Kathmandu University News

Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) receives external grants/Opportunity for Environmental Biologist

isms | 26 March, 2018 15:46

DAI Global, LLC and Kathmandu University (KU) signs an agreement for a USAID supported grant of NPR 10,156,812.00 (US$99,831.05) payable according to the Schedule of Milestones as described in the project document prepared by Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) with the grant title "River health and biodiversity profiling in the Karnali and West Rapti watersheds: implications to basin planning and sustainable water resource management in the western Nepal". 
Dr. S. Sharma will led the project as Project Leader and Dr. R.D.T. Shah as Co-PI. AEC will soon announce positions for Researchers and Research Assistants. Any Nepali citizens from recognized institutions with a M.Sc./B.Sc. Biology/Environmental Science degree who are willing to build career in the field of use of biological indicators (invertebrates, macrophytes, and fishes) in assessing the aquatic ecosystem health may express their interests to join.
Application may be addressed to the Director, Aquatic Ecology Centre.
Application must reach us no later than 27 April 2018.

011-661443 (fax)
011-661399 (tel)

AEC organized Local Dissemination Workshop

isms | 26 March, 2018 15:33

Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) successfully completed 14 months longitudinal observational study for building climate resilient Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Jiri municipality, Dolakha.  Seasonal meteorological parameter, water quality and quantity monitoring along with WASH behavior to reduce health vulnerability was main activity of the study. In response to same, a debriefing workshop was organized at Jiri Technical School on 10th March 2018, among municipality and district level stakeholders and government officials. The study evidenced that the seasonal variation in meteorological parameters does influence drinking water dimensions and diarrhoeal diseases. Unimproved water supply system and lack of safety in those improved ones triggered for health vulnerability. Debriefing discussion concluded that Water Safety Plan (WSP) shall be optimum approach to build climate resilient WASH in resource constraint settings. Senior Division Engineer from Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS) further elaborated the need of WSP by protecting water supply from catchment to consumer. AEC soon plans to organize a national workshop for disseminating same findings and discuss it with national and local level stakeholders and officials for building climate resilient WASH in reducing health vulnerability.


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Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa published article in Renewable Energy Journal

isms | 26 March, 2018 15:29

Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, has recently published following Journal Article.

In Renewable Energy Journal (Impact Factor: 4.35)


Flow measurements around guide vanes of Francis turbine:

A PIV approach

Biraj Singh Thapa1, Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug2, Bhola Thapa1

1Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University, P.O. Box 6250, Dhulikhel, Nepal

2Dept. Energy & Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, 7491, Norway


Publication link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148118303537



World Water Day- 2018 held

isms | 26 March, 2018 09:46

World Water Day- 2018 Celebration

Inauguration of Rock Filter and Constructed Wetland

Innovative Water Center (IWC), Phnom Penh, Cambodia and School of Science, Kathmandu University jointly organized an one day event on 22nd March, 2018 at the Central Campus of Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre. The event was organized on the occasion of World Water Day 2018. The theme of the event this year was 'Nature for Water'. Major highlight of the celebration was Inauguration of Rock Filter and Constructed Wetland used for wastewater treatment. The pilot-scale treatment units were established as of the joint effort between IWC and School of Science to create a platform for aspiring researchers from Water and Wastewater sectors and representatives from different municipalities to share their ideas and information regarding their research activities and experiences.[Read More .....]
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