Kathmandu University News

Training on Glacio-hydrological Modeling

isms | 26 December, 2012 13:52

The Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC), Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE), School of Science, Kathmandu University (KU) has conducted a 5-days training on Glacio-hydrological Modeling under the Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Project entitled “Establishing a collaborative assessment of the impacts of climate change on the hydrological regime of the Langtang River Basin, central Nepal” funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the National Science Foundation (NAS), USA from 18 -23 December 2012. The total numbers of training participants were 28. They were from different academic and government institutions such as graduate students of DESE, KU, Central Dept. of Hydrology and Meteorology, Tribhuvan University (TU); Central Dept. of Environmental Science, TU; College of Applies Sciences-Nepal, GoldenGate International College; and staffs from the Dept. of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Government of Nepal. According to the Coordinator of HiCCDRC and Principal Investigator of the project, Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, the training program was a part of capacity building component of the project aiming to give theoretical as well as practical knowledge of glacio-hydrological modeling to young graduate students and researchers.

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