Mr Liaqat Ali Shah


Pronouns: He/him
  • Doctoral Researcher

Research and expertise

I specialize in hydrological modeling, where I focus on understanding and simulating how water moves through different environments. My expertise covers various modeling techniques, including those based on physical principles, data analysis, and a combination of both.

Using advanced tools and Geographic Information System (GIS) software, I create models that accurately represent the dynamics of rivers, groundwater, and rainfall-runoff processes. I pay close attention to details like watershed characteristics, ensuring that the spatial aspects are precisely captured.

One of my strengths lies in calibrating and validating these models, ensuring their reliability across different scenarios. Through collaborative research, I contribute to improving hydrological science by incorporating innovative approaches and refining the accuracy of models.

Whether it's managing water resources, predicting floods, or assessing the impact of climate change, my goal is to provide valuable insights using hydrological models. I'm dedicated to advancing this field, making complex water systems more understandable for practical applications in sustainable water management.

Current research activity

  • Nature Based Solutions for flood risk management
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Hydrodynamic Modelling

Recently completed research projects

  • Statistical Significance Assessment of Streamflow Elasticity of Major Rivers 

Recent publications

  • Statistical Significance Assessment of Streamflow Elasticity of Major Rivers
  • Assessment of the Impacts of Terrestrial Determinants on Surface Water Quality at Multiple Spatial Scales
  • Complex Linkage between Watershed Attributes and Surface Water Quality: Gaining Insight via Path Analysis
  • How Vegetation Spatially Alters the Response of Precipitation and Air Temperature? Evidence from Pakistan
  • Application of Machine Learning Techniques for Predicting Compressive, Splitting Tensile, and Flexural Strengths of Concrete with Metakaolin
  • Surface And Groundwater Pollution: The Invisible, Creeping Threat To Human Health
  • The effect of COVID-19 on the air pollution in urban areas of Pakistan
  • Climate–Streamflow Relationship and Consequences of Its Instability in Large Rivers of Pakistan: An Elasticity Perspective
  • Geotechnical Assessment of Rock Slope Stability Using Kinematic and Limit Equilibrium Analysis for Safety Evaluation


I contribute to learning and teaching activities including software across the Schools programmes:


  • CVA 101 Professional Skills (AutoCAD and Revit)
  • CVA 104-105 Matlab Programming Skills


Short courses

  • Essential Teaching Skills
  • AutoCAD
  • Python


  • Quality Assurance Engineer at AiD Pvt. Ltd. Islamabad, Pakistan (July 2015-Nov-2016)
  • Junior Engineer at AAB Pvt. Ltd. Islamabad, Pakistan (March 2014-July 2015)
  • Site Engineer at M/S Ikramullah Khan Govt. Contractor, Peshawar (August 2013-March 2014)


I am a passionate advocate for understanding and managing water systems. My journey started with a deep dive into fluid dynamics and watershed processes during my academic years, shaping the foundation for my expertise in hydrological modeling.

As a hydrologist, I've honed my skills in various modeling techniques, using advanced tools and Geographic Information System (GIS) software. I've crafted models that simulate river flow, groundwater interactions, and the intricate dance between precipitation and runoff. This technical know-how equips me to tackle real-world challenges like water scarcity, flooding, and climate change impacts.

What sets me apart is my dedication to practical applications. I collaborate with diverse teams, integrating innovative solutions into hydrological modeling. I believe that teamwork enhances scientific understanding and contributes to effective water resource management.

Beyond academia, I'm committed to turning knowledge into action. I strive to implement sustainable water management practices, bridging the gap between research and positive impacts on communities and ecosystems.

As a hydrologist, I'm not just a scientist; I'm an advocate for responsible water resource stewardship. With a mix of academic rigor, technical skills, and a passion for practical solutions, I'm ready to contribute to the ongoing conversation about water sustainability and resilience.

Professional affiliations

  • Pakistan Engineering Council


  • Best Student Award in 2006 by Minister of Education

External activities

  • Cycling
  • Cooking
  • Travelling