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Basanta Raj Adhikari is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He completed his PhD in Geology from the University of Vienna, Austria, in 2003. His research interests are disaster risk reduction and management, tectonic geomorphology, climate change, hill-slope movement and human interaction, and Himalayan sediment flux generation. He is involved in many national and international research projects and has published more than a dozen papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has extensive experience in the field of disaster risk reduction and urban resilience and has received various recognitions, including selection as a Young Affiliate at the World Academy of Sciences and Young Scientist at Integrated Research on Disaster Risk. His details can be accessed from http://bradhikari.com.np/
Email: email@example.com Raju Thapa is the General Secretary of Disaster Preparedness Network Nepal. He is also a founder and board member of the Tribhuvan University-affiliated Institute of Crisis Management Studies in Nepal. He has experience working with various government and non-government organizations and in academia. He has also served as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University. Thapa was awarded the Australia Awards Fellowship on inclusive disaster management and is currently pursuing a PhD in disaster management.
Sujana Dhar obtained her doctorate in Civil Engineering (Water Resources Engineering) from Jadavpur University and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering, Science, and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur. She has around 15 years of professional experience in climate resilient infrastructure planning, hydrological modelling, changed climate modelling, early warning systems, and water allocation projects for the World Bank, DFID, ADB, and JICA. Dhar has over 40 publications under her belt. She is currently working on a climate-resilient land use and infrastructural plan for Kolkata City, West Bengal, India, as part of an ADB project. She also supports business development activities and conducts site visits, client interactions, and presentations at Taru Leading Edge in her capacity as Practice Manager, Risk and Resilience. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suman Shrestha is a Lecturer and PhD candidate at the Department of Civil Engineering, Kathmandu University, where his research is focused on landslides and soil erosion of watersheds. He completed his Master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering, for which he worked on an optimization model for the allocation of drinking water supply in Dharan Municipality. He teaches water and hydropower-related subjects, fluid mechanics, engineering hydrology and sedimentology, and hydraulics and river engineering. Before joining Kathmandu University, he served as a Design Engineer at Hydro Solutions, Kathmandu. He recently contributed to a WWF project focused on water sources and forest mapping in the Rosi and Melamchi watersheds.