Climate and environmental risks (SG1)
Managing cryosphere and water risks (SG1-AAA)
As a hydrologist and modeler in the Water and Air Theme, I am currently involved in two projects. First, within the SERVIR-HKH Initiative I work with the Geospatial Solutions Theme team to develop flood early warning tools for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. Second, within the Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI), my role is to quantify ecosystem services under current and future climatic scenarios.
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
You cannot manage what you cannot measure. My efforts to quantify natural resources through modelling work supports proper management of limited resources and through that work, I protect the pulse of the planet.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
I’ve always enjoyed working with people with diverse backgrounds since it allows me to understand from different perspectives. ICIMOD with its diversity provides me with this environment.
What are you passionate about?
My principle is to work hard and play harder. I love traveling and enjoying exotic foods. My mantra is: travel-eat-drink-repeat.
I hold a Master degree in water engineering and management from the Asian Institute of Technology. Prior to joining ICIMOD, I worked at the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Asian Institute of Technology. I have six years of experience working in Cambodia, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
My areas of interest include hydrological and hydraulic modeling, climate change, water induced disaster and management, land use analysis, modeling ecosystem services and GIS-based studies. I have published several peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, reports and training manuals.