Dr Syed Mustafa

Dr Syed Mustafa
Dr Syed Mustafa

Dr Syed Mustafa

PhD in Hydrogeology, MS in WRE, Research Fellow

Honorary Research Fellow


School of Geosciences, Old Aberdeen, Scotland, UK


2019-present: Research Fellow in Hydrogeology, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen

2018-2019: Postdoctoral Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium

2013-2018: PhD in Hydrogeology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. Thesis title: 'Quantification of model uncertainties in groundwater drought simulations under climate change'

2011-2013: MS in Water Resources Engineering, KU Leuven & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Thesis title: 'Field and Water Management to Improve Food Security of Bangladesh'



Research Overview

  • Hydrogeology
  • Numerical modelling and uncertainty analysis of groundwater flow
  • Hydrological extremes and their interaction with human activities
  • Groundwater-surface water interactions
  • Crop water management
  • Interdisciplinary research on climate resilience & water security


Funding and Grants

  • GCRF/Scottish Funding Council Research Grant - COVID-19 and groundwater security in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp, Bangladesh (2020-2021). PI.
  • NERC/DFID Research Grant - Connect4 water resilience: connecting water resources, communities, drought and flood hazards, and governance across 4 countries in the Limpopo River basin (2018-2021). Research Fellow

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  • Multisector Collaborative Groundwater-Surface Water Modelling Approach to Improve Resilience to Hydrological Extremes in the Limpopo River Basin

    Mustafa, S. M. T., Van Loon, A., Artur, L., Bharucha, Z., Chinyama, A., Chirindja, F., Day, R., Franchi, F., Geris, J., Hussey, S., Nesamvuni, E., Nhacume, A., Petros, A., Roden, H., Rohse, M., Tirivarombo, S., Comte, J. C.
    Advances in Geoethics and Groundwater Management: Theory and Practice for a Sustainable Development. Abrunhosa, M., Chambel, A., Peppoloni, S., Chaminé, H. I. (eds.). Cham: Springer pp. 397-400, 4 pages.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Integrated Bayesian Multi-model approach to quantify input, parameter and conceptual model structure uncertainty in groundwater modeling

    Mustafa, S., Nossent, J., Ghysels, G., Huysmans, M.
    Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 126, 104654
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Chalk Aquifer Management (CHARM): Groundwater modelling of a complex aquifer for the sustainable management of strategic drinking water reserves in Flanders (Belgium)

    Ghysels, G., Mustafa, S. M. T., Six, S., Vandenbohede, A., Diez, T., Cirkel, G., Huysmans, M.
    46th IAH Congress
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • Multi-model approach to quantify groundwater-level prediction uncertainty using an ensemble of global climate models and multiple abstraction scenarios

    Mustafa, S. M., Moudud Hasan, M., Saha, A. K., Rannu, R. P., Van Uytven, E., Willems, P., Huysmans, M.
    Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 2279-2303
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Estimation and Impact Assessment of Input and Parameter Uncertainty in Predicting Groundwater Flow With a Fully Distributed Model

    Mustafa, S. M. T., Nossent, J., Ghysels, G., Huysmans, M.
    Water Resources Research, vol. 54, no. 9, pp. 6585-6608
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A novel heteroscedastic error model for a fully distributed groundwater flow model

    Mustafa, S. M. T., Nossent, J., Ghysels, G., Huysmans, M.
    Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, June 24-28, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Arabi, M., David, O., Carlson, J., Ames, D. (eds.). iEMSs. 1 page.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Combined deficit irrigation and soil fertility management on different soil textures to improve wheat yield in drought-prone Bangladesh

    Mustafa, S. M., Vanuytrecht, E., Huysmans, M.
    Agricultural Water Management, vol. 191, pp. 124-137
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Identification of the influencing factors on groundwater drought and depletion in north-western Bangladesh

    Mustafa, S. M. T., Abdollahi, K., Verbeiren, B., Huysmans, M.
    Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 1357-1375
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Input and parameter uncertainty quantification of groundwater flow models

    Mustafa, S. M. T., Nossent, J., Ghysels, G., Huysmans, M.
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • Investigating temporal and spatial patterns of groundwater-surface water interaction on a river reach by applying transient thermal modelling

    Anibas, C., Tolche, A. D., Ghysels, G., Schneidewind, U., Nossent, J., Mustafa, S. M. T., Huysmans, M., Batelaan, O.
    EGU General Assembly 2017.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings


Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Conferences

Contributions to Journals