UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Faculty Profile

Dr Muhammad Latif

Professor

School of Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

 : muhammad.latif@umt.edu.pk     : 3687   

Dr. Latif joined UMT in 2014 as Chairman in Civil Engineering Department and now he is working as Professor in Civil Engineering.

His carrier includes 35 years of research, teaching, advising, projects formulation, execution, appraisal and evaluation in the field of water resources development & management, water resources engineering, irrigation, groundwater hydrology, hydrologic modeling and climate change. Dr. Latif has rich research experience aiming at improving on-farm land and water productivity, high efficiency irrigation system such as sprinklers & drip. He also has good experience in socio-economic impact evaluation of irrigation & drainage projects.

 Apart from the technical experience, Dr. Latif has more than 15 years managerial and financial management experience as well. He has completed more than 15 studies and research projects funded by national and international agencies. He is author of more than 100 technical publications relating to different aspects of water resources engineering, operation & management of irrigation systems, groundwater hydrology, GIS application in water resources and climate change.

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Professional Development and Dissemination:

Dr. Latif has excellent experience in organization of scientific events such as conferences, symposiums, seminars, workshops and training courses. He has organized and conducted many capacity building and training courses on different aspects of water resources engineering and management as well as hydrology.

 

Research Interests

  • Irrigation system design, management and modeling
  • Socio-economic impact evaluation of irrigation projects
  • Impact evaluation of irrigation infrastructure development
  • Hydraulic and hydrological modeling of water resources systems
  • Soil salinity management and water quality modeling
  • Irrigation management transfer
  • Integrated water resources management

 

Honors and Awards:

ICID Journal Editorial Board (EB-JOUR)

Best Performing Work-Body      January 2005    –      December 2008

Kennedy Gold Medal, Pakistan Engineering Congress   , 2004 on the article:

“Simulating Skimming Well Techniques for Sustainable Exploration of Groundwater”, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Systems, The Netherlands,Vol.12: pp. 203-226,1998.

Gold Medal: Scholastic Achievement (1st Position) in B.Sc. Engineering – 1976.

Editorial Appointment:

Member           Editorial Board, Journal of Irrigation & Drainage, International   Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), Wiley InterScience

Member           Editorial Board, Journal of International Society for Paddy and Water

 

Papers published in impact factor / peer reviewed National and international journals

  1. Latif, M, Haider, Syed Sajjad and Rashid, M. Usman. 2016. Adoption of high efficiency irrigation systems to overcome scarcity of irrigation water in Pakistan. Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences: 53(4):243-252, ISSN: 2518-4261.
  2. Latif, M., Zia-Ul-Haq and Nabi, G. 2014.Comparison of state managed and farmers managed irrigation systems in Punjab. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), 63: 628-639. International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), John Wiley& Sons (Wiley InterScience), U. K., ISSN: 1531-0353.
  3. Raza, A., Latif, M. and Shakir, A. S. 2013. Long term effectiveness of lining tertiary canals in the Indus Basin of Pakistan. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), 62: 16–24.International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), John Wiley& Sons (Wiley InterScience), U. K.
  4.  Rizvi, S.A., Latif, M. and S. Ahmad. 2012. Mapping spatial disparity of canal water distribution under irrigated cropping environment using satellite imageries. International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology (IJEST), 9(3): 441-452, Springer.
  5.  Javaid, A. Tariq and Latif, M. 2011. Flexibility analysis of irrigation outlet structures using simulation of irrigation canal hydrodynamic model. Irrigation Science, 29(2):127–134.
  6.  Bhatti, M. Tousif and Latif, M. 2011. Assessment of water quality of a river using indexing approach during low flow season. Irrigation and Drainage Journal, 60 (1): 103-114 (IRD 549), International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), John Wiley & Sons (Wiley InterScience), U. K.
  7.  Irajpoor, A. A. and Latif, M. 2011. Performance of irrigation projects and their impacts on poverty reduction and its empowerment in arid environment. International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology (IJEST), IRSEN, CEERS, IAU, Vol. 8(3): 533-544. ISSN: 1735-1472.
  8.  Javaid A. Tariq and Latif, M. 2010. Improving operational performance of farmers managed distributary canal using SIC hydraulic model. Journal of Water Resources Management. 24(12): 3085-3099.
  9.  Latif, M. and Ahmed, M. Zakria. 2009. Groundwater- and soil salinity variations in a canal command area in Pakistan. Irrigation and Drainage Journal, 58 (4): 456-468 (IRD 417), International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), John Wiley &Sons (Wiley InterScience), U.K.
  10.  Latif, M. and Tariq J. A. 2009. Performance assessment of irrigation management transfer from Government managed to Farmers managed irrigation system: a case study. Irrigation and Drainage Journal, 58(3): 275-286, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), John Wiley & Sons (Wiley InterScience), U.K.
  11.  Latif, M. and Faheem Ahmed. 2008. Operational analysis of water application of a sprinkler irrigation system installed in a Golf Course: Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 134(4): 446-453, ASCE, USA.
  12. Latif, M. 2007. Spatial productivity along a canal irrigation system in Pakistan. Irrigation and Drainage Journal, 56 (5): 509-521, IRD 320, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), John Wiley & Sons (Wiley InterScience), U.K.
  13. Raza, Ali, Latif, M. and Ghulam Nabi. 2007. Fabrication and evaluation of a portable long-throated flume. Irrigation and Drainage Journal, 56 (5): 565-575, IRD 329, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), John Wiley & Sons (Wiley InterScience), U.K.
  14. Mahmood, S. and Latif, M. 2005. A simple procedure for simulating surge-infiltration using first surge infiltrometer data. Irrigation and Drainage Journal, 54(4): 407-416, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), John Wiley & Sons (Wiley InterScience), U.K.
  15. Latif, M. and Mahmood, S. 2004. Field measurement and simulation of advance rates for continuous and surge irrigated furrows in Pakistan. Irrigation and Drainage Journal, 53(4): 437-448, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), John Wiley & Sons (Wiley InterScience), U.K.
  16. Ali, G., Asghar, M.N., Latif, M. and Hussain, Z. 2004. Optimizing operational strategies of scavenger wells in lower Indus Basin of Pakistan. Journal of Agricultural Water Management 66(3): 239-249, ISSN: 0378-3774.
  17. Latif, M. and Pomee, M. S. 2003. Irrigation management turnover: an option for improved utilization of limited water resources in Pakistan. Irrigation and Drainage Journal, 52 (3):261-272, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage ICID, John Wiley & Sons (Wiley InterScience), U.K.
  18. Khan, G. D., Latif, M. and Hassan, S. 2003. The role of controlled drainage under drought conditions in an irrigated area in NWFP, Pakistan. Irrigation and Drainage Journal, 52(2): 147-162, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), John Wiley & Sons (Wiley InterScience), U.K.
  19. Mahmood, S and Latif, M. 2003. Surge-ring infiltrometer and its application to simulate infiltration. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Systems, 17(4): 367-379, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
  20. Khan, G. D., Latif, M., Khan, M.J. and Kanwar, R.S. 2002. Analysis of groundwater behavior in a farmer controlled sub-surface tile drainage system in Mardan, Pakistan. Journal of Irrigation & Drainage Systems, 16(4): 327-345,  Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
  21. Sufi, A.B., Latif, M., and Skogerboe, G.V. 1998. Simulating skimming well techniques for sustainable exploration of groundwater. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Systems, 12 (3): 203-226, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
  22. Latif, M., and Ittfaq, M. 1998. Performance of surge and continuous furrow irrigations. Rural and Environmental Engineering, Journal of Japanese Soc. of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Eng., Japan. Vol.34: 35-42, ISSN: 0287-8607.
  23. Latif, M. and Sammer Javed. 1998. Application of Hargreaves method for estimation of crop water requirements. Rural and Environmental Engineering, Journal of Japanese Soc. of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Eng., Japan. Vol.34: 43-54, ISSN: 0287-8607.
  24. Latif, M, and Sarwar, S. 1994. Proposal for equitable water allocation for rotational irrigation in Pakistan. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Systems, 8 (1): 35-48,  Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
  25. Latif, M. and James, L. D. 1991. Conjunctive water use to control waterlogging and salinization. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 117(6): 611-628, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  26. Bhutta, M. N., Latif, M., and Kijne, J. W. 1991. A study of water distribution from a branch to distributary canals: A case study of Gugera Branch. Journal of Irrigation & Drainage Systems,5(3): 229-247, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

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