Mr. Hossain Shahid Mozaddad Faruque graduated in Civil Engineering in 1974 from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He completed 'International Post Graduate Course in Hydrology' from International Centre of Hydrology " Dino Tonini ", University of Padova, Monscelice, Padova, ltaly, in 1984. He completed his M.Sc. Eng. in Water Resources from BUET, Bangladesh in 1990.
He retired from Government Services as Director General of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Bangladesh (2007-09). Earlier he worked as Director General, Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO), under the same Ministry (2002-2007). He also held diplomatic position at Bangladesh High Commission, New Delhi, India (1989-1991).
With more than 44 years of experience in the field of Water Resources, Mr. Faruque has extensively worked in the fields of planning, programming, monitoring, and supervising of a large number of projects. As head of two major organizations of water sector of Bangladesh (BWDB & WARPO), he integrated works of multi-disciplinary professionals and guided a large number of projects including their feasibility studies and implementation.
Mr. Faruque’s major contribution includes among others; formulation of (a)National Water Management Plan (NWMP),2004 (as Project Director) (b) Coastal Zone Policy,2005 (as Project Director), (c) Coastal Development Strategy, 2006 (as Project Director), (d) Master Plan of Haor Area, 2012(as Team Leader), (e) Classification of Wetlands of Bangladesh,2016 (as Team Leader) (e) Model Validation on Hydro-morphological Process of the River System in the Subsiding Sylhet Haor Basin,2016 (as Team Leader). Mr. Faruque’s skills include among others: Macro-level and also project planning, preparation of policy and development strategy documents, design of hydraulic structures, preparation of Master Plan, preparation of feasibility study reports of flood control, drainage & irrigation projects, technical reports, institutional development/reform, administration, financial administration, conducting training programme, teaching, water diplomacy and negotiation.
Mr. Faruque is Co- author of Textbook on Irrigation System and Management, Co-author of book titled Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia, Co-author of Banglapedia, National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Environmental Science. He was member of several National Committees on water related issues. He was member of Board of Directors of BWDB, WARPO and RRI, member Board of Trustees of CEGIS and IWM, member Board of Governors of IWFM of BUET. Mr. Faruque is a member of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, member of Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), member of the BWP, Life member of Bangladesh Association for Environmental Development (BAED).
Besides, Mr. Faruque attended a large number of National and International Seminars, Workshops and Training Programmes both at home and abroad. He has 43 publications in his credit.