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Gunanidhi Pokhrel

SSA - Springs / Hydrogeology, Water and Air

My role at ICIMOD

As an Hydrogeologist Research Associate working with the Koshi Basin Initiative and the Resilient Mountain Solutions Initiative, my duties are related to springs. My frequent field visits and data collection is all focused on groundwater research and its data management and analysis from project sites in Dhankuta, Kavre, and Ramechap.

Gunanidhi Pokhrel

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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I protect the pulse of the planet through my work in hydrogeological assignments, taking care of  5 ज: water (जल), people (जनता) , animals (जनावर), forests (जंगल) and land (जमिन ) as far as possible.

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

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ICIMOD truly creates a family environment where everyone is there for each other. I love that I have a great degree of control and freedom within my job. I work full-time on a flexible schedule, both in and out-of-office, and my seniors trust me to produce quality work and results. Also, I enjoy playing table tennis during lunch break.

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What are you passionate about?

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I am passionate about playing football and travelling. I take part in futsal once a week and try to find time each weekend to play. Also, travelling is a good way for me to relax after a busy schedule.

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My qualifications

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I completed a B.Sc. degree in Geology from Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Nepal after which I joined Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Geology, in Kirtipur, Nepal to complete my M.Sc. degree in geology with specialization in hydrogeology.

I also previously worked at ICIMOD as an Intern Hydrogeologist with the Water and Air Theme, and at that time, my responsibilities included maintaining spring data from Dailekh, Nuwakot and Kavre. I was also involved in the making of a 3D hydrogeological model for the Knowledge Park at Godavari, and I acted as a resource person for the training on reviving drying springs in the mid hills of the Hindu Kush Himalaya with a special focus on Bhutan.