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Reeju Shrestha

SSA - RS/GIS Cryosphere, Geospatial Solutions

My role at ICIMOD

I work within the Geospatial Solutions Theme mainly for the Cryosphere Initiative, using remote sensing and GIS to map glaciers and assess changes. I also search satellite imagery for selected glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) events, analyse them and contribute to our GLOF database.

Reeju Shrestha

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

A:

The first step in protection is to be able to recognize signs of danger and this is especially important in glaciology. My keen interest in the field has led me to learn about glaciers and the things that we need to protect them from. So I protect the pulse of the planet through spreading the word to avoid harmful behaviour that could help us protect glaciers which are essential to life on our planet.

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

A:

The ambience is what I enjoy the most, be it the location of the office or the people I work with, who are always ready to help me in my early career.

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What are you passionate about?

A:

Probably this is not surprising coming from a glaciologist, but I am passionate about being outdoors and exploring culture. I am fascinated by the diverse cultures within our small country, Nepal. Besides, I also love playing sports, especially basketball.

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My qualifications

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From Kathmandu University, Nepal, I completed both a Master’s degree in Glaciology with a thesis topic titled, “The effect of debris on seasonal ice melt on Ponkar Glacier, Nepal” and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a thesis focused on the hydro-chemistry of meltwater from the glaciers.