Mr. Fakhruddin is a hydrologist by training, and has 13 years of experience specializing in hydrology, disaster and climate risk management. His recent work involves generation and application of medium and long range ensembles probabilistic forecasting techniques for the Region using numerical weather and climate modelling (WRF, ECMWF, APCC, etc) and demonstration of location specific early warning system for coastal hazards (i.e. cyclone, storm surge). His key areas of expertise are hydrological modeling, early warning and dissemination system design, emergency communication, incident command system, climate change adaptation and integrated water resources management. Fakhruddin graduated in civil engineering and has Master in Water Engineering and Management from AIT, Thailand. He has a PGD in Integrated Water Resource Management from United Nations University, Canada and ongoing PhD in Water Engineering and Management. He is a certified Instructor of ICS from United States Forest Service (USFS).
Fakhruddin has working experiences in climate risk management and disaster management field more than 15 countries ( i.e. Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Cambodia, India, Iran, Indonesia, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Thailand, USA, Vietnam, etc).
Fakhruddin currently working as a Team Leader- Hydrology at RIMES. Before joining RIMES, he also worked for University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), USA, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Sri Lanka, US Forest Service (USFS), OXFAM-Hong Kong, AECOM International, USA, CEGIS and FFWC of BWDB, Bangladesh.