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Naim Eqrar

Naim Eqrar is the former dean of the faculty of geosciences at Kabul University, Afghanistan. He has developed several course materials as a national training expert for various agencies and supervised more than 50 training courses. He is a member of the Supreme Council of Water and Environment of Afghanistan (SCoWE), National Hydrological Committee of Afghanistan (NHCA) and has also served on the steering committee of various water resources projects in water line ministries of Afghanistan. Eqrar is also the chairperson of the Upper Indus Basin Network (UIBN), an informal knowledge and research network of national and international researchers working in the upper reaches of the Indus basin.

Eqrar published a book, “Resources, Hydropolitics and Water Structure of Afghanistan”, in Persian, in January 2021 and also published two textbooks, ‘Hydrogeology’ and ‘Sedimentary petrography’ for Kabul University between 2015 and 2019. He has also authored a chapter of the book, “Trans-boundary water resources of Afghanistan: climate change impact and land use implications” which was published by Nebraska University in 2016. His PhD at Boon University is in its final stages. Eqrar holds a Master’s degree in Hydrogeology from the Kabul Polytechnic University, Afghanistan.

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A.P. Dimri

A.P. Dimri is a professor at the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. He has been actively working in the field of atmospheric science for the past three decades. His primary research interest includes winter weather and climate using observations and modeling tools. His research interests also include regional climate dynamics and its variability, statistical and dynamical downscaling of numerical model outputs, extreme events and their physical understanding, and western disturbances. His doctoral thesis focused on winter circulation characteristics over the western Himalaya.

Dimri is involved in various national projects on the glacio-hydrological regime of the Himalaya, extreme precipitation events such as cloudbursts, microphysical characterization of winter fog as well as mass balance modeling of the Gangotri glacier, India. He has 75 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored 7 books/chapters in the books. Dimri is also a member of the Indian Meteorological Society and American Geophysical Union. He also served as a council member of the Indian Geophysical Union from 2014 to 2016 and has been awarded with various fellowships.

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