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Curriculum Vitae (CV): Keshav Prasad SHARMA

Date of Birth: 3 July 1954; Gender: Male; Nationality: Nepalese

Address: 224 Rudra Marga, Ratopul, Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel No.: +977-1-4428050; Mobile No.: +977-9802011786

E-mail: Marital Status: Married


Utilization of skills and knowledge gained during the last three decades in the field of hydrology, hydrometry, meteorology, climate change, hydrological disasters and water resources.


Education and training in hydrology, meteorology, river sedimentation, mathematical modeling, statistics, and computer applications. Twenty-five years’ experience in hydrological database management, hydrological modeling, hydrological investigations, hydro-meteorological forecasting, hydrometry, water resources assessment, GIS, and technical writing. Research experience in climatic changes and its impacts. Experience in project management including monitoring and evaluation.


Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (1993-1997). University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA (research on climatic trends and climate change impacts on hydrology in the Himalayan region, courses in hydrology, GIS and advanced modeling techniques)

M. Tech. in Hydrology (1980-1982). University of Roorkee (renamed as Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2001), India (specialization in surface water hydrology and watershed management)

Degree in Science - Atmospheric Physics (1976-1979). Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (specialization in meteorology)

Diploma in Science (1973 - 1975). Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (meteorology major, physics and math)




Member, Executive Committee, I IIT Roorkee Thomason Alumni Association: Nepal (ITRAAN).

Chairperson of the Scientific Committee, “International Conference on Climate Change, Water Resources and Disasters in Mountainous Regions: Building Resilience to Changing Climate.” 26-29 November, 2013, Kathmandu.

Permanent Representative of Nepal with WMO (21 June 2011 – 2 July 2012).

Board Member: Finnish Nepalese Project for Improved capability of the Governments of Nepal to respond to the increased risks related to the weather-related natural disasters caused by climate change (16 May 2011 – 2 July 2012).

Member: Commission for Hydrology, WMO (1987-2011).

Team-member of the DHM/Himalayan Climate Centre for a START/UNITAR ACCCA project, “Application of community based adaptation measures to Weather and Climate related Disasters (WCDs) in Western Nepal” 2008-2009.

Member Secretary: International Hydrology Program (IHP-Nepal) of UNESCO, 2005-2008.

Vice President: Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists- SOHAM (2005-2008).

General Secretary, IAHS-PUB, 2005.

Member of the National Study Team of the DHM executed study "Initial National Communication to the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change", 19 Sept 2001 - 2004

Life Member: Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists (SOHAM-Nepal: LM-235); Admission date 28 June 2004.

Life Member: IIT Roorkee Thomason Alumni Association: Nepal Chapter (ITRAAN: LM-80); Admission date 13 May 2004.

Executive Committee Member IITRAAN; 2012 to Till Date

Co-Leader of the Nepal-India Joint Task Force of "Nepal-India Flood Forecasting Master Plan", 2003.

Registered Engineer: Nepal Engineering Council (Regd. No. 362 (Civil) “A Category”; Admission date 7 Sep 2000.

Life Member: Indian Association of Hydrologists (LM-641); Admission year 1990.


Speaking Reading Writing

Nepali (Native) Excellent Excellent Excellent

English Excellent Excellent Excellent

Hindi Good Good Good

Urdu Fair Nil Nil

Maithili Fair Fair Fair

French Basic Basic Basic


Administrative and financial management of government organizations, technical knowledge of PC-based, UNIX-based, and Linux-based computers; in-depth knowledge of DOS and Windows; programming skills in FORTRAN and BASIC; database management, hydrological modeling; quick adaptation to software with proficiency in Microsoft Office, statistical packages, Quantum GIS (open source) and ArcGIS.


28 September 2014 to Till Date

Employer: Association for the Development of Environment and People in Transition


Positions Held: Technical Director

Assignment: Lead role in technical aspects of ongoing and proposed projects

Activities performed: Coordinated in preparing technical reports and in developing project proposals on different aspects of disaster management, vulnerability mapping, agriculture meteorology, hydrology, environment and climate change.

3 July 2012 to Till Date

Employer: Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Nepal Engineering College (NEC), Kathmandu.

Positions Held: Resource Person (Teaching Contracts).

Assignment: Teaching “Elective II, Climate Change Livelihood and Adaptation” offered in M.Sc. in Natural Resources Management Program and “IWM 752.3 Climate Change, Adaptation and Livelihood” for M.Sc. IWRM program.

Activities performed: Completion of teaching assignments.

Employer: Global Water Partnership (GWP-Nepal)/Jalsrot Vikas Sanstha (JVS), Kathmandu.

Positions Held : Resource Person (Part-time).

Assignment: Regular participation in GWP/JVS activities particularly in the area of climate change and water resources.

1 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2016 (part time)

Employer: Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists/Imperial College London.

Position Held: Investigator, Mountain Environmental Virtual Observation (EVO).

Assignment: Support research team in implementing case studies of the Upper

Mustang areas; a project on “Adaptive Governance of Mountain Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) Enabled by Environmental Virtual Observatories (Mountain EVO-Nepal).”

30 June 2013 to 29 Sept 2013

Employer: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Kathmandu.

Positions Held: Project Technical Coordinator.

Assignment: Supervision, monitoring and mobilizing the Project Management Unit of the World Bank Administered DHM project, “Building Resilience to Climate-Related Hazards”, a Component of the Pilot Program on Climate Resilience (PPCR).

Activities performed: Coordinated the initial activities of the project implementation including: reporting technical, financial and administrative activities; developing inventories and contributing in the planning and implementation of annual programs. Developed ToR for key consultants, developed objective evaluation criteria for piloting two river basins in Nepal, contributed in finalizing annual programs, prepared project brochure in English Nepali languages, contributed in reports submitted to the World Bank, developed GIS-based station and equipment inventories, prepared workshop materials and contributed in organizing a workshop on activities implementation and developing System Integrator selection criteria. (Overall budget of the PPCR project, ~US$25M).

21 June 2011 to 2 July 2012

Employer: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Kathmandu.

Positions Held: Director General.

Assignment: Technical, administrative and financial management of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Overall management of different projects implemented under the department.

Activities performed: Successfully implemented DHM projects on hydrology, meteorology, weather forecasting, and flood forecasting. Successfully executed and initiated projects with international collaboration include:

  • WMO/ICIMOD HKH-HYCOS scheme, a Finland supported project for regional (among co-riparian countries in the Ganga-Brhmaputra-Indus basin) sharing of flood information (~US$104000).

  • Finnish Nepalese Project (FINEP) for Improved capability of the Governments of Nepal to respond to the increased risks related to the weather-related natural disasters caused by climate change (~US$500,000);

  • ADB supported Asian Disaster Prevention Center (ADPC) executed project on the development of climate data portal including climate projection; and

  • ‘Application of Hydro-Meteorological data for Innovative community-based agricultural development initiatives for increasing climatic resilience of rural poor (2011-2013)’ in collaboration with CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

  • ‘Environmental and Social Management Framework’ for the Implementation PPCR with guidance from the World bank;

28 June 2006 – 20 June 2011

Employer: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Kathmandu.

Position held: Deputy Director General (Hydrology).

Assignment: Technical, administrative and financial management of the Hydrology Division under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

Activities performed: Developed and implemented plans, programs, and projects related to hydrology and water resources assessment activities in Nepal. Successfully implemented DHM projects on hydrology and flood forecasting. Extended real time data acquisition system in Nepal to about 70 stations with online access. Some projects implemented with international collaboration include:

  • UNEP-ICIMOD Nepal-China-India ‘Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation Initiative (KSLCI)’ and finalized the Feasibility Assessment Report (ICIMOD, July 2011);

  • Worked with GIZ to obtain additional support in the modernization of three hydrological and nine meteorological stations in the far western areas of Nepal considered for climate change studies under KSLCI (~US$300,000);

  • DHM/DANIDA/RIMES (2009-2012) ‘Support to strengthening national capacity for flood risk reduction and adaptation to climate change project’ in the Bagmati River basin (~US$ 0.5M) and

  • Development of real-time hydrological network in the Rapti and Babai basins (2009-2012) as a part of World Bank supported IWRM project (~US $0.6M).

13 Jan 1990 – 27 June 2006

Employer: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

Position held: Senior Divisional Hydrologist.

Assignment: 1) In Charge, Flood Forecasting Section (1999-2006)

2) In Charge, Training Section (1990 to 1999).

Activities Performed as an In Charge of Flood Forecasting Section: Successfully implemented flood forecasting-related activities planned by DHM. Some noteworthy achievements can be summarized as:

  • Successful experiments with wired and wireless technologies for real time data acquisition from remote locations. The experiment conducted at Narayanghat was extended to different locations in the Narayani basin. The success story has been replicated to cover all the major basins in Nepal with necessary upgrading.

  • Developed collaboration with India and Bangladesh in sharing hydro-meteorological data and information (Annual recurrent project with budget ranging from about US$75,000 to 125,000).

  • Led a team to develop Nepal-India Comprehensive Flood Forecasting Master Plan (DHM, 2004);

  • Contributed as a team member for the implementation of ‘Application of community based adaptation measures to Weather and Climate related Disasters (WCDs) in Western Nepal’, a project implemented in the Syangja District in 2008-2009 in collaboration with START/UNITAR ACCCA, the Himalayan Climate Center and DHM (~US$ 70,000).

  • Calibrated and validated different hydrological models for flow forecasting including: HFAM model, TOP model, Tank model, Xinjiang model and ADM model.

  • Revised historical hydrological data (1962-1994) and used the data for developing regional hydrology of Nepal (extremes and normals) bringing out a publication, ‘Hydrological estimation in Nepal.’

Activities Performed as an In Charge of Training Section: Major achievement was the establishment of a training section for regular organization of training programs. Major achievements are:

  • Organization of orientation training for new staff;

  • Organization of training for gauge readers and observers at different regional and field offices (Nepalgunj, Dharan, Jumla, Karnali Chisapani);

  • Developed training manuals and

  • Contributed in the process of establishing the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology separated from the Department of Irrigation, Hydrology and Meteorology with basin concept.

6 Oct 1983 - 12 Jan 1990

Employer: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

Position held: Hydrologist.

Assignment: Hydrological database management.

Activities Performed: Major activities performed include:

  • Manually processed and published hydrological data recorded in 1976;

  • Conducted hydrological and channel surveys at different stations for developing station inventories;

  • Worked with WMO consultant to develop software for nationwide processing and publication of hydrological data in Nepal, which is still been used with upgrading in widows-based system;

  • Introduced computerized database system and reprocessed all the historical data bringing out a publication ‘Streamflow Summaries 1962-1985”;

  • Used the published data to develop regional hydrology of Nepal bringing out a joint DHM/WECS publication published by the Water and Energy Commission Secretariat and

  • Managed Hydrological Database with improved data dissemination system.

13 Jun 1980 – 5 Oct 1983

Employer: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

Position held: Meteorologist.

Assignment: Weather forecasting.

Activities Performed: Major activities included:

  • Operational weather forecasting for general public, aviation and mountaineering and

  • Provided weather briefing to pilots.

19 Sept 1976 - 12 June 1980

Employer: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

Position held: Meteorological Assistant.

Assignment: Meteorological observations.

Activities Performed: Major activities performed are:

  • Recorded and transmitted (through SSB wireless set) meteorological observations at Kathmandu Airport, Okhaldhunga and Dhankuta;

  • Plotted synoptic observations and analyzed weather charts;

  • Extracted automatically recorded charts for climatological summary;

  • Prepared climatological summaries;

  • Prepared METAR, TAF and SPECI for aviation purpose and

  • Operated pilot balloon-based upper air sounding and radiosonde for upper air temperature, humidity, wind and pressure recording.

Scholastic Honors and Awards

University of Roorkee: Master-level studies with scholarship under the Colombo Plan. Recognized for high percentage with Honours.

University of New Hampshire: NASA Earth Sciences Fellowship for the PhD program.

Awarded ‘Mahendra Vidya Bhusan Ka’ by His Majesty’s the King of Nepal.

Zayed Prize Diploma (IInd) Prize awarded to the Authors of the "Millennium Ecosystem Assessment" for Scientific and Technological Achievement in Environment.


Advancement of hydrology and meteorology in Nepal with improved data quality and reliable hydro-meteorological services based on user needs. Research on technologies for the understanding of meteorological processes at regional scales and hydrological processes at basin scales for sustainable water resources development, disaster mitigation and environmental management.


  1. Dingman, S. L., & Sharma, K.P. 1997. Statistical development and validation of discharge equations for natural channels. Journal of Hydrology, 199, 13-35.

  2. Kharbuja, R.G & Sharma, K.P. 2008. Impacts of climatic changes on hydrology of the Narayani Basin: distributed TOP model-based assessment. Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology, 5(1),1-14.

  3. Sharma, K.P., Adhikari, N. R., Ghimire, P. K., & Chapagain, P. S. 2003. GIS-based flood risk zoning of the Khando river basin in the Terai region of East Nepal. Himalayan Journal of Sciences, 1(2), 103-106

  4. Sharma, K.P., 2012. Hydrology of South Asia from the perspective of global environmental changes. Hydro Nepal. Special issue on Proceedings of National Conference on Water, Food Security and Climate Change in Nepal, 7-11.
  5. Sharma, K.P. & Kharbuja, R.G. 2007. Simplified method of sediment monitoring and estimation: A case study of the Narayani River. Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology, 4(1), 26-32.

  6. Sharma, K.P., Moore III,B, & Vorosmarty, C. J. 2000. Anthropogenic, climatic, and hydrologic trends in the Kosi basin, Himalaya. Climatic Change, 47, 141-165.

  7. Sharma, K.P., Vorosmarty, C. J., & Moore, B. 2000. Sensitivity of the Himalayan hydrology to land-use and climatic changes. Climatic Change, 47, 117-139.

  8. Buytaert, W., Zulkafli, Z, Grainger, S, Acosta, L, Alemie, T.C., Bastiaensen, J., DeBièvre, B., Bhusal, J., Clark, J, Dewulf. A., Foggin, M., Hannah, D.M., Hergarten, C., Isaeva, A, Karpouzoglou, T., Pandeya, B., Paudel, D., Sharma, K., Steenhuis, T., Tilahun, S., GertVanHecken, G., & Zhumanova, M. 2014. Citizen science in hydrology and Water resources: opportunities for knowledge generation, ecosystem service management,and sustainable development. Frontiers in Earth Science, 2(26), 1-21.

  9. Vorosmarty, C. J., Meybeck, M., Fekete, B., Sharma, K.P., Green, P., & Syvitski, J. P. M. 2003. Anthropogenic sediment retention: Major global impact from registered river impoundments. Global and Planetary Change, 39(1-2), 169-190.

  10. Vorosmarty, C. J., Sharma, K.P., Fekete, B. M., Copeland, A. H., Holden, J., Marble, J., & Lough, J. A. 1997. The storage and aging of continental runoff in large reservoir systems of the world. Ambio, 26, 210-219.


  1. Judge, D. G., Sharma, K.P., Shankar, K., Mandeville, N., McClennan, B. I., Shrestha, H. M., & Tuladhar, D. 1990. Methodologies for estimating hydrologic characteristics of ungauged locations in Nepal. Kathmandu: Water and Energy Commission Secretariat and Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

  2. Mutschler, R., Shrestha P.K., & Sharma, K.P. (Eds.), 2007. Proceeding of International Symposium on Community-led Management of River Environment. Kathmandu: Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA Nepal).

  3. Sharma, K.P. 2010. Climate change trends and instances of socio-economic effects in Nepal. Kathmandu: Jalsrot Vikas Sanstha (JVS), Nepal/Nepal Water partnership.

  4. Sharma, K.P. & Adhikari, N. R. 2004. Hydrological estimations in Nepal. Kathmandu: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

  5. Sharma K.P. & R.N. Jha (Eds.) 2006. Proceedings of the Workshop on Flood Forecasting Management in Mountainous Areas. Kathmandu: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.


  1. Sharma, K.P. 2014. Spatial and temporal pattern of climatic parameters in Nepal. Kathmandu: Central Department of Environment Science, Tribhuvan University.
  2. Bania, R. & Sharma, K.P. 2008. Environmental impact of river shifting and soil erosion: a case study on upper Manahara River from Jadibuti to Karkigaun. In H.K. Shrestha, R. Yatabe & N.P. Bhandary (Eds.), International Conference on Disasters and Development: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice (PP 155-161). Kathmandu: Nepal Engineering College.

  3. Bania, R. & Sharma, K.P. 2008. Evaporative climate change in Nepal. In N. Islam, S. Das, A.Q. Khan, B.R.S.B Basnayake (Eds.), Proceedings of SAARC Workshop on variability of Southwest Monsoon and its Hydrological and Preparedness Aspects over the SAARC Region (PP 46-58). Dhaka: SAARC Meteorological Research Centre (SMRC).

  4. Baniya, R. & Sharma, K.P. 2009. Annual patterns of evaporative climate change in Nepal. Infrastuctural Development, 2(2). pp 66-69.

  5. Kharbuja, R.G. & Sharma, K.P. June 2006. Flow forecasting in a mountainous watershed using an artificial neural network model. In K.P. Sharma & R.N. Jha (Eds.), Workshop on Flood Forecasting Management in Mountainous Areas (pp. 12-22). Kathmandu: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

  6. Shakya, B., Sharma, K.P., Shakya, A., Shrestha, N., & Tibrewala, 2007. A. Rain, river and groundwater quality in the Kathmandu Valley. In R. Mutschler, P.K. Shrestha & K.P. Sharma (Eds.), International Symposium on Community-led Management of River Environment (pp. 194-203). Kathmandu: Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA Nepal).

  7. Sharma, K.P. 1979. Onset of summer monsoon in Nepal. Degree Thesis, Tribhuvan University. Kathmandu.
  8. Sharma, K.P., & Mathur, B. S. 1982. Comparative intensity-duration studies of severe rainstorms in mountainous and plain areas of western Utter Pradesh. International Symposium on Hydrological Aspects of Mountainous Watersheds (pp. I66-I69). Roorkee, India: Manglik Prakashan.

  9. Sharma, K.P. 1982. A study of severe rainstorms over northwest Utter Pradesh. M.E. Dissertation, University of Roorkee. Roorkee.

  10. Sharma, K.P. 1987, December 6. Tackling natural disasters: Common front necessary. The Rising Nepal, pp. 4.

  11. Sharma, K.P. 1988 August 11. Mitigating flood disasters: Non-structural approach. The Rising Nepal, pp. 4.

  12. Sharma, K.P., & Pokhrel, A. P. 1989 November. Erosion and sedimentation problems of Nepal. First colloquium - Regional Training Program on Erosion and Sedimentation for Asia. Beijing: International Research and Training Centre on Erosion and Sedimentation.

  13. Sharma, K.P. 1991 November. Assessment of hydrometeorological network of Nepal. International Workshop on Network Design Practices. Koblenz, Germany: World Meteorological Organization, WMO/TD - No. 671.

  14. Sharma, K.P., & Kansakar, S. R. 1991 September. On failure of river training works with reference to Arniko highway. International Symposium on Special Problems Alluvial Rivers including those of International Rivers (pp. 75-85). Seoul, Korea: Korea Institute of Construction Technology.

  15. Sharma, K.P., & Kansakar, S. R. 1992 April. Suspended sediment yield estimation model for Nepalese watersheds. Regional Seminar on Mathematical Modeling of Alluvial Rivers (pp. 16-21). Kathmandu: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.
  16. Sharma, K.P. 1993 March. Hydrological and meteorological services to mitigate natural disasters in Nepal. Information Exchange in the Field of Disaster Prevention/Preparedness (pp. 80-84). Kathmandu: Disaster Prevention Technical Centre.

  17. Sharma, K.P. 1993 November. Role of meltwater in major river systems in Nepal. International Symposium on Snow and Glacier Hydrology (pp. 113-122). Kathmandu: IAHS Publication No. 218.

  18. Sharma, K.P. 1997. Impact of land-use and climatic changes on hydrology of the Himalayan basin: A case study of the Kosi basin. Doctoral Dissertation, University of New Hampshire, Durham.

  19. Sharma, K.P. 1998 November. Some aspects of real-time data in mitigating hydrological disasters in a Himalayan catchment. International Seminar on Water Induced Disaster. Kathmandu: Disaster Prevention Technical Centre.

  20. Sharma, K.P. 1998 November. Modeling the impact of land-use and climatic changes on sediment flux in a Himalayan basin. International Workshop on Aspects and Impacts of a Changing Sediment Regime (pp. 77-83). Bangkok: IHP/OHP Sekretariat, Koblenz, Germany.

  21. Sharma, K.P. 1999 April. Regional sediment delivery pattern of the South Asian river basins to the coastal areas. In J. Ratnasiri (Ed.), Regional Workshop on Estuarine Modelling and Coastal Zone Management (pp. 111-117). Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lankan National Committee of IGBP.

  22. Sharma, K.P. 2001 July. Impacts of climatic change on Himalayan water resources. Poster Presentation. Amsterdam: CONGREX HOLLAND BV, 209.

  23. शर्मा, के. प्र., २००१. जलस्रोत विकासका लागि सूचना संग्रह। मासिक जीवन, २(८) २०५८ भाद्र
  24. Sharma, K.P. 2001 October. Global change impact on sediment flux in a Himalayan basin. In K. L. Shrestha (Ed.), Scoping Workshop on Global Change and Himalayan Mountains (pp. 109-116). Kathmandu: Institute for Development and Innovation.

  25. Sharma, K.P., N.R. Adhikari, and R.G. Karbuja, 2002. Vulnerability and Adaptation of Water Resources to Climate Changes in Nepal. Interim Report prepared for the UNFCCC Initial National Communication. Kathmandu: Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Tribhuvan University.

  26. Sharma, K.P. 2002 December. A study of sediment fluxes to coastal zone in South Asia and their relationship to human activities. In J. Ratnasiri (Ed.), Workshop on Assessment of Material Fluxes to the Coastal Zone in South Asia and their Impacts (pp. 47-58). Negombo: Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka National Committee of IGBP.

  27. Sharma, K.P. 2003. Disaster prevention, flood forecasting, and sustainable development. In R. K. Regmee (Ed.), Sustainability: The Lasting Fuel (pp. 122-124). Kathmandu: Forum for Sustainable Development.

  28. Sharma, K.P. 2003 July. Extreme precipitation events in the central Himalayas. In S. Herath, & R. Shaw (Ed.), Regional Workshop on Ensuring Flood Security for Sustainable Urbanization: Catastrophic flood risk assessment in the Asia-Pacific region (pp. 31-35), Bangkok. Tokyo: United Nations University.

  29. Sharma, K.P., Sahu, S.K., Basnyat, R.B. Adikary, N.R., Singh, V.B. Singh S. & Singh, N. 2003 April. Flood Forecasting Master Plan. Kathmandu: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology/New Delhi: Central Water Commission.

  30. Sharma, K.P. 2003 October. Signatures of global changes observed in climatic and hydrologic variables in the Himalayas. Poster Presentation. Portsmouth, NH, USA: Complex Systems Research Center.
  31. Sharma, K.P. 2004. Existing treaties, agreements, and arrangements in flood data sharing. Nepal national consultation for the establishment of a regional flood information system in the HKH region (pp. 5). Kathmandu: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.

  32. Sharma, K.P. 2004. Impacts of climate change on water resources of South Asia. Workshop on Adaptation to climate change in mountain ecosystems: bridging research and policy (3-4 March 2004) (pp. 3:1-19). Kathmandu: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.

  33. Sharma, K.P., & Maskey, S. 2004. Monitoring sediment transport - gaps in information. Sri Lanka National Committee of IGBP.

  34. Sharma, K.P. 2004. Report on literature survey on sedimentation in South Asia. Sri Lanka National Committee of IGBP.

  35. Sharma, K.P. & a team of 18 experts. 2004. Initial National Communication to the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Kathmandu: Ministry of Environment and Population.

  36. Sharma, K.P., & Kharbuja, R. G. 2004 March. A simplified procedure for sediment monitoring: Reducing gaps in sediment information. Poster Presentation. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka National Committee of IGBP, 128.

  37. Sharma, K.P. 2004 November. Prediction of extreme flows at ungauged locations in a mountainous basin of the monsoon region. In S. Herath, A. Pathirana, & S. B. Weerakoon (Ed.), International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Changing Environment of the Monsoon Region (pp. 440-448). Colombo: Sri Lanka: National Water Resources Secretariat.
  38. Sharma, K.P., Anis, R., Safiq, S., & Nadim, I. 2005 March. Impacts of global warming on Siran river. In I. Ahmed, S. Jehangir, & F. Saeed (Ed.), South Asia Regional Training Workshop on Watershed Modeling (pp. 551-559). Islamabad: Global Change Impact Studies Centre.

  39. Sharma, K.P. 2005 March. Water resources of Nepal and modeling experience. In I. Ahmed, S. Jehangir, & F. Saeed (Ed.), South Asia Regional Training Workshop on Watershed Modeling (pp. 31-60). Islamabad: Global Change Impact Studies Centre.

  40. Sharma, K.P. 2005 June. Impact of human activities on region-wise and ocean-ward flux of sediment in South Asia. LOICZ II Inaugural Open Science Meeting: Coast and Coastal People - Scenarios of Change and Responses (pp. 132-133). Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands: LOICZ.

  41. Sharma, K.P. 2006 June. Aerological alterations over Nepal during the onset of monsoon. In K.P. Sharma & R.N. Jha (Ed.), Workshop on Flood Forecasting Management in Mountainous Areas (pp. 12-22). Kathmandu: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

  42. Sharma, K.P. 2006 June. Characteristics of selected severe rainstorms in the central Himalayas. In K.P. Sharma & R.N. Jha (Ed.), Workshop on Flood Forecasting Management in Mountainous Areas (pp. 23-26). Kathmandu: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

  43. Sharma, K.P. 2006 November. Hydrologic extremities of Southwest Nepal in 2006. In International Symposium on Geo-Disasters, Infrastructure Management and Protection of World Heritage Sites (pp. 224-230). Bhaktapur: Nepal Engineering College.

  44. Sharma, K.P. & Paudel, D, 2008. April. Information for disaster management in Nepal: a review of precipitation and stream gauging network. In International Seminar on Management and Mitigation of Water Induced Disasters (pp 76-86). Kathmandu: Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention.
  45. Sharma, K.P. & Basnyat, R.B. 2005. Telemetry and telecommunication for flood forecasting in Nepal. Report submitted to International Centre for Mountain Development. Kathmandu: ICIMOD.

  46. शर्मा, के. प्र., २०१०. संघीय नेपालको आधार: जलाधार, जलवायु र जलवायु पारिवर्तन व्यवस्थापन। हाम्रो सम्पदा २०६६।

  47. शर्मा, के. प्र., २००९. नेपालको परिपेक्षमा जल तथा मौसम विज्ञानको इतिहास। नेपालमा इन्जिनियरिङ तथा इन्जिनियर विशेषाङ्क, गुरुप्रसाद पोखरेल र चन्द्रमणि प्रसाईँ (सम्पादक)। गोरखा सन्देश साप्ताहिक १९ (१) २०६६।

  48. शर्मा, के. प्र., २००९. जलवायु, जलस्रोत र जलवायु परिवर्तन । हाम्रो सम्पदा ८(११), २०६५ चैत्र।

  49. शर्मा, के. प्र., २००८. नेपालको जलस्रोतमा वातावरण परिवर्तनको दवाव। हाम्रो सम्पदा ८(१), २०६५ जेष्ठ।

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Theses Supervision/Guidance
  1. Environmental flow requirements of schizothorax species: a habitat rating approach in Budhigandaki River: M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Mr Hari Shankar Jha, Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. 2014.

  2. Adaptation approach to cope with impacts of climate change on water supply: a case study in Lamjung district: M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Ms Kamana KC, Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. 2014.

  3. Web-based spatial data management: case study on hydro-meteorological information system: Master of Computer Application Dissertation, Ms Kalandika Sharma, Kantipur City College, Purbanchal University, Kathmandu. 2008.

  4. Community vulnerabilities and coping mechanism in the Khudi watershed: M.Sc. (Environment) Thesis, Mr Aseem Raj Sharma, Tribhuvan University, 2007.

  5. Implementation of E-Governance in Nepal: Master of Computer Application Dissertation, Mr Kshitish Bhattarai, Kantipur City College, Purbanchal University. 2006

  6. Flood hazard estimation and mapping of Bagmati River Basin within Kathmandu Valley using GIS and Remote Sensing: M.Sc. (Environment) Thesis, Mr Susheel Dangol, Khwopa College, Tribhuvan University. 2006.

  7. Impact of climate change on hydrological cycle: M.Sc. (Environment) Thesis, Mr Resham Bania, Khwopa College, Tribhuvan University. 2006.

Countries visited and travelled: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea (PR), Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, The Philippines, The United Kingdom, The United States, .Uganda, Uzbekistan and Vietnam..

Travelled districts in Nepal: Achham, Baglung, Bajhang, Banke, Bara, Bardiaya, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Dailekh, Dandeldhura, Dang, Darchula, Dhading, Dhankuta, Dhanusa, Dolakha, Doti, Gorkha, Humla,Ilam, Jhapa,Jumla,Kailali, Kalikot, Kanchanpur, Kapilbastu, Kaski, Kavre, Khotang, Lalitpur, Lamjung, Mahottari, Makawanpur, Morang, Mugu, Baitadi, Mustang, Myagdi, Nawalparsi, Nuwakot, Okhaldhunga, Palpa, Panchthar, Parbat, Parsa, Ramechhap, Rasuwa, Rautahat, Rupandehi, Sankhuwasabha, Saptari, Sarlahi, Sindhuli, Sindhupalanchok, Siraha, Solukhumbu, Sunsari, Surkhet, Syangja, Tanahu, Tehrathum and Udaypur.

Consultancy Services

9 November 2014 to 15 December 2014. Team Leader (Program Expert). Final evaluation of Enhancing the Health Sector Crisis Preparedness in the Event of a Intensity earthquake in Kathmandu Valley” supported by Handicap International Federation. Social Welfare Council.

18 September 2014 to 15 November 2014, Consultant. Preparation of Country Brief by Collecting National Statistics/Data on Investments in the Water Sector. Global Water Partnership (GWP—Nepal)/Jalsrot Vikas Sanstha (JVS).

20 October 2014 to 31 December 2014. Hydrologist. Assessment of climate change and hydrometeorology for the project, “Preparation of climate vulnerability and gap assessment report on flood and drought for lower part of Rapti River in Banke District.” Global Water Partnership (GWP-Nepal)/Jalsrot Vikas Sanstha (JVS).

1 July 2014 to 15 July 2014. Consultant. Assessment of the project “Enhancing Community Resilience to Water-Induced Hazards among Vulnerable Communities in the Koshi River Basin of Nepal. Lutheran World Federation Nepal

27 May 2014 to 16 June 2014. Consultant. Service agreement to lead the thematic area of hydrology under a project, “Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis of Nepal’s Churia Region to Support Implement the Strategic Plan.” Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University.

25 May to 29 May 2014, Subject Expert. Review “Study of Impacts of Climate Change in Water Induced Disasters in River Basins and their Management”; Water and Energy Commission Secretariat.

18 March 2014 to 17 April 2014. Team Leader. Project Evaluation Team, Final evaluation of the project, “Building Disaster Resilient Community (BDRC)’ implemented in Pokhara Municipality. Social Welfare Council.

11 April 2013 to 10 April 2014. Senior Hydrologist. Hydrological investigation of the proposed Rasuwa Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project; Langtang Bhotekoshi Hydropower Company (LBHC).

17-25 March 2014. Senior Hydrologist. Reviewed hydrological investigations of the Upper Khimti I (12 MW) and Upper Khimti II Draft Feasibility Study Report. Urja Bikas Company (P.) Ltd.

5-15 March 2014. Senior Hydrologist, Reviewed hydrological investigations of the Ankhu Khola Small Hydropower Project (35 MW). Feedback Nepal.

24-31 December, 2014. Short-term consultant. Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) – Nepal. (Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST), Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur)

10 April 2013-10 April 2014. Senior Hydrologist. Rasuwa Bhotekosi Hydropower Project under Langtang Bhotekosi Hydropower Company Pvt. Ltd

3 Feb 2013 – 31 December 2013. Consultant. Preparation of “An encyclopedia on Water in Nepal and beyond”; GWP-Nepal/JVS.

April-June 2012. Hydrologist. Kasuwa Hydropower Project under Clean Energy Development Bank Hydro Fund Limited.

March 2011-Feb 2012. Hydrologist. Bheri River 1, 2 & 3 Hydropower Projects, KSK Energy Venture Limited, Hyderabad, India/ Mutual Consultancy Pvt Ltd, Nepal.

Jan-Feb 2011. Hydrologist, Sanjen Hydroelectric Project under Sanjen Hydropower Company Limited.

Oct-Nov 2010. Hydrologist. Rasuwagadhi Hydroelectric Project under Chilime Hydropower Company Limited.

May-June 2010. Meteorologist. Trends of Climatic Changes and Need Assessment of Potential Impacts in Nepal under Nature’s Conservation (P.) Ltd.

Jan – March 2010. Hydrologist. Tamor Storage Project, Terhathum-Panchthar. JICA/Mutual Consultancy Pvt Ltd.

December 2009- December 2010. Hydrologist. Hydrological and Sedimentation Studies, Tila River Hydropower Project (480 MW); S.C. Power Company /Mutual Consultancy Pvt Ltd.

Nov-Dec 2009. Hydrologist. Upper Solu Hydroelectric Project under Upper Solu Hydroelectric Company.

May-Jul 2009. Hydrologist. Ghelamdi Hydropower Project under CEMAT Consultants (P) Ltd.

Nov 2009 – Jan 2010. Hydrologist. Dorje Hydropower Project under CEMAT Consultants (P) Ltd.

Jan 2008. Hydrologist. Investigation and design of bridges, for the Department of Local Infrastructure and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR), Government of Nepal under IDRS Consult (P.) Ltd., Nepal.

2007 Dec -2008 Jan . Hydrologist. Mailun Hydroelectric Project in Rasuwa District under CEMAT Consultants (P) Ltd.

May-August 2001. Hydrologist. Sunkosi Hydroelectric Project in Sindhupalchowk District of Nepal under SANIMA Hydropower (P.) Ltd., Nepal.

Nov 1999 – Apr 2000. Hydrologist, Piluwa Khola Hydroelectric Project in Sankhuwasabha District of Nepal under Arun Valley Hydropower Development Co. (P) Ltd., Nepal.

May-August 1999. Hydrologist. 1st Phase of Feasibility Study Work of Sharada – Babai Hydropower Project (51 MW) at Salyan District of Nepal under CEMAT Consultants (P) Ltd.

Aug 1998 – Jan 1999. Hydrologist, RMDP Project under CEMAT Consultants (P) Ltd jointly with SMEC (Australia).

Aug-Nov 1992. Hydrologist: Hydrological, meteorological and sediment studies at the inception stage for the Sapta Koshi High Dam Multipurpose Project under Water and Energy Commission Secretariat.

Apr-May 1992. Hydrologist. Melamchi Water Supply Project (UNDP/IBRD/ financed), SMEC/SCOTT & Furphy/CEMAT Consultants (P) Ltd.

Oct-Dec 1990. Hydrologist. Arniko Highway Rehabilitation Project under RFRP (IDA financed) for (ch. 67+000 km to 87+000 km) ITECO/ CEMAT Consultants (P) Ltd..

July-Sept 1990. Hydrologist. Groundwater Management Project in Kathmandu Valley. JICA.

Oct 1989 – April 1990 Hydrologist. Greater Kathmandu Drainage Master Plan Studies (IDA financed) for SMEC (Australia)/ CEMAT Consultants (P) Ltd.

List of Participated Trainings


Organizer, Location



Second regional training seminar on ice and snow hydrology

UNESCO/Department of Irrigation, Hydrology and Meteorology (DIHM), Kathmandu, Nepal

1-14 March 1983


Application of microcomputers to primary processing of hydrological data

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand

17-29 Oct 1983


Statistical analysis in hydrology

AIT/WMO/cdg/GFIH, Bangkok

19-24 Nov 1984


Application of computers to hydrological studies

UNESCO/Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune, India

7-25 Jan 1985


Application of computers in engineering

National Computer Centre, Kathmandu

21-26 April 1985


Regional seminar on seasonal hydrological forecasting

WMO/DIHM, Kathmandu, Nepal

29 Apr-10 May 1985


Training course in hydrological forecasting

WMO/NOAA/University of California, Davis and National Weather Service, Portland, Oregon

24 June-3 Oct 1985


Workshop on application of mathematical models in operational hydrology and water resources planning

WMO/Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, Bangdung, Indonesia

8-20 Dec 1986


Development administration and management

Nepal Administrative Staff College, Kathmandu, Nepal

30 Mar -13 May, 1988


Remote sensing & GIS applications to land-use planning

Nepal Remote Sensing Center, Kathmandu

15 Feb-5 Mar


Use of microcomputers in water resources development

Delft hydraulics/ UNESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand

13-24 Nov 1989


Modelling of hydrologic systems

UNESCO/National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India

29 Jan-9 Feb 1990


Introduction to database management


13-22 May 1998


Planning and management

Nepal Administrative Staff College, Kathmandu, Nepal

12 Feb-30 March, 1999


Performance management for managerial effectiveness

Nepal Administrative Staff College, Kathmandu, Nepal

14-16 July, 1999


Vulnerability and adaptation assessment

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

23-29 April 2002


Practical experience and improvements on mitigation measures and monitoring of EIA process for hydropower development

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation/USAID/Department of Electricity Development, Kathmandu, Nepal

10-17 May 2004


South Asia Regional Training Workshop on Watershed Modeling

Global Change Impact Studies Centre and Pakistan Meteorological Department, Islamabad, Pakistan

15-19 August 2005


Regional workshop on comprehensive climate change research results

Global Change Impact Studies Centre and Pakistan/Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Kathmandu, Nepal

19-23 June 2007

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