Finu Shrestha

Remote Sensing and Geo - information Analyst
Strategic Group 1: Reducing Climate and Environmental Risk
SG1 – Action Area A (AAA): Managing Cryosphere and Water Risks

My role at ICIMOD

My role involves remote sensing based monitoring and assessment of the cryosphere (glaciers and glacial lakes) and cryosphere-related hazards such as glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) in the HKH. I supervise and guide a group of young professionals (within and outside Nepal) on mapping glaciers and glacial lakes applying earth observation (EO) and geospatial tools and techniques, and quantifying these data to analyze the glacial environment in the context of changing climate in the HKH.

Finu Shrestha

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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I protect the pulse of the planet by generating data on the glaciers and glacial lakes helpful to understand the dynamic changes in the cryosphere environment, its impact on the water resources and glacial related hazards.

Q:

What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?

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I enjoy working with multidisciplinary teams at all different levels and thematic areas within ICIMOD and among partners. I also enjoy looking at the beauty of our lush green campus and aesthetically-designed infrastructure with a lot of plants.

Q:

What are you passionate about?

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I’m passionate about discovering everything, experiencing everything to the fullest, making an impact on the world, changing society for the bettermenttravelling, and being creative and adventurous.

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My qualifications

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I hold a Master of Science degree in hydrology and meteorology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I have more than a decade of experience working in ICIMOD in cryosphere research. My area of interest includes water resources, climatology, remote sensing, climate change, and disaster.

Articles by Finu Shrestha

3 Sep 2019 | KDKH
The KDKH’s transboundary working group to study impacts of GLOF events in the Koshi basin

In June 2019, a study that used declassified military satellite data showed that a staggering

31 Dec 2017 | Cryosphere
A flood of evidence

Galongco Lake sits at the foot of an unnamed glacier within the Himalayan mountain range in China, close to its ...

19 Dec 2016 | Cryosphere
UAV, a learning on a new technology on glacier monitoring

The day when my supervisor asked me to join the  practical, field-based training on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ...