Conference 2017

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Third International Conference on Mountain Hydrology and Meteorology for  the Sustainable Development

10-11 April 2017

Kathmandu Nepal

ORGANIZED BY:  Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists-Nepal (SOHAM-Nepal)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH:  Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Government of Nepal (GoN)

SUPPORTED BY:                                                                                                                                           

  • Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (CDHM), Tribhuvan University (TU)
  • Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center, Kathmandu University(KU)
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • Kathmandu Centre for Research and Education, Tribhuvan University (KCRE, CAS-TU)
  • Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
  • OJERI and BK21Plus ELEC of Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Real Times Solutions (RTS)
  • United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, International Hydrological Programme Nepal (UNESCO IHP-Nepal)

The conference aims to invite researchers, scientists, engineers, planners, development workers as well as experts on related fields and to provide platforms for presenting their research activities along with discussion on observations, findings and innovative ideas. Keynote speakers will be invited to deliver presentations on specific burning issues. 

Selected peer reviewed papers will be published in the special issue of Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology published by SOHAM-Nepal. Original manuscript which is not published elsewhere is only accepted for the publication. The original manuscript should be in English and also must follow the guidelines (www.soham.org.np/instruction-for-authors). For manuscript format, you can also check the published Journals available at www.soham.org.np/journal.

 PROGRAMME

The conference will consist of a mixture of oral and poster sessions. We encourage posters that promote interaction among participants, and communications that present new research prior to peer-reviewed publication. Additional activities are to be determined including stall exhibition and post-conference excursion. The meeting will also provide the opportunity to organize special sessions on specific current issues. Contributions to the conference will be selected according to their relevance to the topics aforementioned.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

The conference will cover a wide range of topics concerning mountain hydro-meteorology, its links to sustainable development and other related issues but not limited to the following:

– Mountain hydrology and hydrological modeling
– Water resources management
– Isotope hydrology
– Trans-boundary issues of water resources
– Cryospheric changes and its impacts on water resources
– Watershed management
– Mountain ecosystem services
– Mountain meteorology and climate
– Paleoclimate
– Climate variability and changes
– Monsoon
– Extreme weather events
– Climate change and cryosphere
– Disaster risk reduction

INVITED SPEAKERS

Dr. Richard L. Armstrong, Senior Research Scientist, Associate Director CPP Division, CIRES Fellow, NSIDC/CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA (Topic: The CHARIS Project –A Collaborative Effort to Assess the Role of Glaciers and Seasonal Snow Cover in the Hydrology of the Mountains of High Asia)  

Prof. Dr. Hiroji Fushimi, Professor Emeritus of Shiga University, Japan ( (Topic: GLOF Characteristics of the Nepal Himalaya)  

Prof. Dr. Fan Zhang, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Topic: Air temperature estimation using MODIS LST for snowmelt modeling in the Tibetan Plateau)

Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University, Nepal (Topic: Novel Approach for Determining Environmental Flow: The Case of Gandak River Basin in Nepal)

Dr. Fraser Sugden, Nepal Country Representative and Senior Researcher,  International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Nepal (Topic: Water ‘availability’ versus ‘access’ in the sub-Himalayan lowlands: the case for an interdisciplinary approach)

Prof. Woo-Kyun Lee, Korea University, Korea (Topic:  Different Ecosystem services on Land Degradation-Restoration-Sustainability in Mid-Latitude Ecotone)

 

LOCATION

The conference will be held in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 m (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. Kathmandu Valley has a rich cultural and religious history and is also a home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  (Please check www.welcomenepal.com for more information)

VENUE

The conference venue will be at the Radisson Hotel (www.radisson.com/kathmandune), Kathmandu.

ACCOMMODATION

Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels including luxury international-standard hotels. Participants are kindly requested to book the hotel sufficiently in advance. The Radisson Hotel (where the conference will be held) is providing conference offer in the room rate per night as follows, inclusive of breakfast and airport transfer:

Single Room (Superior): USD 100.00
Single Room (Deluxe): USD 110.00

The above rates are subject to 10% Service charge and 13% VAT. Interested participants are kindly requested to contact the Radisson hotel directly for reservation.

TRANSPORTATION

Normally, respective hotel will pick up/drop you from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Organizer will not arrange any kind of transportation for airport transfer. Pre-paid Taxi service, identifiable with green number plates, is also available for downtown transfer at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, across the green channel. Normal local taxi with black number plate is also available throughout the city.

COMMUNICATION

A widely available mobile network service is NTC or Ncell prepaid/postpaid service in Nepal. NTC has also introduced 4G/LTE wireless internet for GSM mobile subscribers. Variety of data package is available depending upon its validity and data offer. Prepaid and post paid SIM cards are available in the counter outside custom at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. One photocopy of passport and a recent passport-size photograph is required to buy mobile SIM card. Number of authorized center within the city also provides such services. (For further information, please visit service provider official website www.ntc.net.np or www.ncell.axiata.com)

ENTRY VISA REQUIREMENT

All participants except Indian citizens are requested to follow the visa requirement to enter into Nepal. Visa on arrival is also available for some counties. All foreign participants entering to Nepal through the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu are requested to fill the online visa application form available at www.nepalimmigration.gov.np.

POST-CONFERENCE EXCURSION

Post conference excursion is arranged after the conference at a subsidized cost. Organizer is not responsible to provide any kind of support for your desire excursion. Participants are kindly requested to confirm your interest in advance. There are several exciting places for the excursion in Nepal depending upon your interest. The duration of the excursion ranges from single day trip to week long or more.  Mountain flight service is also available to experience spectacular mountains scenery very closely in just one hour duration during early morning periods. Please check the conference second circular for the detail information. Interested participants can contact directly to Raya Tours and Travels (www.rayatours.com).

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of Abstracts: 31 January, 2017 (Extended)
Notification for abstract acceptance: 15 February 2017    
Submission of Manuscript (Full Papers): 15 March 2017  

REGISTRATION 

Participants are requested to send their registration fees through bank transfer. Please send the copy of deposited slip via email. Registration fee includes two lunches and tea/coffee on meeting days.

• For domestic participants:
Student: NPR 1500, Individual: NPR 3000, Institutional: NPR 5000 and SOHAM member: NPR 2000
• For International participants:
SAARC countries: USD 100 ( or equivalent INR 6675) , Non SAARC countries: USD 250

[ 50% discount on the registration fee is available for the spouse of International participants]

BANK DETAILS
Bank: NMB Bank (http://nmbbanknepal.com)
Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Account Holder: SOHAM-Nepal
Account Number:  00100300004733000002
SWIFT Code: NMBBNPKA

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CONTACT

Please contact conference Secretariat at conference@soham.org.np  for further information.