In order to address the issues of climate change in mountainous regions, an International Conference on Climate Change, Water Resources and Disasters in Mountainous Regions: Building Resilience to Changing Climate was convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, during 27-29 November 2013. RIMES’ Hydrology Team Leader, Dr. Dilip Kumar Gautam, presented a paper on “Comparison of rainfall-runoff models for predictions of inflow to Bhumibol Reservoir in Thailand” and chaired a technical session on “Watershed Management and Ecosystem Services”.
Dr. Dilip (center) during the conference
The conference, which gathered more than two hundred participants both national and international with more than 100 papers, aimed to invite scientists, engineers, planners, development workers as well as experts on related fields providing a platform for presenting their research outcomes, on observations, findings and innovative ideas. It was jointly organized by the Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists-Nepal (SOHAM-Nepal), Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Government of Nepal (GoN), and United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Hydrological Programme Nepal (UNESCO IHP-Nepal) in association with Department of Irrigation/Adaptation to Global Change in Agricultural Practices (DoI/AGloCAP), International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI).