Dr Babar Mahmood

Senior Lecturer
Engineering
Location: Building 113, Room 4002

Qualifications

BSc Agri-Eng UAF., MPhil Massey., PE., TMIPENZ., NZWWA., PEC., PSAE.

Professional memberships

Technical Member of The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.(IPENZ)
Member of New Zealand Water and Wastewater Association (NZWWA)
Member of The Pakistan Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE)
Member of Punjab Geological Society, Pakistan
Member of Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd
Reviewer and Member of International Scientific Committee (Since 2006)
Member of Divisional Appeals Committee at Unitec (Since 2006)
Member of Programme Development Sub-committee for Undergraduate Board of Studies (2006, 2007, 2008), Unitec New Zealand
Member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (MASABE since 2002)
Member of Professional Engineering Institute (MPEI) of the American Society of Agricultural Engineering (ASAE since 2002)
Registered Engineer - Member of the Pakistan Engineering Council (MPEC since 1990)
Life Member of Association of Asian Agricultural Engineering (AAAE since 2001), AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.

Profile

Awards
  • Hromadka Award May 2007 - awarded for outstanding scientific contribution at the 4th Water Resources Management Conference held in Kos, Greece
  • University Merit Scholarship holder throughout the Bachelor of Engineering degree
  • NZODA Scholarship from the New Zealand Government for the Masters degree at Massey University, New Zealand
  • First Prize in Poster Presentation at the Second Postgraduate Conference for Engineering and Technology Students (1995), Auckland University, New Zealand
  • Massey University Merit Scholarship 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 named Helen and Akers Scholarship

Publications

Yu, R., Mahmood, B., DeCosta, G., & Phillips, D. (2016). Application of Floating Vegetative Pads (FVP) to Improve Storm Water Quality - A Pilot Scale Study. International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering & Research (IAHRAPD), 20th Congress of the Asia Pacific Division of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering & Research (IAHRAPD).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3678

Mahmood, B. (2014). Decision support tools to reduce the risk of groundwater nitrate contamination at land treatment systems. Institite of Engineering and Advanced Technology, College of Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North Campus.

Terai, P., De Costa, G., & Mahmood, B. (2014). Study on water sustainability in Tahiti. Water Resources University, Hanoi, Vietnam, Proceedings of the 19th IAHR APD Congress held in Water Resources University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Mahmood, B., and Sharma, S. (2009). Affordability of household water and wastewater charges in Manukau city - a case study. Brebbia, C., and Apollo, V. Water Resources Management 2009Water Resources Management V Conference.

Mahmood, B., and Jing, H. (2008). Affordability of household water and wastewater sewerage services in Waitakere city - A case study. WSTA 8th Gulf Conference, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. 3-6 March.

Mahmood, B. (2007). Impact of climate change on the water resources of the Auckland region of New Zealand - a case study. Berbbia, C., and Kungolos, A. Water Resources Management IV, WIT Transactions on ecology and the environment, volume 103.

Mahmood, B., Garriock, P., and Smith, G. (2006). Desalination plant for Waiheke Island-A feasibility study. Proceedings of the Water 2006 International Conference (Vol. CD Rom).

Mahmood, B. (2005). Analysis of a LEACHN-based management technique in 'predictive mode'. Agricultural Water Management, 75, 25-37.

Mahmood, B. (2005). Field scale application of a new management technique. In Editorial Committee (Ed.), WSTA Seventh Gulf Water Conference 'Water in the GCC... Towards an integrated management' proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 645-662). Kuwait: Water Science and Technology Association. Paper presented at the WSTA Seventh Gulf Water Conference, 19-23 November, Kuwait.

Ponniah, M., & Mahmood, B. (2004). Feasibility study of harnessing on-shore wave energy at Waipapa, New Zealand: A case study. Paper presented at the International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science, 6-9 July, Auckland, New Zealand. www.nzsses.org.nz

Mahmood, B., Wall, G. L., & Russell, J. M. (2003). A physical model to make short-term management decisions at effluent-irrigated land treatment system. Agricultural Water Management, 58, 55-65.

Mahmood, B. (2003). Sustainable management of effluent irrigated LTS. Resource Engineering and Technology for a Sustainable World, 10 (9), 13-14.

Mahmood, B., Wall, G. L., & Russell, J. M. (2002). Application of a management technique to reduce the risk of groundwater contamination at a land treatment system. In M. Zhang, P. Zhou, C. Li, C. Zhang, & Y. Hua (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Agricultural Engineering Conference (pp. 510-520), 28-30 November, Wuxi, China.

Mahmood, B., Wall, G. L., & Russell, J. M. (2002). A new management technique to reduce the risk of groundwater contamination at a land treatment system. International Agricultural Engineering Journal, 11 (2/3), 157-171.

Mahmood, B., & Wall, G. L. (2001). Modelling Leaching of Nitrates - Evaluation of the Nitrogen Version of LEACHM, Proceedings of the 43rd NZWWA Annual Conference (CD Rom ed., ), 19-21 September, Wellington.

Mahmood, B. (2001). The Environmental Impact of Sewage Effluent Irrigation Onto Land - A Case Study in New Zealand. Agricultural Engineering Journal, 10 (3/4), 209-230.

Mahmood, B. (2001). Land Treatment Practices of Wastes and Their Implications on Groundwater Quality in New Zealand: A Review. Agricultural Engineering Journal, 10 (3/4), 121-150.

Mahmood, B. (2000). Land application of sewage effluent for sustainable agriculture in Africa. Article submitted to the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI). London.

Mahmood, B. and Wall, G. L. (2000). A new management technique to reduce the risk of groundwater contamination at a land treatment system. A poster presentation at the New Zealand Land Treatment Collective Conference in conjunction with WATER 2000 Conference. Carlton Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.

Mahmood, B. and Wall, G. L. (1999). A New Management Technique to Reduce the Risk of Groundwater Contamination at a Land Treatment System. A paper presented at the proceeding of the 2nd Postgraduate Conference, Institute of Technology and Engineering, Massey University, New Zealand.

Mahmood, B., and Wall, G. L. (1999). Environmental Impact of Effluent Irrigation onto the Land Planted with Trees and Pasture. Presented at the New Zealand Hydrological Society Conference, 24th November, Napier, New Zealand.

Mahmood, B., Wells, C.M., and Wall, G. L. (1998). Hydraulic connection between the drainage lateral and the mole in subirrigation of fine textured soils. Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering (AAAE), Vol. 7(2). A.I.T. Bangkok, Thailand.

Mahmood, B., and Wall, G. L. (1998). A proposed management technique to reduce the risk of groundwater contamination at a land treatment site. A poster presented at the proceedings of the 18th New Zealand Land Treatment Collective Technical Session: Effects of Land-Treated Wastes on Groundwater. Technical Session No. 17, Taupo, New Zealand.

Mahmood, B., Wall, G. L., and Russell, J. M. (1997). Monitoring effluent leakage from land treatment systems into the groundwater. Presented at 5th Agricultural Engineering Postgraduate Student's Conference. Institute of Technology and Engineering, Deptartment of Agricultural Engineering. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Mahmood, B. (1996). Hydraulic factors limiting the use of subirrigation in fine textured soils. M.Phil. Thesis. Department of Agricultural Engineering, Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand.

Mahmood, B., Wells, C.M., and Horne, D.J. (1995). Evaluation of hydraulic factors limiting the use of subirrigation in clay soils. Proceedings of the 2nd NZ Postgraduate Conference in Engineering and Technology Students, Auckland.