Mr. Muhammad Ali

Assistant Professor

Postal Address

USPCAS-W Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.

Phone Number


Email Address

[email protected]

Mr. Ali is a highly motivated professional with more than 18 years of experience. He has working experience with academia, government and private sector and NGOs. He completed his Master in International Public Policy from University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2013 under Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program and he has also done MBA in finance in 2000 from IBA, University of Sindh, Pakistan. Currently he is serving at USPCAS-W at Mehran UET, Jamshoro as an Assistant Professor. Earlier to this he was affiliated with SZABIST as Assistant Professor and headed MBA and BBA programs. He has also worked in the Monitoring and Evaluation Cell, Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh, Pakistan, where he was responsible for monitoring and evaluation of the Sindh government’s social and infrastructure development projects. Earlier to this he worked at Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and closely worked with different NGOs and Microfinance Institutes in the country. He is result oriented with a consistent record of achieving results. His key qualifications include Innovative, Learning Behaviour, Team Player, Communication, Analytical Skills, Networking and Coordination.

Published Papers

  • Imad, H. U., Ali, M.,&Akhund, M. A. (2018). Preference of Hyderabad’s People for Drinking Water Source. Indian Journal of Science and Technology11, 27.
  • Imad, H. U., Akhund, M. A., Ali, M., Pathan, A. A., & Ahmed, A. (2019). Non-Volumetric Pricing is a Threat to Water Reserves. Civil Engineering Journal5(2), 422-428.

Forthcoming Papers

  • Hamza, Ali, M.,&Arfan, M. (2020). Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Designing of Climate SmartAgriculture Practices for Wheat Crop

Technical Reports

  • Socio-economic Background Paperfor Sindh Water Policy, Dr. BakhshalLashari, Muhammad Ali and ShahidPanhwar, submitted to World Bank in 2020


  • Sustainable Development and Water Energy and Food Nexus
  • Course Coordinator of Graduate Seminar Series

Research Interest

  • Sustainable Development & WEF Nexus,
  • Poverty Alleviation,
  • Rural Development,
  • Participatory Development and Participatory Irrigation Management,
  • Governance and Local Institutions,
  • Power Relations, Trust and Social Capital,
  • Gender and
  • Willingness to Pay.
Completed Projects
No Project Title Funding Agency Funding Amount Role
1 Crop Water Productivity Assessment of Major Cropping Systems in Sindh and Punjab USPCASW, Pakistan 2.9 million PKR Principle Investigator
2 Baseline Study in Ward No. 3 of Thatta City for WASH service National Rural Support Program and Water Aid Pakistan 0.5 million Pak Rupees Team Leader
3 Efficient Participatory Irrigation Institutions to Support Productive and Sustainable Agriculture in South Asia: Case Study of Farmers’ Organizations, Sindh, Pakistan Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 92,000 Aus Dollars Collaborating Scientist, MUET component
4 The Impact of Informal Institutions on Participatory Irrigation Management Outcomes Water Sector Improvement Program, Government of Sindh 3.00 million PKR Co-Principle Investigator
5 Water Scarcity in Lower Sindh – Reality vs Myth: An Exploratory Study of Akram Canal Command Area Oxfam Pakistan 1.19 million PKR Co- Principle Investigator
6 End-Line Impact Evaluation of Oxfam Project “Women and Marginalized Groups, Natural Resource Management and Peace-building: Unlocking the Potential in the Akram Canal Command Area” Oxfam Pakistan 0.94 million PKR Co- Principle Investigator
7 Baseline Study on Spate Irrigation in Sindh and Baluchistan at Nae-Gaj Dam Area MetaMeta, Netherland 5,700 Euros Co- Principle Investigator
8 Identifying the Likely Impacts of Thar coal-fired Power Plant on the Region’s Ecosystem Heinrich Boll Stiftung (German Foundation) 2.0 million Pak Rupees Co- Principle Investigator and Chapter lead “Impacts of Thar Coal Power Plant on Local People and their Social and Environmental Systems”
No Thesis Title Student Name Program Status
As a Supervisor
1 Consumer’s Willingness to Pay for Municipal Supplied Water: A Case Study of Hyderabad city Mr. Hafiz Usama Imad MS-HID Completed
2 Performance evaluation of drinking water interventions in Chacharo Mr. Farhan Soomro MS-EnvE Completed
3 Wheat crop water productivity of perennial and non-perennial canal in Sindh Mr. Zain ul Abdin Khatti MS-IWRM Completed
4 Assessment of climate change impacts & designing of climate smart agriculture practices for wheat crop Mr. Hamza MS- EnvE Completed
As Co-Supervisor
5 Potential for hydropower generation in Sindh & comparative studies with renewable energy resources Ms. Rubab MS-HID Completed
6 Environmental Impacts And Economic Performance Analysis Of Rice Production Systems In Sindh Province Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Approach Mr. Zohaib Nizamani MS-EnvE Completed
7 Analysis of Environmental Impacts of Buildings through Life Cycle Assessment Ms. Bushra Talpur MS-EnvE Completed
8 Land Use Changes and Sustainability of Urban Water Supply and Demand: A Case Study of Hyderabad City Ms. Uzma Jabeen MS-IWRM Completed

Community Services

Developed, participated and contributed in “Village Canvas” project at Village Karam Khan Nizamani. The project was focused on to engage youth through street art for improving hygiene and environmental conditions of the village. The funding was received from family, friends and community.

Developed and initiated “Mosquito Free 2019”at village Karam Khan Nizamani. In this project with the help of local government and youth we initiated the cleanliness of sewer lines, installation of waste bins, sprays, and community awareness. The funding was received from local government and community. The initiative still continues and this year community is cleaning the sewage water pond.

Capacity Building of 500 farmers in Agriculture Value Chain. The funding was provided by Safco Support Foundation (SSF) and Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC) under project of Microfinance-Plus initiative. The trainings were imparted by students of the center. We are in negotiation of imparting more community trainings on Agriculture, Livestock and Enterprise Value Chain to 10,000 community members.

Administrative Services at Center

  • Academic Coordinator
  • Member of Admission Committee
  • Member of Gender Committee