Mr. Zakir-Hassan is working as Director Research at Punjab Irrigation Department Lahore, Pakistan. He obtained M. Engg, degree from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and currently is a PhD scholar at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has more than 25 year experience in the applied and basic research fields related to a wide spectrum of water sector issues. Has international exposure by visiting different countries including Thailand, PR China, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Iran, India, UAE, Nepal, Indonesia. Mr. Zakir is member of different national and international professional organizations like Pakistan Engineering Council, Institution of Engineers Pakistan; EWRA, Pakistan Engineering Congress; AIT Alumni Association; Aus-Awards Pakistan; ILWS-CSU, IAH; International Water Resources Association (IWRA).