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Shital Babu Regmee

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Shital Babu Regmee


Profession                                          :           Water, energy and disaster management

Nationality:     Nepali

Honours                                              :           Recipient of Technical Cooperation Scheme of Colombo Plan scholarship for studying Bachelor of Engineering in Calcutta University, India.

Recipient of award for receiving highest marks in BE from the president of India

Recipient of Australian Government Scholarship for studying Master of Engineering in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

Membership in Professional

Societies                                              :           Registered Engineer, Nepal Engineering Council (No. 66 'Civil A')

Life Member, Nepal Engineers' Association (LM 1878).

Life Member, Society of Irrigation Engineers, Nepal.

Life Member, International Network on Participatory Irrigation Management(INPIM), Nepal.

Life Member, Nepal Cultural Association .

Member, International Water Resources Association.

Member, Rotary Club of Dillibazaar etc.

Key Qualifications                              :

I am basically a water and energy expert and have served in several capacities in The Ministries of Water Resources, Energy, Federal affairs and Local Development, Peace and Reconstruction and Office of the President for 33years, from 1980 to 2013.

I started my career as an engineer in Gandak Project covering irrigation command area of more than one million hectare in Nepal and India; a joint project between Government of Nepal and Government of India in 1980. Major works were water management, flood control and irrigation system development. I also worked as an Engineer in Chief of Hill Irrigation Project, funded by ADB, in western region, Chief of Ground water project in the Terai region of Nepal, Regional Director of Irrigation Department for western Region and Director General of Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention. I was then promoted to the post of Executive Secretary in Water and Energy Commission in 2007.

I have worked as permanent secretary in Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, Ministry of Energy, Water and Energy Commission, Ministry of federal Affairs and Local Development and Office of the President mainly focusing in planning, policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation works etc. I coordinated WASH program as a secretary in the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development. I was key person in formulation of Integrated Water Resources Management Project (IWRMP) and also its implementation. I was a key person for compiling and publication of National Water Plan, 2005 of Nepal as secretary Water and Energy Commission of Nepal.

I have represented the country in more than two dozen minister/ secretary/ joint secretary/ executive engineer/ engineer level joint meetings between Nepal and India, Nepal and Bangladesh, Nepal and China, Nepal and the USA and at SAARC, BIMESTEC etc as team leader or member. I have joined short and long term assignment in different countries of the world in the field of water, energy, disaster mitigation, sabo works, governance, rural development, peace process formulation and implementation. He has also represented the country in the presidential and prime ministerial delegations. 

I have published many articles in national and International journals, newspapers, magazines and conducted many seminars and trainings. I have two books under publication.

Education:     

Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, Master of Engineering (Water Resources 1989-90) in Agricultural Land and Water Development. Thesis: “Optimal irrigation water allocation under conjunctive operation of dam and aquifer”.

Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta University, India, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil 1975-80). Project in design and construction of hill roads.

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Bachelor Arts (1973-75). Specialized in Humanities and Mathematics .

Other Trainings                                             

·         Senior Executive Development Program (Training for senior level Government Officials), Nepal Administrative Staff College, 2000-2001.

·         FIDIC Procurement Training, World Bank, Dhulikhel, 1998.

·         Crop Diversification and Irrigation, JICA and National Irrigation Administration, Manila, the Philippines, Sep - Oct 1995.

·         Managing Performance Effectiveness of employees, Nepal Administrative Staff College, 1994.

·         Trainer's Training, Nepal Administrative Staff College, 1992.

·         Development Administration, Nepal Administrative Staff College, 1990.

·         Monitoring and Evaluation of Irrigation Systems, National Irrigation Administration, Manila, the Philippines, Sep - Oct 1985.

·         Computer Skill: MS office and Programming languages.

Professional  Experience:

Jalsrot Vikas Sanstha. (May, 2013 to present). Expert water and energy. Studying existing water sharing status and riparian issues in south Asia as water and energy policy expert in the following areas (i).working out water resources potential of different countries of the region (ii) analysing existing water use scenario of the countries (iii) study existing water sharing agreements in the region (iv) extrapolate and analyze future water sharing scenario in the region (v) analysing possible future conflict in water sharing, (vi) studying effect of flood and drought in West Rapti river basin.

Office of the President. (October, 2013 to May, 2013). Worked as Permanent Secretary, Government of Nepal. Main responsibilities: (i).managing and administrating office of the president (ii) reviewing recommendations of the government (iii) supervising overall activities in the premises (iv) reviewing overall progress of ‘President’s Chure Area Conservation Project’ (v) assisting appointment of chief and members of constitutional bodies etc.

Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Government of Nepal. (October, 2011 to October, 2013). Worked as Permanent Secretary, Government of Nepal. Main responsibilities: (i).preparing annual plan, budget and program of the ministry (ii) preparing rules, norms, standards for district and village governments (iii)supervising overall performance of local development works (iv) Supervising rural roads, disaster mitigation works (v) keeping vital registration records (vi) coordinating different donor agencies (iv) conducting and participating in different national and international dialogues, seminars etc.

Water and Energy Commission Secretariat, Government of Nepal. (June, 2011 to October,2011). Worked as Permanent Secretary, Government of Nepal. Main responsibilities: (i) preparing national vision for water and energy development (ii).preparing laws, regulations, norms, standards for water, disaster prevention and energy sector of Nepal (iii) preparing master plan for water and energy development and utilization (iv) forecasting energy demand for the country (v) compiling and publishing annual national energy consumption data (vi) conducting and participating in national and international workshops, seminars and dialogues (vii) representing Nepal in international negotiations.

Ministry of Energy, Government of Nepal. (December, 2010 to June, 2011). Worked as permanent Secretary, Government of Nepal. Main responsibilities: (i)finalizing plan, budget, management and development of energy generation in Nepal (ii) setting priority of development in energy sector (ii) formulating policies, norms, standards and guidelines for speedy development of energy sector (iii) planning multipurpose hydropower, irrigation and flood mitigation projects (iv) helping different energy development partners for development of energy in the country (iv) representing Nepal in different forums.

Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, Government of Nepal. (April, 2010 to December, 2010) ). Worked as permanent Secretary, Government of Nepal. Main responsibilities: (i).helping for speedy completion of peace process (ii) management of cantonments with logistics and other necessary facilities (iii) helping for speedy integration of combatants in society.

Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. (February, 2010 to April, 2010). ). Worked as permanent Secretary, Government of Nepal. Main responsibilities: (i).studying organisation structure of the government of Nepal and recommend suggest for improvement (ii) studying decision making process and procedure in highest decision making body of Nepal (iii) reviewing overall progress of yearly programs

Ministry of Water Resources. (June, 2006 to February, 2010). Worked as Joint Secretary. Main responsibilities: (i) preparing annual and periodic budget and program (ii) compiling and evaluating progress of different activities under the ministry (iii) compiling and recommending needs in water resources development sector (iv) formulating rules, regulations, norms and standards (v) participating in different bilateral and multilateral forums (vi) coordinating flood control and rehabilitation works for Koshi river left bank breaching closure and disaster prevention works.

Water and Energy Commission Secretariat. (November, 2005 to June, 2006). Worked as Executive Secretary. Main responsibilities were: (i).preparing laws, regulations, norms, standards for water and energy sector of Nepal (ii) preparing master plan for water and energy development and utilization (iii) preparing water resources development strategy (iv) preparing national water plan,2005. (v) forecasting energy demand for the country (vi) compiling and publishing annual national energy consumption data (vii) conducting and participating in national and international workshops, seminars and dialogues (viii) representing Nepal in international negotiations.

Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention. (August, 2003 to November, 2005). Worked as Director General. Main responsibilities were: (i) Planning and supervising water induced disaster prevention activities in the country (ii) preparing annual budget and program for the department (iii) preparing long and short list of projects and programs for the department (iv) managing human and financial resources of the department (v) preparation of policy, law, norms, standards, specifications etc for water induced disaster prevention. (vi) conducting national and international workshops and seminars (vii) leading bilateral and multilateral dialogues (vii) preparing master plan for water induced disaster prevention activities (viii) initiating flood monitoring and forecasting works (ix) establishing regional ware houses and shelters for water induced disaster victims in five regions of Nepal (x) Studying backwater effects in Nepal by embankments constructed on the other side of boarder.

Western Regional Irrigation Directorate, Department of Irrigation. (November, 2000 to August, 2003). Worked as Regional Director. Main responsibilities were: : (i) supervising and directing all sixteen districts of western region of Nepal (ii) preparing annual budget and program (iii) monitoring and evaluation of different activities under western region (iv) approving irrigation and water induced disaster prevention projects and programs for the region (v) coordination with other regional agencies (vi) preparing investment proposals for irrigation projects in the region (vii) performing  administrative and financial administration (viii) studying mass waste and debris flow in the region.

Department of Irrigation. (September,1998 to November, 2000). Worked as Superintending Engineer. Main responsibilities were: (i) preparing annual budget and program for the whole country (ii) Monitoring and evaluation of different activities under Department of Irrigation. (iii) Preparing policy, guidelines, norms, standards, specifications etc related to irrigation development and disaster mitigation for government of Nepal (iv) coordination with other institutions related to agriculture, irrigation and disaster mitigation activities (v) conducting  and participating in seminars, workshops, bilateral and multilateral negotiations (vi) checking and finalizing project proposals, contract documents etc. (vii) conducting feasibility study and preparing long and short lists of projects and programs.

Far Western Regional Irrigation Directorate, Dhangadhi. (March, 1998 to September, 1998). Worked as Senior Divisional Engineer. Main responsibilities were: (i)working as acting regional director of far western region (ii) coordinating identification, planning & design and approval of project up to NRs 10 million of surface and groundwater irrigation subprojects in Far Western region under Irrigation Line of Credit (WB funded); (iii) initiating formation of water users’ association ; (iv) providing training to the WUA members, farmers and subproject staff; (v) preparing annual plan and budget ; (vi) monitoring and evaluation of activities of all districts and projects in the region (vii) planning, resource allocation, design and supervision of water induced disaster prevention works in the region.

Central Regional Irrigation Directorate, Lalitpur. (December, 1995 to March, 1998). Main responsibilities: (i) participating in identification, planning & design of surface and groundwater irrigation subprojects in central region; (ii) coordinating formation of water users’ association ; (iii) providing training to the WUA members, farmers and subproject staff; (v) preparing annual plan and budget ; (vi) performing monitoring and evaluation of activities of all districts and projects in the region (vii) planning, resource allocation, design and supervision of water induced disaster prevention works in the region.

Ground Water Irrigation Project. (March, 1992 to December, 1995). Main responsibilities: (i) Planning, designing, and management of groundwater irrigation in Nawalparasi, Rupandehi and Kapilvastu districts of Nepal; (ii) supervising construction management, quality control and supervision of tubewell irrigation systems in the project area; (iii) coordinating formation and strengthening of water users’ association; (iv) preparing periodic project progress report; (v) guiding and mobilizing consultants for different activities of the project .(vi) managing financial and human resources of the project (vii) performing  administrative and financial administration.

Irrigation Sector Support Project, Kathmandu. (September, 1990 to March, 1992). Main responsibilities: (i) planning, programming and designing irrigation subprojects; (ii) preparing annual budget model contract documents (iii) evaluating proposals for feasibility study of different subproject, (iv) evaluating contract proposals (v) preparing management information system for projects and personnel associated with the project (vi) preparing model contract documents.

Asian Institute of Technology. (January, 1989 to September, 1990). Studied Master of Engineering (Water Resources) at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

Western Regional Irrigation Directorate, Pokhara. (March, 1986 to January, 1989). Worked as Engineer in Charge. Main responsibilities: (i) designing and supervising hill irrigation subprojects in Palpa, Syangja, Parbat and Kaski districts of western region of Nepal (ii) providing assistance in organization and strengthening of water users’ groups (iii) providing assistance in preparing work scheduling for rehabilitation/upgrading works (iv) performing regular progress monitoring of all subprojects (v) preparing project status reports (vi) providing training to members of the user groups and subproject field staff (vi) working closely with consultants and donors (vii) preparing maintenance plan of all irrigation projects in the region (viii) preparing annual budget for the region.

Command Area Development Project, Nepal Gandak Western Canal Project, Nawalparasi. (September, 1980 to March, 1986). Worked as Engineer. Main responsibilities: (i) performing planning, design, quality control, supervision and construction management works of different canal and drainage systems, feeder roads, and office buildings (ii) supervising the construction of five 500 MT capacity warehouses in the command area (ii) preparing tender and contract documents; (iii) planning and preparing annual programs for the project (iv) carrying out contract management of several civil works contracts; (v) preparing annual budget, annual work program and regular progress report and (vi) organizing water users’ groups (WUG) at the tertiary level by involving farmers in system management.(vii) supervising water induced disaster prevention works of Gandak (peak flow 20000 cumec) and tributaries (viii) coordinating Indian counterparts (ix) negotiating in bilateral issues with India.

Key Publications

Publications in International and local Journals, periodicals and newspapers, book entitled “ Fundamentals of Hill Irrigation” and "Nepal India and Water Resources” under publication.

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