National Symposium on Hydrology and Meteorology-2015 was organized by Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists (SOHAM-Nepal) with support from Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Government of Nepal, UNESCO International Hydrological programme (IHP) Nepal and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on December 24, 2015 in Kathmandu.
The programme was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Jibaraj Pokhrel, Vice-Chancellor, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). In the inauguration session, Mr. Suman Kumar Regmi, Secretary General, SOHAM- Nepal delivered welcome speech. On the occasion, Dr. Rishi Ram Sharma, Director General, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Dr. Laxmi Prasad Devkota, UNESCO International Hydrological programme (IHP) Nepal, and Dr. Mandira Shrestha, representative from International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) highlighted the importance of hydrology and Meteorology and role of youth to carry out research activities. The programme was chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, Vice Chariperson, SOHAM Nepal, and also gave closing remark for inaugural session.
The technical session was followed by inauguration session. The technical session was divided mainly into three groups: Hydrology, Meteorology and Glaciology. At first, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shreedhar Maskey delivered plenary lecture. There were altogether 16 oral presentations and 5 poster presentations. The technical session was chaired by Mr. Kiran Shankar Yogacharya, Dr. Madan Lall Shrestha and Mr. Om Ratna Bajracharya for Hydrology, Meteorology and Glaciology sessions respectively.
At the end, Mr. Barun Poudel, Secretary, SOHAM Nepal, gave vote of thanks and also closed the programme. The programme was conducted in the lecture hall of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu.