Bushra Nishat
Programme Manager, South Asia


Bushra joined IWA in 2015 as Programme Manager, South Asia. Her focus during the past seventeen years has been in people-centered water interventions, regional cooperation in water and environment, and using state of the art modelling tools. She graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and completed her masters from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands.

She has over 7 years’ experience in using numerical modelling tools and advanced technology to support water and environmental resources planning and impact assessment studies. She developed basin models for the entire Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin using satellite climate data and information. She also played a central role in the development of Water Supply Master Plans for Dhaka, Sylhet and Barisal cities and 148 Upazilas in Bangladesh.

Before joining IWA, Bushra worked with Bangladeshi and Indian civil society, academia, media and researchers to develop a common understanding of water resources that the two countries share. She has co-authored books on water and hydrodiplomacy, and has a few journal papers to her name.