Dr Mohammad Shamsudduha (also known as Shams) is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London, UK.
By academic training and educational background, Shams is a geoscientist, who is deeply interested in the earth’s freshwater resources with a special focus on groundwater. Shams’ research interests include characterisation of hydrometeorological hazard risks, climate change impacts on global hydrological systems, and equitable access to safe water for good health. For over two decades, Shams has been working in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa on water resources development and management. His research on long-term groundwater storage dynamics in Bangladesh has influenced policymaking and helped devise monitoring strategies. Shams is particularly interested in UK’s groundwater resilience to climate change, land-use change and rising sea levels.