FASS Staff Profile

DR MIAN M NAWAZ
SENIOR LECTURER
DEPARTMENT of GEOGRAPHY

Appointment:
SENIOR LECTURER
Office:
AS3/03-11
Email:
geomn@nus.edu.sg
Tel:
65166101
Fax:
6567773091
Homepage:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/geomn/
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Brief Introduction

Dr Nawaz is a Geomorphologist with expertise in Geographic Information System (GIS), Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS), Environment Science, and Geospatial Science Teaching and Learning.

Since 1993, Dr Nawaz has worked in different universities including Punjab University in Pakistan, and the Faculty of Geoinformation Science & Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente in the Netherlands, and Charles Darwin University, Australia. He has vast experience and knowledge in design, development, delivery, coordination, and teaching of courses in  Physical Geography, GIS, Environment Science, and Geospatial Science at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.

Dr Nawaz has over 25 years of research over a broad range of issues relating to catchment management, sustainable development, sediment budget, and geospatial science teaching and learning. Before joining NUS, Dr Nawaz worked as Lecturer Earth Systems, and Lecturer Environment Science eLearning at Charles Darwin University, Australia and before that, he has worked as Associate Head/Assistant Professor at GIS Centre, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

He has conducted multi-disciplinary research relating to geospatial science teaching and learning, and empirical research relating to erosion and sedimentation, sustainable development, and catchment management in several catchments including Darwin Harbour and Daly River catchment, Australia, Mangla Reservoir catchment, Pakistan,  and Saddang Watershed, TanaToraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Dr Nawaz’s expertise includes sediment source identification, erosion, sedimentation, renewable energy, multicriteria evaluation, and GIS applications in decision making, and he has recently co-edited a book “Sustainable Energy and Environment: An Earth System Approach”, accepted/approved, CRC Press, a Taylor & Francis Group, outline available http://www.appleacademicpress.com/sustainable-energy-and-environment-an-earth-system-approach/9781771887632 , tentative publication date, July 2019.

Dr Nawaz has been awarded a doctorate degree in Geospatial Science from the Charles Darwin University, Australia, Master of Science in Geoinformatics from the International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) – University of Twenty, the Netherlands, Master of Science in Geography from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan and Bachelors of Science from the Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan, and Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning from Charles Darwin University, Australia.


Teaching Areas

The range of GIS, Geography, and Environment modules from level 1000 to 6000

GES1004 The Biophysical Environment of Singapore

GE2229 Water and Environment

GE2220 Terrestrial and Coastal Environments

GE2230 Energy Futures: Environment and Sustainability

XD3103 Planet Earth

GE4211 Advanced Hydrology and Catchment Management

GE6211 Spatial Data Handling


Graduate Supervision

Currently, I am supervising the following research projects.

Meihang, Z., (2019 ) Coastal vulnerability due to sea level rise in San Juan, La Union, Philippines, Honours Thesis, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.

Silva, A. J.D., (2019) Textile sustainability in Singapore, Honours Thesis, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.

I have supervised the following postgraduate research theses dealing with a range of topics related to Physical Geography, GIS, Geomorphology, Agriculture and Environment Science.

Hui, N. L.(2018) Flood Hazard, Media & Public Perception in Singapore, Honours Thesis, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.

Lydyah, N. (2018) Physiography of  Lazarus Island, Singapore, Honours Thesis, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.

Ruiqi, T. S. (2017) Design Considerations for “Minimal GIS” in Secondary School Geographical Inquiry,  MS Applied GIS Thesis, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.

Grace, J.X. (2016) Singapore's Energy Mix: Public Perception fro Nuclear Option, Honours Thesis, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.

Berek, K. H (2014) Biophysical and Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Catchment Processes in The Benanain Catchment West Timor NTT Province Indonesia, Master of Science in Tropical Environment, Research Institute of Environment and Livelihood, Charles Darwin University, Australia,

Mazhar, N.(2006) Spatial Pattern of Drought in Pakistan, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geography, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Rahman, A.(2006) Industrial Waste Management in Lahore District, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geography, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Atiqe, A.(2006) Assessment of Cotton Production in Chichawatni using Remotely  Sensed  Data, Dissertation, Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Space Science, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Malik, A.(2006) Estimation of Wheat Production in Sahiwal using Remote Sensing  Technique,  Dissertation, Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Space Science, University of the Punjab, Pakistan

Ahmad, D.(2005) Development of Location-Based Services for Mobile Users, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geographic Information System, GIS Centre, PUCIT, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Zafar, S.B.(2005) Spatial Analysis of Mountain Forest Cover in Pakistan, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geographic Information System, GIS Centre, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Ajmal, M.(2005) Mapping and Analyzing Land Degradation Using GIS: Case of Pindi Bhatian, Doctor of Philosophy in Geographic Information System, GIS Centre, University of Punjab.

Shezad, K.(2004) Agricultural Development in Toba Takesingh District, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geography, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Iqbal, M.(2004) Planning Least Cost Gas Pipeline Route: Integrating GIS and SDSS Approach, Master of Science in Geographic Information System, GIS Centre, PUCIT, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Hamid, M.(2003) Decision Support System for Water Resource Management, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geographic Information System, GIS Centre, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Kanwal, S.(2003) Identification and Classification of Wetlands in Pakistan, Master of Science in Geography, Department of Geography, University of Punjab.

Dar, U.G.(2003) Identification of Air Pollution Pattern Using GIS Technique in Lahore City, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geographic Information System, GIS Centre, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Shaheen, K.(2002) Spatial Distribution of ISP’s in Pakistan, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geography, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Shoaib, A.(2001) Growth of Information Technology (IT) as Industrial Segment in Lahore, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geography, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Amana, Z.(2001) ISP’s as Information Technology (IT) Growth Indicator: Case Study of Lahore, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geography, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Sadaf, A.(2001) Growth of Information Technology (IT) Institutes in Lahore, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geography, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Qureshi, K.(2000) Information Infrastructure for Sustainable Tourism Development: Case Study of Muree District, Dissertation, Master of Science in Geography, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.


Current Research

Currently, I am working on project " Experiential Learning Using Sandboxes and Augmented Reality in Natural Sciences", and developing tutorials to teach erosion modeling, flood modeling, topographic and landscape change analysis and geodynamics to graduate and undergraduate level students.


Research Interests

Geospatial Data Mining, Augmented Reality & Experiential Learning, Top Soil Tracers, Erosion & Sedimentation, Energy, Environment & Sustainability.


Publications

BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

  • Diane, P., Nawaz. M., and Wasson, R.J. (2019), “Creating sustainable future landscapes: a role for landscape ecology in the rangelands of Northern Australia”. The Rangeland Journal, vol. 41, pp 13-18, available https://www.publish.csiro.au/RJ/RJ18040

     

    Nawaz, M. and Wasson, R. J. (2019), “Sediment transfer in an extremely low gradient, low relief, and highly buffered system: Darwin Harbour Catchment, Northern Australia”, Geomorphology, submitted

    Nausheen, M. and Nawaz, M., (2019), “Advancement of the Pivot Point of Underwater Delta: A Study of Tarbela Reservoir, Haripur, Pakistan”. Hydrological Processes, submitted.

    Nawaz. M. (2018), “Future Energy Integration: Viability and Potential of Renewable Energy Resources” GEObuzz 2018, pp 4-9, GTA, Singapore.

    Nawaz, M.(2017) "Are Alternative Energy Sources a Viable Option for Singapore?" Geography Digest, Geography Unit, Humanities Branch, Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

    Nawaz, M., Wasson, R, J. Bhushan, R., Juyal.N. and Sattar, F.(2016) “Top Soil Delivery to Himalayan Rivers: the importance of sampling time”, Hydrological Processes, Vol. 30, No. 24, pp 4609-4616, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hyp.10949/abstract

    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F.  (2016) “GIS Freeware and Geoscience Education in Low Resource Settings” The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning, Vol.4, No.2, pp 35-38.

    Sattar, F. and Nawaz, M and (2015) “Reciprocal Observation: A Framework for Developing Teaching and Learning Skills in Tertiary Enabling Science Courses” The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning, Vol.3, No.4, pp 61-66.

    Sattar, F., Laurence, T. and Nawaz, M and (2015), “Freeware and Open Source Tools for Distance Education in Mathematics” The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning, Vol.3, No.3, pp 26-31.

    Mazhar, N, Nawaz, M., Mirza, A.I., Khan, K.,  (2015), “Socio-political Impacts of Meteorological Droughts and Their Spatial Patterns in Pakistan” A Research Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol.30, No.1, January – June 2015, pp.135-143.

    Mazhar, N.  and Nawaz, M. (2014), “Precipitation Data Interpolation for Meteorological Drought Mapping in Pakistan” Pakistan Journal of Science, Vol. 66 No.4, PP 356-361.

    Iqbal, M. Sattar, F. and Nawaz, M. (2007), “Planning a Least Cost Gas Pipeline Route: A GIS & SDSS Integration Approach” Pakistan Geographical Review, Vol.62, No.2, pp 84-89.

    Nawaz, M., and Sattar, F., and Afsar, S.  (2006), “Spatial Analysis of Crime Using GIS: A Case Study of Iqbal Town District Zone, Lahore” Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. XXXV No. 1 pp 65-72.

    Ahmad, D., Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2005), “Smart GIS: Location-based services for mobile users” GIS Development, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp 36-37.

    Ahmad, W., Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2005), “Identification and Mapping of Tropical Savannas Using High Resolution Remotely Sensed Data: Case of Northern Australia” Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. XXXIV No. 2 pp 33-36.

    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2003), “A Note on Visualization of Pollution Pattern using GIS: Case of Lahore City” Journal of Environmental Science Vol.3, No1. pp 68-75

    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2003), “Dissemination of GIS for Sustainable Mountain Development in Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region”. Journal of Environmental Science Vol.2, No.2, pp50 –54.

    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F.(2002),"Development of GIS as Collaborative Spatial-Decision Making Tools" Pakistan Journal of Geography, Vol. XI & XII, Nos. 1&2, pp 73-82.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F., (2019) “Gully Mapping Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Thinking of mapping accuracy, the category of drone, onboard sensor and processing tool” International Symposium on Gully Erosion, July 21-27, Townsville, Australia. Accepted

    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F., (2019) “Augmented and Extended Reality Tools for Geospatial Science Education”, CICE 2019, June 24-27, University of Toronto, Canada. Accepted.

    Sattar, F. and Nawaz, M. (2019) “Drones and STEM Education for the 21st Century”, CICE 2019, June 24-27, University of Toronto, Canada. Accepted.

    Kundu, S.N., and Nawaz, M. (2017) “Geospatial Risk Communication and Visualization”, Global Civil Engineering Conference (GCEC2017), July 25-27, 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Kundu, S.N. and Nawaz, M. (2017) “Using the Augmented Reality Sandbox for Advanced Learning in Geoscience Education, The 6th IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, 12-14 December, Tai Po, Hong Kong.

    Nawaz, M., (2015) “Earth Science Teaching, Learning and Research and Opportunities in Low Resource Settings” Key Note Speech, The 3rd International Conference on Geological, Geographical and Aerospace and Earth Sciences 2015, Jakarta Indonesia, September 26-27.


    Nawaz, M., Wasson, R.J., and Sattar, F.(2010) “ GIS-MCE Based Framework for Denudation Rate Estimation” 9th Annual Asian Conference & Exhibition on Geospatial Information, Technology, and Applications “Map Asia 2010” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 26-28.

     
    Nawaz, M., Wasson, R.J., Ahmad, W., Pearson, D., Parry, D.L. and Sattar, F.(2010) “Quantification of sediment sources in the high relief catchment of Mangla Reservoir, Pakistan” 10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geo-Conference & Expo SGEM , 20-26 June, Varna, Bulgaria, Proceedings, Vol. II, pp. 187-196, ISBN 13: 978-954-91818-1-4

     
    Nawaz, M., Wasson, R.J., Ahmad, W., Parry, D.L. and Sattar, F.(2009) “ Fine sediment sources in the largely undisturbed, tropical, low relief catchment of Darwin Harbour, Australia” 7th International Conference on Geomorphology (ANZIAG), 6-11 July, Melbourne, Australia, Proceedings CD-ROM


    Nawaz, M., Ahmad, W., Wasson, R.J., Parry, D.L. and Sattar, F.(2008) “An inventory of fallout radionuclides (137Cs & 210Pbex) and identification of sediment sources in the catchment of Mangla Reservoir, Pakistan” 14 ARSPC, Australasian Remote Sensing &  Photogrammetry Conference, 29 Set - 3 Oct, Darwin, Australia, Proceedings, CD-ROM.


    Nawaz, M., Wasson, R.J.,  Parry, D.L. and Sattar, F.(2009) “ Harbour Catchment Sediment and Nutrient Transport” The Combined Entomological Society’s 40th AGM & Scientific Conference/ Society of Australian Systematic Biologists & 9th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Conference, 25 - 28 September, Darwin, Australia.


    Pearson, D, Nawaz, M., Wasson, R.J and Sattar, F. (2011) “Designing a Sustainable City: Perils of not taking a landscape ecological approach for sustainability” The 8th IALE World Congress, 18-23 August, Beijing, China.


    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2001), "Beyond the Metaphor of Map" Third International GIS Conference on” Geographic Information Technology for Environmental Governance, Urban Management and Rural Development" Barki, Lahore, Pakistan, March 26-28.


    Sattar, F., Wasson, R.J., Pearson, D., and Nawaz, M. (2010) “Analysis of Gully Development and Controlling Factors Using Geoinformation Approach in Fergusson River Catchment, Northern Australia”  9th Annual Asian Conference & Exhibition on Geospatial Information, Technology and Applications “Map Asia 2010” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 26-28.


    Sattar, F., Wasson, R.J., Pearson, D., Ahmad, W., Boggs, G. and Nawaz, M. (2010) “The development of Geoinformatics based framework to quantify gulley erosion” 10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geo-Conference & Expo SGEM, 20-26 June, Varna, Bulgaria, Vol. I, pp. 1159-1166 ISBN: 10:954 - 91818-1-2.


    Sattar, F., Wasson, R.J., Pearson, D.,  Ahmad, W., Wasson, Boggs, G. and Nawaz, M.(2010) “ Spatio-temporal analysis of gully erosion in Northern Australia using Cartosat -1 imagery and stereo aerial photographs”5th International Symposium, Human Impact on Gulley Erosion, 20-25 April, Lublin, Poland, Proceeding, CD-ROM.


    Sattar, F., Wasson, R.J., Boggs, G., Ahmad, W., and Nawaz, M. (2009) “3D Mapping and Morphometric Investigation of Gully Erosion Using Geoinformation Approach” 7th International Conference on Geomorphology (ANZIAG), 6-11 July, Melbourne, Australia, Proceedings, CD-ROM, http://track.gov.au/publications/registry/787


    Sattar, F., Ahmad, W., Wasson, R.J., Howe, D., Boggs, G. and Nawaz, M.(2008) “Identification and mapping of alluvial gullies using remote sensing in subcatchment of Daly Basin” 14 ARSPC, Australasian Remote Sensing &  Photogrammetry Conference, 29 Set - 3 Oct, Darwin, Australia, Proceedings, CD-ROM.

     
    Nawaz, M., and Sattar, F. (2007), “Development in GIS: Spatial Reasoning Concepts and Map Metaphor, 12th all Pakistan Geographical Conference, Lahore, Pakistan, March 19-21, Proceedings, CD-ROM, http://www.pu.edu.pk/press/press_release-20-mar-07.asp


    Nawaz, M., and Sattar, F. and Chaudhry, M.H. (2006), “Consensus Evaluation and Prioritization Using GIS and DSS Tools: Case Study of Kalabagh and Basha” 1st GIS Conference on Advances in Space Technologies: Space Technologies for Disaster Management and Rehabilitation, Organized by IGIS, Islamabad-Pakistan, September 2-3, Proceedings H, pp. 113-116, ISBN: 1-4244-0515-7. http://tiny.cc/tkz4y


    Nawaz, M., and Sattar, F. (2006), “GIS-Based Conceptual Framework for Consensus Mapping and Conflict Resolution to Support Sustainable Land Use” 1st GIS Conference on Advances in Space Technologies: Space Technologies for Disaster Management and Rehabilitation, Organized by IGIS, Islamabad-Pakistan, September 2-3, Proceedings H, pp. 96-101, ISBN: 1-4244-0515-7. http://tiny.cc/rcw1y


    Nawaz, M., and Sattar, F.(2005), “A Framework For Web-Based Land Marketing Information System: Case of Jubilee Town, Lahore, International GIS Conference “Map Asia 2005” Jakarta, Indonesia, August 22-25, Proceedings, CD-ROM

     
    Sattar, F. and Nawaz, M., (2005), “Land Degradation Mapping And Analysis Using GIS: A Case Of Pindi Bhattian, Hafizabad” International GIS Conference “Map Asia 2005” Jakarta, Indonesia, August 22-25, Proceedings CD-ROM.

     
    Nawaz, M., Sattar, F. and Ahmad, D. (2004), “Location Based Services to Support Mobile Users” International GIS Conference “Arab Map 2004” Information Technology Institute (ITI), Cairo Egypt, September 6-7, Proceedings H, pp78-92.

     
    Sattar, F. and Nawaz, M. (2004), “Visualization of Air Pollution Patterns using GIS: Case of Lahore City” International GIS Conference “Map Asia 2004” Beijing International Convention Centre, Beijing China, August 26-29, Proceedings CD-ROM.


    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2004), “Using GIS for Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Crime” International GIS Conference “Map Asia 2004” Beijing International Convention Centre, Beijing China, August 26-29, Proceedings CD-ROM.


    Sattar, F., Ahmad, W., Nawaz, M., and Akbar, S. (2005), “Role of GIS for Sustainable Mountain Development: a Case of Hunza Valley, Karimabad, Karimabad Range” International Karakoram Conference 2005, Organized by Geological Academy of Pakistan, Holiday Inn, Islamabad, April 25-27.


    Nawaz, M., and Sattar, F., (2005), “ GIS-Based Framework for Sustainable Mountain Development” International Karakoram Conference 2005, Organized by Geological Academy of Pakistan, Holiday Inn, Islamabad, April 25-27.

     Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2004), ''Intelligent Software Agent-Based Information Architecture for the Development of SDI'' The 10th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis: ISAS 2004 and International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2004, July 21-25, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    Sattar, F. and Nawaz, M. (2004),''Intelligent Software Agents: A Promising Future Information Technology'' The 10th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis: ISAS 2004 and International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2004, July 21-25, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    Sattar, F. Nawaz, M. and Tahir, A. (2004), “Development of Online Land Information System (LIS) for Land Marketing: Case of Jubilee Town Lahore” International Conference GISMAP 2004, May 20-24, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2004), “ Air Pollution Patterns Identification of Lahore City Using GIS” International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development, March 26-27, Kinnaird College for Women Lahore, Pakistan.

    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2003) "Tri-Layered Information Architecture for the Development of Agent-Oriented Spatial data Information Infrastructure” Protecting and Strengthening Communities in the Pacific, June 7 - 9, Waikiki Beach Marriott, 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815. USA.

    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2001), "GIS-Based Information Infrastructure for Sustainable Tourism Development for Pakistan" Third International GIS Conference on” Geographic Information Technology for Environmental Governance, Urban Management, and Rural Development" Barki, Lahore, March 26-28, 2001.


    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2001), "Agent-Oriented Spatial Data Infrastructure: Proposed Framework to Support Sustainable Land Use". International Conference on “Sustainable Management of Natural Resources" Department of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, December 1-6, 1999.


    Sattar, F. and Nawaz, M. (2000), “Agent-Based Information Architecture for the Development of Spatial Data Infrastructure”. Second International Conference on “GIS in the New Millennium”. SUPARCO, Islamabad, Pakistan. April 5-7.


    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2000), “GIS as an Effective Platform for Collaborative Spatial Decision Making”. Second International Conference on “GIS in the New Millennium”. SUPARCO, Islamabad, Pakistan, April 5-7.


    Sattar, F. and Nawaz, M. (2000), “Intelligent Software Agents: a new dimension for the new millennium” I.T. Conference on " Information Technology - The Key to Development in 21st Century", Pakistan Computer Bureau I.T & Telecom Division, Islamabad, Pakistan, November 13-14.

    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (1999), "Collaborative Spatial Decision-Making and Conflict Resolution to Support Sustainable Land Use". International Conference on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources" Department of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, December 1-6.

     
    Sattar, F. and Nawaz, M. (1999), “Agent-Oriented Spatial Data Infrastructure: Proposed Framework to Support Sustainable Land Use” International Conference on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources" Department of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, December 1-6.


    Nawaz, M and Sattar, F.  (2014), “Reciprocal Collegial Review: Teaching and Learning Issues in Tertiary Enabling Mathematics” IDEC International Distance Education Conference, Doha, Qatar, December 18-20.


    Nawaz, M. and Sattar, F. (2014) “Peer Review Strategy: Teaching and Learning Practice to Improve Student Participation in GIS Lectures” BICSS Bangkok International Conference on Social Sciences, Jan 18-21, Bangkok, Thailand, pp 510-514, ISBN:978-986-87417-2-0


    Nawaz, M., Pearson, D., Shaw, G., and Sattar, F. (2012) “Free Spatial Data Sources for Geoscience Teaching and Learning” NT Spatial 2012, 21-23 March, Darwin, Australia.


    Nawaz, M. and Shaw G. (2011) “Free and Open Source Software for Geoscience Teaching and Learning” IDIAS International Conference on International Higher Education (IHE 2011), Dec 10-12, Shanghai, China, Vol.1, pp 75-79, ISBN: 978-972-8939-56-4

Other Information

Current Research Projects

Topographic Processes Teaching & Leaning                               Nov. 17 – Oct.19

Using Augmented Reality Sandbox for teaching topographic processes to undergraduates

Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

  • Working as Principal Investigator.
  • Developing tutorials to teach erosion modelling, flood modelling, topographic and landscape change analysis and geodynamics to graduate and undergraduate level students.

Drone Technology, and STEM Teaching & Learning                  Dec.17– Oct.19

Drone Technology: Prospective Tool for STEM Teaching and Learning

  • Working as Co-Investigator.
  • Preparing workshops to use the innovative approach by using drone technology to reinforce the fundamental STEM concepts and hands-on experience practice ensure the deep learning and technical knowledge and skill enhancement.

Completed Research Projects

Experiential Learning in Natural Sciences                                            Jul. 16 – Jul. 17

Experiential Learning using Sandboxes and Augmented Reality in Natural Sciences          

Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

  • Working as Principal Investigator for the project with one other colleague.
  • Designed and developed the AR Sandbox, organized the hardware and managed the software and applications including the geospatial simulations.
  • Through this apparatus, now we intend to teach erosion modelling, flood modelling, topographic and landscape change analysis and geodynamics to graduate and undergraduate level students.

Publication: Jurnal Article

  • Nawaz, M., Kundu, S.N., and Sattar, F., (2017) “Augmented Reality Sandbox and Constructivist Approach for Geoscience Teaching and Learning”, International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences Vol. 11, No.6, pp.1613-1616. Available at: http://www.waset.org/publications/10007793

Presentations: Conference Papers

  • Kundu, S.N., and Nawaz, M. (2017) “Geospatial Risk Communication and Visualization”, Global Civil Engineering Conference (GCEC2017), July 25-27, 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Kundu, S.N. and Nawaz, M. (2017) “Using the Augmented Reality Sandbox for Advanced Learning in Geoscience Education, The 6th IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, 12-14 December, Tai Po, Hong Kong.
     

Project Report: Detailed project report will be submitted to the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore.

Pre-University Geography Curriculum Planning Bespoke                  Apr. 16 – Dec. 16

Are Renewable Energy Sources a Viable Option for Singapore?
Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore

• Worked as Principal Investigator.
• Acquired and analyzed the renewable energy sources data for Singapore.
• Reported the findings to Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

Publication: Bespoke Article, Geography Digest for Pre-University Education

• Are Alternative Energy Sources a Viable Option for Singapore? Geography Digest, Geography Unit, Humanities Branch, Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore.


Artisanal Manganese Mining                                                               May 13 – Apr.15

Artisanal and Small Scale Mining for Development
Research Institute of Environment and Livelihood, Charles Darwin University, Australia.

• Worked as a geomorphologist, provided support for capacity building in sediment source identification and fieldwork.
• Developed guidelines for sampling, GPS surveying and spatial analysis of manganese mines.

Publication: Book Chapter, https://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:48905

• GIS-Based Framework for Estimation of Sediment Budget, in:  Sustainable Livelihood through Prudent Utilization and Management of Natural Resources, IBEC, Universtiti Malaysia Sarawak, ISBN 978-8391-5109-1

Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling                       Jul. 11 – Aug.12
 

School of Engineering & Information Technology, Charles Darwin University, Australia.

• Contributed to the grant application for the project.
• Run the standard water quality model for all existing outfalls in Darwin Harbour.
• Provided support to run a standard set of water quality model parameters at all existing outfalls to establish regulatory mixing zones.

Presentations: Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee and Local Radio

• Hydrodynamic Model of Darwin Harbour catchment, presented to Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee, NT, Australia.
• Discussion on ‘Hydrodynamic and water quality modelling of Darwin Harbour catchment’ ABC Local Radio, NT, Australia, December 12, live broadcast.

Project Report: Hydrodynamic and water quality modelling of Darwin Harbour catchment, the report was submitted to Power and Water Board, NT, Australia.


Prospective Erosion during the 21st Century          Aug. 10 – Jun. 11

Prospective Erosion during the 21st Century in the Daly River catchment, Australia
School of Environment and Life Science, Charles Darwin University, Australia.

• Worked as core investigator
• Acquired and analyzed the data sets
• Run RUSLE in ArcGIS and calculated soil erosion based on climate change scenarios acquired from CSIRO.

Project Report: Prospective Erosion during the 21st Century in the Daly River catchment, Australia, the report was submitted to Research Institute of Environment and Livelihood (RIEL), Charles Darwin University, NT, Australia.

Sediment Source Identification               Aug.06 – Jul. 08

Sediment Sources near the Extreme Ends of the Catchment Continuum and the Topographic Dependence of Denudation in a Global Context.
School of Environment and Life Science, Charles Darwin University, Australia.

• Developed a project proposal
• Worked as Principal Investigator for the project with other colleagues.
• Did all the fieldwork, collected soil samples, acquired topographic Landuse, Landover data, and other required data.
• Analyzed and interpreted the data sets and prepared the project report.

Presentations: Conference Papers

• An inventory of fallout radionuclides (137Cs & 210Pbex) and identification of sediment sources in the catchment of Mangla Reservoir, Pakistan, 14 ARSPC, Australasian Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Conference, 29 Sep. - 3 Oct., Darwin, Australia.
• Quantification of sediment sources in the high relief catchment of Mangla Reservoir, Pakistan, 10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geo-Conference & Expo SGEM, 20-26 June, Varna, Bulgaria, Proceedings, Vol. II, pp. 187-196, ISBN 13: 978-954-91818-1-4

Publication: Journal Article
• Top Soil Delivery to Himalayan Rivers: the importance of sampling time, Hydrological Processes, Vol. 30, No. 24, pp 4609-4616.

Quantification of Sediment Sources                Aug.08 – Jul.10

Sediment Input to Darwin Harbour Catchment from its Catchment
School of Environment and Life Science, Charles Darwin University, Australia.

• Contributed to the developed project proposal.
• Worked as Principal Investigator for the project with other colleagues.
• Conducted field work, collected soil samples, acquired topographic Landuse, Landover data, and other required data.
• Analyzed and interpreted the data sets and prepared the project report.

Presentations: Conference Papers

• Fine sediment sources in the largely undisturbed, tropical, low relief catchment of Darwin Harbour, Australia” 7th International Conference on Geomorphology (ANZIAG), 6-11 July, Melbourne, Australia.
• Harbour Catchment Sediment and Nutrient Transport, The Combined Entomological Society’s 40th AGM & Scientific Conference/ Society of Australian Systematic Biologists & 9th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Conference, 25 - 28 September, Darwin, Australia.

Project Report: Project report was submitted to TRaCK (Tropical River and Coastal Knowledge) - a research hub under the Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities scheme, 2007-09, NT, Australia.

Collaborative Spatial Decision-Making                         Jan. 96 – Jul. 98

Collaborative Spatial Decision-Making in Resolving the Land Use Conflicts
International Institute of Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), University of Twente, Netherlands.

• Developed a project proposal
• Worked as Principal Investigator for the project.
• Identified the stakeholders and developed the interest and stake data set.
• Acted as a facilitator for the consensus mapping
• Analyzed and interpreted the data sets and prepared the project report.

Presentations: Conference Papers

• Collaborative Spatial Decision-Making and Conflict Resolution to Support Sustainable Land Use, International Conference on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, Department of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, December 1-6.
• Consensus Evaluation and Prioritization Using GIS and DSS Tools: Case Study of Kalabagh and Basha, 1st GIS Conference on Advances in Space Technologies: Space Technologies for Disaster Management and Rehabilitation, Organized by IGIS, Islamabad-Pakistan, September 2-3, Proceedings H, pp. 113-116, ISBN: 1-4244-0515-7
• GIS-Based Conceptual Framework for Consensus Mapping and Conflict Resolution to Support Sustainable Land Use, 1st GIS Conference on Advances in Space Technologies: Space Technologies for Disaster Management and Rehabilitation, Organized by IGIS, Islamabad-Pakistan, September 2-3, Proceedings H, pp. 96-101, ISBN: 1-4244-0515-7

Publication: Journal Article

• Development of GIS as Collaborative Spatial-Decision Making Tools, Pakistan Journal of Geography, Vol. XI & XII, Nos. 1&2, pp 73-82.



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