Mr Pradeep Mool is currently working at ICIMOD as Programme Coordinator for Cryosphere Initiative. He has extensive experience in the fields of geomorphology and engineering geological surveys in the Himalayan region. Currently, he is also coordinating the Cryosphere Monitoring and Capacity Development project (2011-2015). Over the past 25 years he has coordinated and conducted inventory and field studies of glaciers, glacial lakes, and glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) in the Himalayas. He has 30 years of professional experience on natural hazard studies, natural resources management, and remote sensing applications. Prior to taking his current position, he worked in the Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS) of the Government of Nepal as an Engineering Geologist from 1986 to 1995. In WECS, he carried out geo-technical investigations of potential and existing water resource project sites, and coordinated and conducted GLOF studies in the Himalayas. He worked as a geologist in the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of the Government of Nepal from 1982 to 1986. He also served as a member of the faculty and teaching staff of the Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1982. From 1979 to 1981, he worked as co-researcher in the Mountain Hazards Mapping Project in Nepal sponsored by the United Nations University Natural Resources Programme in coordination with the Nepal National Committee for Man and the Biosphere. His formal education is in geology, applied geomorphology, and engineering geology. He has also been trained in remote sensing, natural hazards, disaster management, and natural resources and environmental management. He has received the ‘Mahendra Vidhya Bhushan’ gold medal for his scholastic achievement and ‘Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu’ for his excellent contribution in the public service sector of the Government of Nepal.