics in contextually relevant ways using complexity science, systems thinking, principled pragmatism, and negotiation theory. Professor Islam maintains a diverse network of national and international partnerships and is engaged in several national and international consulting and training practices in the United States, South Asia, Africa, and Middle East. He is an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Professor Islam is the 2016 recipient of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Water Prize for Creativity. He has over hundred publications and four books on water diplomacy. His first path breaking book on water diplomacy was translated in Chinese by the Science Press of China. His research and practice have been featured in numerous media outlets including the BBC World Service, Voice of America, Boston Globe, The Daily Star, Huffington Post, Nature, and Yale E360. For more information about Dr. Islam's interests and expertise, please visit Water Diplomacy and WikiPedia.
Director, Water Diplomacy | IGERT Program, Tufts University
Professor of Water Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Associate Dean for Research, Tufts School of Engineering
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering
University of Cincinnati, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- 2001-2004: Professor
- 2000-2004: Director of Graduate Studies
- 1997-2000: Associate Professor
- 1995-2004: Founding Director, Cincinnati Earth Systems Science Program
- 1991-1996: Assistant Professor
Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Shafiqul Islam's research interests include water diplomacy, hydroclimatology, hydroepidemiology, remote sensing, and climate challenges.