Resource Persons

Resource Person:

DR. KESHAV PRASAD SHARMA

Education:
Ph.D., Earth Sciences.University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
M. Tech., Hydrology. University of Roorkee (Presently IIT), Roorkee, India
Degree, Atmospheric Physics. Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Key Expertise:
Hydrology, meteorology and climate change

Summary of Qualification and Achievements:
The former Director General of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has education and training in hydrology, meteorology, river sedimentation, mathematical modeling, statistics, and computer applications with twenty-five (25) years of experience in database management, hydrological modeling, hydrological investigations, hydrometry, water resources assessment, GIS, and technical writing. He has a good research experience in climatic changes and its impacts. He was Permanent Representative of Nepal with World Meteorological Organization (WMO) from 2011-2012. His several publications on Hydrology, Meteorology and Climate Change have been published in various journals.

Resource Person:

PROF. ASHUTOSH KUMAR SHUKLA

Education:
Master of Science (M.S.) in Agricultural Engineering: University of the Philippines at Los Banos, the Philippines in 1991.
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Agricultural Engineering: Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India in 1985.

Key Expertise:
Agricultural engineering, alternative energy and training

Summary of Qualification and Achievements:
He is a Professor at Nepal Engineering College (nec), Changunarayan, Bhaktapur and Center for Postgraduate Studies (nec-CPS), Balkhu, Kathmandu. Earlier he served as Associate Professor in Agricultural Engineering at Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering (IOE), Purwanchal Campus, Dharan (2001-2007) and Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Rampur (1985 2001). He has excellent knowledge and skill in irrigated agronomy; on-farm water management; design of knowledge and skill upgrading training for farmers and technicians in irrigated agronomy; process diagnosis of irrigated agricultural system; proposal writing and reporting. He has worked as Resource Person in developing and conducting on-the-job training programs on irrigation management with specific focus on on-farm water management for Irrigation Engineers, Overseers and Farmers, supported under Irrigation Management Project (IMP), Department of Irrigation, Government of Nepal during 1987-1988.

Resource Person:

MR. BIKESH SHRESTHA

Education:
M. Eng. (Water Engineering and Management),Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 2010.
B.Sc. Eng (Civil Engineering),Central Luzon State University, The Philippines, 2005.

Key Expertise:
Water Resources Engineering, GIS

Summary of Qualification and Achievements:
Management: consistently achieved goals using organizational and problem-solving skills. Supervision of engineers, overseers and sub overseers; planning and coordination with local partners

Technical: seven years of experience in water resource planning, management and development sector especially hydropower, irrigation, water supply and water use master planning. Auto Cad and ARC GIS trained and experienced with different modeling tools such as CROP WAT, SPAW, Hec HMS, Hec RAS, SSIIM, Hec Geo HMS, Hec Resim, Modflow, Mike 11, Mouse, SWAT/MWSWAT, Qual2K and SDSM.

Research Interest: Water resources engineering, Climate change, Sediment transport, water quality, floods, water resources modelling, surface water hydrology