Dr. Ainun Nishat is the Bangladesh Country Representative of The World Conservation Union.
Dr. Nishat, has been working as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator, championing the wise use of natural resources and sustainable development in Bangladesh for decades.
Before joining IUCN, Dr. Nishat was a Professor of Water Resources Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He has been a member of the Bangladesh National Water Council, Indo-Bangladesh Joint River Commission, Bangladesh National Agricultural Commission and the National Council on Science and Technology. Dr. Nishat had played an important role in the Ganges Water Treaty negotiations, water sector policy formulation, agriculture sector policy revision and strategy formulation.
In this interview with Voice of America, Bangla Service, Dr. Ainun Nishat spoke about the lack of proper drainage systems in Dhaka and the problems of water logging after rainfalls.