M. Monirul Mirza

Physical Scientist - Climate change, energy, extremes, environmental security, and adaptation
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to develop and evaluate strategies to adapt to the impacts of weather, climate, and climate change

  • Assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation of the Canadian Energy Sector to future climate change
  • Climate change and agriculture scenarios
  • Extreme hazards in developed and developing countries
  • Adaptation baseline and accounting
  • Environmental security and sustainable development

Professional activities / interests

Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to develop and evaluate strategies to adapt to the impacts of weather, climate, and climate change

  • Assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation of the Canadian Energy Sector to future climate change
  • Climate change and agriculture scenarios
  • Extreme hazards in developed and developing countries
  • Adaptation baseline and accounting
  • Environmental security and sustainable development

Education and awards

Ph.D. in climate change and flood modelling, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1998

M.Sc. Water Resources Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 1991

B.Sc. Engineering (Civil), BUET, Bangladesh, 1984

Key publications

Mirza, M.M.Q., H. Auld and B. Bass. 2008. Climate Change and the Canadian Energy Sector: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation. Springer. (In press).

Adger, W.N., S. Agrawala, M.M.Q. Mirza, C. Conde, K. O’Brien, J. Pulhin, R. Pulwarty, B. Smit and K. Takahashi. 2007. Assessment of adaptation practices, options, constraints and capacity. Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 717-743.

Mirza, M.M.Q. and Q.K. Ahmad. (Eds.) 2005. Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia. Taylor and Francis, U.K.

Mirza, M.M.Q., A. Patwarbardhan, M. Attz and M. Marchand. 2005. Flood and Storm Control. In: Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Policy Responses. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Island Press, 335-352.

Affiliations

Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough

Adjunct Professor, Centre for Environment, University of Toronto

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto at Mississauga