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Water and Energy Research Associate,
Water and Air
I am currently working on a number of projects, including: a framing methodology for individual country specific energy profiles under the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capability for the Himalaya (REEECH) Initiative, outcome mapping of springshed research, and water budgeting for brick kilns under Air Pollution Solutions Initiative.
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
I protect the pulse of the planet through my work promoting evidence-based research which engages community members and other stakeholders to practice climate resilient solutions and through my work promoting improved access to affordable, appropriate and reliable energy services for HKH mountain populations, which directly links science and society.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
I have always enjoyed working with interdisciplinary teams of professionals and I appreciate the platforms which help me to grow as an individual and as a researcher.
What are you passionate about?
Apart from work, my interests are inclined towards travelling and exploring rural places. I am passionate about interacting with people, learning about different cultures and making new friends.
I have 5 years of professional work experience in the field of water resource management and renewable energy focusing on solar powered irrigation pump. I joined ICIMOD originally as a Field Research Associate and have had opportunities to work on community-based pilots and action research on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIP) and spring revival using the science of hydrogeology and including field implementation, data collection, analysis and research input. In that role, I got an opportunity to participate in a training course organized by the Indian NGO Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM) on planning, development and management of groundwater. I have published articles and research briefs and have presented in national and regional conferences.
I hold a Master’s degree in environmental science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal with a major in climate change and disaster risk management.