Dr. Nazrul Islam took the initiative to found BEN in July 1998. Others who joined him in founding BEN include the following: in alphabetic order by last name
Activities of BEN are coordinated through BEN Coordinating Committee (BEN-CC). Current members of BEN-CC include the following: in alphabetic order by last name
Md. Khalequzzaman, Ph.D.
Global Coordinator, BEN
Professor and Lead
Dept. of Environmental, Geographical,
and Geological Sciences (EGGS)
Lock Haven University
114 East Campus Science Center
Lock Haven, PA 17745, USA
Brief Bio: Dr. Md. Khalequzzaman is a professor of Geology at Lock Haven University (LHU) since 2001. He also served as the chair of the Department of Geology & Physics at LHU for three years from 2005 to 2008. Currently, he is serving as the lead of the Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences (EGGS) department at LHU under the Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania. He holds B.S./M.S. degree in Mining Engineering/Geology from Azerbaijan Institute of Petroleum & Chemistry in Baku, formerly USSR; another M.S. and a Ph.D. in Geology from University of Delaware, U.S.A. His areas of expertise and research include coastal environmental oceanography, water resources management, sustainability science, and GIS. He published numerous papers and newspaper articles on various aspects of trans-boundary rivers and integrated water resources management in South Asia. He authored three books on water resources and environment. He collaborated with scientists from India, Canada, and Bangladesh on research projects dealing with equitable and reasonable sharing of trans-boundary rivers. He co-edited proceedings of two international conferences on trans-boundary rivers and regional cooperation on water resources in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins. Prof. Khalequzzaman is a recipient of several national and international awards and research grants. He is involved in community-based watershed alliances and environmental research in both Bangladesh and central Pennsylvania, U.S.A.