Swarna Bintay Kadir
Assistant Professor
Institute of Disaster Management
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)
Khulna -9203, Bangladesh. Phone: +88 041 769468-75; Ext. 8723 (O)
Mail : swarna@idm.kuet.ac.bd
Website : www.kuet.ac.bd/idm/swarna/
I am working as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Disaster Management (IDM) since December 2020. I joined this institute as a lecturer in January 2018. I have pursued my graduation in urban and regional planning from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). I have completed my MSc in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics from Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences , Germany with full funded DAAD scholarship. Major areas of my research interest includes Climate change risk and impact modelling, Climate induced coastal hazards, Disaster risk (exposure, vulnerability, capacity) assessment, Disaster resilience, Livelihood assets analysis, Hydrology and flood modelling, Agriculture and food security, Water security, Water and sanitation hygiene, Sanitation behavior model and behavior changing interventions and Spatial analysis using GIS and Remote Sensing.

Educational Records

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.
MSc. in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Thesis Title: Performance evaluation of flow routing algortihms in different topographic characteristics

Scholarship/Award Received

Abdul Hamid Award 2011
For securing 1st position in the under graduate thesis, awarded by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET for the research quality of undergraduate thesis work (August, 2011).
DAAD Scholarship 2015
for accomplishing MSc. Degree in Germany.
B.URP Thesis Award - 2012
For securing 3rd position among all of the fresh graduates of all Universities of Bangladesh under Urban and Regional Planning Discipline.

Service Record

Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
From 1-Jan-2018 to Present
Location: Khulna, Bangladesh
Position: Lecturer
Department/Section: Institute of Disaster Management
S. A. Engineering
From 1-Jan-2013 to 31-Jul-2015
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Position: GIS Analyst
Department/Section: Research and Design
Working Area: Dhaka Water Supply Sector Development Project
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
From 1-Jul-2012 to 30-Nov-2012
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Position: Junior Planner
Department/Section: Urban and Regional Planning
Working Area: Integrated Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Planning for Local Government Institutions
Sheltech (Pvt.) Limited
From 1-Apr-2012 to 30-Jun-2012
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Position: Intern
Department/Section: Research and Design
Working Area: Upazila Town Infrastructure Development Project

Professional Training

Training Course on ‘ERDAS IMAGINE’
Organization: HEQEP and Urban and Regional Planning Department, BUET
Duration: 3 days
Training Course on ‘TransCAD & Trans Modeller’
Organization: HEQEP and Urban and Regional Planning Department, BUET
Duration: 3 days
Training Courses on ‘Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Hazard Assessment’
Organization: Japan Institute of Disaster Preparation and Urban Safety (JIDPUS), BUET
Duration: 1 month
Training Courses on ‘Interdisciplinary Research: Concepts and Methodologies’
Organization: SaciWATERs, BUET, Anna University, Nepal Engineering College and University of Peradeniya
Duration: 5 days
Training Program on ‘Qualitative Research Methods and Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo’
Organization: Urban and Rural Planning Department, Khulna University and Ministry of Planning
Duration: 10 days
Training Workshop on ‘Google Earth Engine’
Organization: Institute of Remote Sensing, Jhahangirnagar University and ICUMOD
Duration: 5 days


Project Title: Bringing people and policy together for coherent actions towards achieving Inclusive Circular Economy Transition in South Asia
Funding Source: Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden Sverige, Strategic Collaborative Fund
Period:April 2023 - August 2023
Project Title: Assessment of Agricultural Diversity for Strengthening Disaster Resilience
Funding Source: University Grant Commission (UGC)
Period: 2021-2022
Project Title: Gender Sensitive Disaster Resilience and Capacity of the Coastal Community in the South-West region of Bangladesh
Funding Source: University Grant Commission (UGC)
Period: 2019-2020
Project Title: Water Security Assessment in SouthWest Coastal Region of Bangladesh
Funding Source: Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO)
Period: 2020-2021

National/International Journal

(Selected Papers)

4 Kadir, S.B., 2021. Performance evaluation of flow routing algorithms in different topographic characteristics. International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology, 11(4), pp.349-372.
3 Kadir, S.B., 2021. Viewing disaster resilience through gender sensitive lens: A composite indicator based assessment. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, p.102398.
2 Hasan, M. H., & Kadir, S. B. (2020). Social Assessment of Community Resilience to Earthquake in Old Dhaka. Natural Hazards Review, 21(3). URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000382
1 Kadir, S.B., Hasan, M.H., Sen, M. and Mitra, S.K., (2015). Vehicle Operating Cost and Environmental Cost for Delay at Major Railroad Intersections of Dhaka City Corporation Area. Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners ISSN, 2075, p.9363. URL: http://www.bip.org.bd/SharingFiles/journal_book/20170119110155.pdf

National/International Conference

(Selected Papers)

3 Al Azad, S.U., Kadir, S.B., Noor, N.A. and Behr, F.J., Assessment of Earthquake Risk: A contribution to Smart City's Urban Infrastructure Management. AGSE 2017, p.76.
2 Kadir, S. B., & Hasan, M. H. (2019). Megacity – Mega Challenges: A case of Dhaka City – Capital city of Bangladesh. In M. Juvara, & S. Ledwon (Ed.), 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress 2019 (pp. 160-169). Jakarta/Bogor, Indonesia: International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). URL: https://dryfta-assets.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/assets/isocarp2019/eventdocs/1576665851ISOCARP_55th-Congress_Proceedings2.pdf
1 Hasan, M. H., Kadir, S. B., Sen, M. & Mitra, S. K., 2016. A Study On Value Of Delay At Railroad Intersection Due To Congestion: A Case Study Of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) Area. Chittagong, ICACE 2016, Department of Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, pp. 239-240

National Journal

1 Hasan, M. H., Kadir, S. B., (2011). Solid Waste Management in Dhaka City: A Challenge for Dhaka City Corporation (DCC). Nagar Shoilee, Volume 5, pg no: 54-63.Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISBN - 978-984-33-4079-5

Course Conduction

1. Geo-spatial Application in Disaster Risk reduction (Post graduate Course)

2. Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation (Post graduate Course)

3. Introduction to Environment, Hazard, Vulnerability and Disaster (Post graduate Course)

4. Research Methodology (Post graduate Course)

5. Tools and Techniques in Disaster Management (Professional Diploma Course)

6. Introduction to Disaster Management (Professional Diploma Course)

7. Disaster Preparedness and Prevention (Professional Diploma Course)

8. Institutional Aspects of Sanitation (Post graduate Course + Professional Diploma Course)

9. Sanitation technology (Professional Diploma Course)

10. Emergency Sanitation (Post graduate Course + Professional Diploma Course)


1. Indicator based Evaluation of Hygiene and Sanitation Status among Primary School going Children of paikgacha Municipality -Chameli Mondal (Student ID: 2073560)

2. Analyzing Health Geography to Enhance Resilience in Planned Residential Neighborhoods of Different Wealth Classes in Khulna City - Nishat tasnim Maria (Student ID: 1973553)

3. Interactive Fire Hazard Risk Mapping of Healthcare Centres in Khulna City using ENTROPY TOPSIS Method -Aftabun Nahar (Student ID: 1973556)

Student Corner

Last Update: 01 Aug 2023