Advisory Group Of Resource Persons

Resource Person:

DR. Vijaya Shrestha 

Ph.D. (Rural Sociology)
B.Sc. and M. Sc. (Home Economics)

Key Expertise:
Social development, Water and Sanitation, local governance, Decentralization Expert

Summary of Qualification and Achievements:
MOH-GON, UNFPA/New ERA, (2004-2006); Team Leader, NFHP/SOLUTIONS, Nepal, (2004); Principal Investigator, HELVETAS/Nepal, (2003); Task Manager, World Bank-ITAD, UK, (2002) Consultant, DFID/Nepal, (2000); Evaluation Expert, HELVETAS Nepal, (1997); Team Leader and Social Facilitation Advisor, Department of Water Supply & Sewerage, MHPP, Nepal, (1997-2001); Community Development, ADB Manila, January - March 1996; Consultant, UNICEF, Nepal, (1994); Advisor, Council for Tribal and Rural Development (CTRD) Orissa, India, (1993-1994); Health Consultant, WHO, Western Pacific Region, Manila, (1992); Contribution in formulation of policy in the area of health water supply, reproduction health, forestry and women development as short-term consultant and/or Member of Task Force/Advisor/Board Member to National Planning Commission (1986), National Commission on Population (1983-1985)

Resource Person:

DR.Krishna Prasad Poudel

Ph.D. in Hydraulic and Sediment Engineering UNESCO-IHE and Wageningen University, the Netherlands in 2010
M.Sc. - Hydraulic Engineering, UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands, in 2002
BE (Civil Engineering), University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee), India in 1989

Key Expertise:
Planning, design, construction monitoring and management of irrigation and river engineering works in Nepal

Summary of Qualification:

In February 1990, he joined the Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Nepal. From 1990 till 2003, he worked at different district irrigation offices and on large scale irrigation schemes. His works included: collection and analysis of hydrological and meteorological data, preparation of feasibility assessment reports, design of the schemes and preparation of bidding documents, institutional development work of Water Users Associations, construction management and quality control, training of the farmers for scheme operation and maintenance, financial management and coordination with other district agencies working in the field of water and agriculture.Since 2008, Mr. Paudel as a senior consultant Water Resources Engineer has been providing input in the design and construction management related assignments especially of water and energy sectors. His major works include the hydraulic modelling, sediment transport analysis and hydraulic design of Rani JamaraKulariya Irrigation Project (38,300 ha); analysis and design review of sediment removal facilities for Sikta Irrigation Project (43,766 ha) and Bagmati Irrigation Project (30,000 ha); hydrodynamic modelling of 142 km stretch of Karnali River for impact assessment due to 900 MW peaking hydropower plant; and design review of river engineering works in the Mahakali river for protection of Darchula district headquarter.