Dr. Hisham Osman is a hydrologist in IISD’s Water Program, where he conducts scientific research on a wide range of water resources issues, such as the impact of climate change on freshwater systems, watershed dynamics, integrated watershed management, and relevant policies. He has over seven years of experience in the fields of hydrology, hydraulics, water resources management, and mathematical modelling.
Hisham specializes in water resources management, and developing and applying modelling tools for hydrological and hydraulics assessments. Hisham has been involved in a wide range of technical and research projects on water and agriculture in Canada, Africa (Sudan, Nigeria, and Mauritania), Europe (United Kingdom and Ireland) and Pakistan. He has extensive experience in both the academic research side of engineering as well as implementing hydrological engineering and design practices.
- Manitoba Prairie Lakes: Mass balance budget for nutrient management at Pelican Lake, ManitobaThis study documents the variance and relative importance of different nutrient sources and internal lake processes for a Prairie lake (Pelican Lake, Manitoba).
- Wetlands: Protecting us from floods and saving us moneyCan wetlands protect us from floods, while also bringing us financial benefits? Hisham Osman thinks so...
- The Vulnerability of Pakistan's Water Sector to the Impacts of Climate Change: Identification of gaps and recommendations for actionThis report explores the vulnerability of Pakistan’s water supply to climate change, noting potential changes in water availability, water demand, implications for key sectors, and strategies for addressing knowledge and capacity gaps.
- Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern ManitobaThis report explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada.
- Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern Manitoba (Summary)This document summarizes a longer report that explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada.
- Making Every Drop Count: Pakistan’s growing water scarcity challengeCan climate change risks spur needed action?