Anil Nepal, Nirmal Kumar Shahi and Kundan Lal Shrestha, Nepal


STUDENT BIO 

Hello, my name is Nirmal Kumar Shahi. I am from Bajura, which is one of the remote and undeveloped district of Nepal and my birthplace is  Gangadi, Mugu. Currently I am doing my B.Tech. in Environmental Engineering in Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal. In future I want to be an environmental expert and want to do many research related to environment and climate change. I utilize my free time doing literature review on different topics. I love visiting different places, attending seminars, and workshops. Beside that, I love playing different games like football, badminton and watching movies.





STUDENT BIO 

Hello, my name is Anil Nepal. I am from Tansen, Palpa. I am an Undergraduate student of B. Tech. in Environmental Engineering at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.  My Vision is to provide service to Environment. My interest are on climate change and renewable energy. I love to play football, trekking and learn new things that interests me. I believe that our research with the help of workshop and support from everyone will be pioneer step for climate change initiatives in the Himalayas as we try to assess the water resources of one of the sub-basin of Koshi.



MENTOR BIO
I am Kundan Lal Shrestha working in Kathmandu University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering. My main interest is in environmental dynamics and integrated modeling approach in environmental studies. Regarding this program, my focus will be to integrate environmental modeling with the open-source GIS tools and techniques in water resource assessment.


ABOUT OUR RESEARCH



Assessment of Water Resources of Koshi Basin, Nepal Using Regional Climate Model (RCM)


Objectives



The main objective of this study is to identify the impact of climate change in water resources in mountain area region. The vision behind this study is to contribute to the long term future development regarding water security, welfare, policy and management. The specific objectives of the study are:
  • To identify the physical impact caused by climate change in mountain area region regarding water resources.
  • To analyze the impact of climate change on water-induced extreme events.
  • To identify mitigation opportunities against droughts and floods.
  • To assess the impact of climate change on the future discharge, water availability and peak flows.
  • To calibrate hydrological model for water resource assessment.

Study Area

We will assess the water resources of one of the sub-basins of Koshi basin in Nepal.

Expected Outcome

Impact of climate change can be observed in the hydrological cycle and it can also change the various processes of the water cycle. However, climate change variables are still difficult to predict. This research will strive to alleviate this problem.

Our major outreach component from the model run will be data dissemination. These data with different spatial and temporal variables will be helpful for different stakeholders. The output of our research can also be used by scholars for various other related research and development. Final visualization using geographic techniques can be used as updated online system for accessing information. We also expect to predict the extreme events such as flood and droughts in the Koshi Basin.

From the regional database available, collecting and using the available data in the distributed hydrological model and analyzing the output variables will help us to know about the climatic variations in the basin. This study will help to identify the impact of climate change on water resources in mountain area region. This will also help to contribute to the long term future development regarding security, welfare, planning, polices and management of water resources.

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