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Mizan Rashid
Mizan Rashid
Dr. Rashid specializes in physical and numerical modeling of hydraulic phenomena, development of numerical models of surface water, closed conduit flow, water collection and distribution systems, intake and outfalls, sediment transport, flood routing, and physical modeling of pumping systems and hydropower facilities. Dr. Rashid has extensive experience in analyzing hydraulic transients using a number of closed conduit flow models. He also applies computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for evaluating complex flow conditions in reservoirs and around hydraulic structures.

Takeaways from HydroVision 2017 in Denver, Colorado, July 27-29
HydroVision International is the largest gathering of hydro professionals worldwide. Over 3,000 hydro professionals and over 300 hydro related product and service providers were on the exhibit floor. The participants are from 51 countries. The event highlights perspectives on the role of hydropower, explores issues affecting the hydropower industry, covers issues and concerns affecting hydro resources, publicizes current market opportunities and challenges, and facilitates development of a vision to meet challenges and to ensure sustainable development. Alden is active in supporting the hydro industry, with physical hydraulic modeling, 3D and 2D numeric modeling, fish passage design and testing. We attend Hydrovision every year, and participate in the exhibit, as well as technical conference and training sessions. I was able to meet with most of our dams and hydro clients and teaming partners. The attendance from the private power producers, utilities, consulting companies and equipment manufacturers were adequate but there was clearly less participation from the federal government, especially from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). I observed increased energy and optimism in developing renewable and small hydro with a ...