Dr. Dilip Kumar Gautam

Dr. Dilip Kumar Gautam is a disaster risk reduction expert with specialisation in flood forecasting and warning systems. Dr. Gautam holds Doctor of Engineering Science degree in Hydroinformatics from Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany, MSc from Delft and BSc in Civil Engineering from BUET, Dhaka. Dr. Gautam has 24 years of experience working mostly in South and Southeast Asia, with national and international organizations, local authorities and donor agencies in the field of hydrometry, flood risk analysis and mapping, telemetry system for real time data acquisition, flood forecasting and early warning system, hydrologic/ hydraulic modeling and application of GIS in integrated water resources management.
Dr. Gautam worked for 20 years at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology in Nepal as a Senior Hydrologist and 4 years at Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) in Bangkok as a Team Leader of Hydrology. As a Team Leader of Hydrology at RIMES, Dr. Gautam developed hydrologic/ hydrodynamic model for flood forecasting and warning in the South Asian and Pacific region and conducted training courses on flood forecasting. His professional interest and expertise is in developing web-based telemetry system for flood monitoring, long-lead flood forecasting models by integrating numerical weather prediction and community based forecast dissemination, preparedness and response mechanism.Since September 2016, Dr. Gautam is working with Practical Action Consulting South Asia as a Senior Consultant on Disaster Risk Reduction.