Executive Committee Members

The Members of the Sixth Executive Committee [2014- 2017] are as follows:

Mr. Jagat Kumar Bhusal
Chairperson

Mr. Jagat Kumar Bhusal is the Chaiperson of Electricity Tariff Fixation Commission, Government of Nepal and a member of International Hydrological Programme Nepal National Committee. He is Vice Chair (II) of IIT Roorkee Alumni Association Nepal Chapter. Mr. Bhusal has PG course in Hydrology and Sedimentation (Hungary, 1985), and in Hydrology (India, 1989). Currently Mr. Bhusal has submitted his Ph.D. Dissertation on “Coping with Climate Change: Adaptive Strategies in Irrigation Practices in Mustang district”(TU, Nepal). .He has got training on river and dam engineering, from Japan, on flood risk analysis and mapping from the Philippines and a technical training from USA. Mr. Bhusal worked as a hydrologist/Senior hydrologist for the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Gov Nepal (1979 to 2009) and Water Induced Disaster Prevention Technical Centre (1992 1995). He has also provided Hydrological and scientific inputs for more than 35 study projects related to hydropower, irrigation, road and bridge, drinking water and urban planning, survey of lakes and rivers, disasters, and siwalik hydrology. He has participated more than ten International conferences and has published more than 35 papers in proceedings, magazines and journals.

Affiliation : Chairperson, Electricity Tariff Fixation Commission, Government of Nepal
Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha
Vice Chairperson

Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha is working as an Associate Professor in Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal. He is also a Coordinator of the Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC) in Kathmandu University. He has more than two decades experience on the Himalayan glaciology, glacio-hydrological modeling and glacial lake studies. Dr. Kayastha has many research papers which can be accessed in the Research Gate site. Dr. Kayastha holds Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Glaciology from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. He had also received JSPS Postdoc Fellowship from Nagoya University, Japan and Max-Planck Postdoc Fellowship from Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany.

Affiliation : Associate Professor, Kathmandu University (KU)
Mr. Suman Kumar Regmi
General Secretary

Mr. Suman Kumar Regmi is currently working as a Senior Divisional Meteorologist at Meteorological Forecasting Division of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology located at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. He is a team leader of WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) modeling group and also a pioneer for weather modeling activities in Nepal. Mr. Regmi has more than two decade experience in weather analysis and forecasting with special contribution in aviation meteorology. Mr. Regmi has authored many research papers and given technical presentations. He also publishes articles in local newspaper for societal benefits.  Mr. Regmi holds Master’s degree in Meteorology from Tribhuvan University with specialization in Environmental aspect of Hydro-meteorology.

Affiliation : Senior Meteorologist, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)
Mr. Barun Paudel
Secretary

Mr.  Barun Paudel is currently working as a Meteorologist at Meteorological Forecasting Division of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. Mr. Paudel has more than 8-years experience in weather observation, analysis and forecasting with special contribution in Aviation Meteorology. Mr. Paudel has given many technical presentations of weather forecasting and extreme weather systems. He also publishes articles in local newspaper for social benefits. Mr. Paudel holds Master’s degree in Meteorology from Tribhuvan University with specialization in Environmental aspects of Hydro-meteorology.

Affiliation : Meteorologist, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)
Mr. Rameshwar Rimal
Treasurer

Mr. Rameshwar Rimal is currently working as a Scientist (S-1) at Agricultural Environment Research Division (AERD) of Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Khumaltar, Lalitpur. He is a young agrometeorologist in Nepal. He has working experience specifically in the sector of agriculture and climate change. Mr. Rimal has more than five years’ experience in teaching meteorology and hydrology on graduate and postgraduate level at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Mr. Rimal holds Master’s degree in Meteorology from Tribhuvan University.

Affiliation : Scientist, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)
Mr. Binod Parajuli
Member

Mr. Binod Parajuli is currently working as a Hydrologist at the Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Kathmandu. He is a young hydrology analyst in Nepal. Mr. Parajuli has more than5 years’ experience in hydrological data processing, analysis and forecasting with special contribution in hydrological data publication and flood forecasting. Mr. Parajuli is Master Trainer of Trainees on Flood Early Warning System particularly the community based early warning system (CBEWS) in Nepal. Mr. Parajuli has given many technical presentations on Flood Early Warning System. He also publishes articles in local newspaper for societal benefits.  Mr. Parajuli holds Master’s degree in Meteorology from Tribhuvan University with specialization in Water Resources Development and Planning.

Affiliation : Hydrologist, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)
Mr. Ram Chandra Karki
Member

Mr. Ram chandra Karki is currently working as a senior meteorologist at Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal. Mr. Karki has more than 8-years experience in data base management and meteorological equipment. Mr. Karki has published a number of research papers in conference and journals. He holds Master’s degree in Meteorology from Tribhuvan University and at present a Phd student of Institute of Geography, University Hamburg, Germany.

Affiliation : Meteorologist, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)
Mr. Sujan Subedi
Member

Mr. Sujan Subedi, having academic background in Meteorology, has been working for the Government of Nepal for more than five years. He has working experience specifically in the sector of Weather Forecasting and Climate Change. He is currently working for Department of Hydrology and Meteorology and can be reached at sujan_subedi35@yahoo.com

Affiliation : Senior Meteorologist, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)
Mr. Narayan P. Gautam
Member

Mr. Narayan P. Gautam is currently working as a Head of Department and Lecturer in Department of Meteorology, Trichandra Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Mr. Gautam has more than a decade experience in teaching, research along with academic administration. He has carried out many research works in the fields of climate change, discharge analyses, disaster management, rain gauge and satellite precipitation analyses. Mr. Gautam has authored multiple numbers of papers and articles in international and national journals, magazines along with newspapers. He has given technical presentations in Nepal and abroad. Mr. Gautam holds two Master’s degrees such as M.Tech. in Hydrology from IIT-Roorkee, India and M.Sc. in Meteorology from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Affiliation : Head, Department of Meteorology, Tri-chandra College, Tribhuvan University (TU)
Dr. Dibas Shrestha
Member

Dr. Dibas Shrestha is currently working as a senior scientific officer at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). Dr. Shrestha holds PhD degree in satellite meteorology from Nagoya University, Japan in 2013. He has published several research paper and conference proceedings focusing on rainfall characteristics over the Himalayan and other major mountainous region around the globe using TRMM satellite rainfall estimations. In addition, he is also working in high-Himalayan glacier monitoring project.

Affiliation : Senior Scientific Officer, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
Dr. Hemu Kafle (Kharel)
Member

Dr. Hemu Kafle is a Senior Scientific Officer working at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Nepal since last five years. Earlier, She worked for Women Empowerment Program in Pact Nepal. Dr. Kafle has published several research paper and conference proceedings focusing on environmental, air pollution and climatic issues. She holds Phd degree from Nagoya University, Japan. She is also a post doctoral fellow of Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

Affiliation : Senior Scientific Officer, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
Dr. Khada Nanda Dulal
Member

Dr. Khada Nanda Dulal is currently working as Associate Professor at Hillside College of Engineering, Koteshwor, Kathmandu. He is a visiting faculty at Institute of Engineering, Central Campus, Pulchowk. He had also worked at Department of Hydrology and Meteorology from 1996-2007 in the Hydrology section as a Hydrologist-Engineer. Besides academic activities, he has also involved in various consulting works related to water resources engineering. He holds PhD degree in Water Resources engineering from University of Yamanashi, Japan. He has published a number of papers in conference proceedings and journals.

Affiliation : Principal, Hillside Engineering College
Mr. Pradeep Man Dongol
Member

Pradeep Man Dangol is a Research Associate at International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) .  He worked as a database manager and researcher in the field of hydrometeorology and soil and water conservation in ICIMOD’s field-based watershed management project and was involved in the field of atmospheric pollution as a field data analyst for the Atmospheric Brown Cloud Project and the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia. Before joining ICIMOD, Mr Dangol worked as a lecturer at Tribhuvan University and as a consultant hydrometeorologist for a hydropower project. He has a decade of experience in the fields of watershed management, hydrometeorology, soil and water conservation, and atmospheric pollution and has published many research papers and articles. He holds Master’s degree in Meteorology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal with specialization in Hydrometeorology .

Affiliation : Research Associate, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)