Workshop on rainfall surface development in Nepal


ICIMOD, in collaboration with the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Government of Nepal, and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), organized a one-day workshop on ‘Daily Rainfall Surfaces for Nepal’ on 21 November 2014 at the DHM office in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

The objective of the workshop was to share knowledge on rainfall surface development and encourage DHM field officers to carry out expeditions to gather information about rainfall stations. Such information can help them extrapolate accurate point rainfall data for developing rainfall surfaces in Nepal. Around 25 participants, including resource persons from CSIRO, Australia, DHM and ICIMOD, attended the workshop. 

Dr Shahriar Wahid, programme coordinator for the Koshi Basin Programme, ICIMOD, highlighted the importance of rainfall information in understanding water availability and impact assessment in the region. Following the workshop, the participants went to the Panipokhari station in Maharajgunj and conducted an exercise in gathering information using GPS and digital cameras.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Santosh Nepal
Hydrologist, Associate Coordinator, KBP