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INAUGURATION AND LAUNCH

Khumaltar Air Quality Monitoring Station and Air Quality Watch - Nepal Dashboard

Venue

ICIMOD Headquarters, Kathmandu

Date & Time

06 May 2022

Contact

Nirmala Baduwal

About the event

The Atmospheric Watch Initiative (AWI), under our Regional Programme on Atmosphere, is organizing a half-day event to inaugurate the Khumaltar Air Quality Monitoring Station and launch the Air Quality Watch – Nepal Dashboard. In collaboration with the Department of Environment, Ministry of Forests and Environment, we have established state-of-the-art air quality monitoring stations with aerosol and trace gas measurement instruments. We have also supported the department in real-time data dissemination and communication to build awareness and inform decision making.

As part of our support to the Department of Environment’s efforts to monitor and understand air quality, AWI recently established a station at ICIMOD’s headquarters and developed a dashboard for Nepal to enable monitoring of air quality trends from multiple ground-based observatories and satellite-based model sources. The station will support the government’s efforts to monitor and understand air pollution trends.

 

Agenda

Time (NPT) Programme Speaker
10:00–10:15 Registration Participants
10:15–10:25 Introduction to the programme Bidya Banmali Pradhan, Regional Programme Manager – Atmosphere Programme, ICIMOD
10:25–10:40 Opening remarks Pema Gyamtsho, Director General, ICIMOD
10:40–10:50 Remarks by the chief guest Gopal Prasad Aryal, Director General, Department of Environment
10:50–11:00 Launch of the Nepal Air Quality Dashboard Chief Guest, Special Guest, and

Pema Gyamtsho, Director General, ICIMOD

11:00–11:15 Introduction to the Nepal Air Quality Dashboard Bhupesh Adhikary, Senior Air Quality Specialist – Water and Air, ICIMOD
11:15–11:30 Inauguration of the Khumaltar Air Quality Station Gopal Prasad Aryal, Department of Environment

Pema Gyamtsho, ICIMOD

Participants

11:30–11:40 Handover of the Ratna Park and Dhulikhel Station Gopal Prasad Aryal, Department of Environment

Pema Gyamtsho, ICIMOD

11:40–11:50 Vote of thanks and closing Siva Praveen Puppala, Programme Coordinator – Atmospheric Watch Initiative, ICIMOD
11:50–12:00 Group photo Participants
12:00–13:00 Lunch

 

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