Résumé

Education

  • PhD in geology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Department of Geodynamics and sedimentology, 2009
  • MSc in Geology, Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. 2001-2003.

Membership in Professional Associations

  • Editor, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 2016-2018.
  • Regular member of Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance, USA
  • Executive member of Nepal Tunneling Association
  • Editor, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 2012-2014.
  • Life member of Nepal Tunneling Association
  • Life member of Nepal Geological Society, LM 535
  • Member of American Geophysical Union, 2009.
  • Member of European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, 2009
  • Member of International Association of Sedimentologists, 2009.
  • Member of European Geosciences Union, 2008-2009.
  • Research associate of Himalayan Research and Conversation Nepal
  • Member of World Student Community for Sustainable Development
  • Young experts GO: UNFCCC, COP 15 (http//:global-observatory.org)

Training

  • Three days training on “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering with Emphasis on Ground Failure Risk and Mitigation” NSET, CalTech, USGS and ESS, Nov 29-Dec 2, 2016.
  • Two weeks training on “Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research”, Beijing Normal University, China, 25July-5 Aug. 2016.
  • Worked as a resource person on “Piloting Early Warning System (EWS) for Landslides in Far West of Nepal” Mercy Corps, Nepal, August 13-17, 2014.
  • Worked as a resource person on “Climate Change science: Mitigation and Adaptation” International Sustainability School, Handson, Nepal, June 15-26, 2014.
  • Training on “Site investigation, Design and construction of Hydro and Transport tunnels”, Nepal Tunneling Association/ITACET foundation, 19-20 December, 2013.
  • Training on “Training for Policy Makers on Climate Change Impact Adaptation”, Institute of Engineering and Center for Natural Resources and Development, 30thOct-1st Nov, 2013
  • Training on “Geotechnics Training/Seminar”, Institute of engineering, Tribhuvan University and Local Road Bridge Program (LRBP), Government of Nepal, Sept.24-Oct.4, 2013.
  • Training on “Geographic Information System (GIS)” Department of Road and Institute of engineering, Tribhuvan University, 5-9 June, 2013.
  • Short course on “Soil and Rock Mechanics in Engineering”, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, January-March, 2013.
  • Training on “Risk Management during Design and Construction”, Nepal Tunneling Association/ ITACET foundation, 11-12 December, 2012.
  • Post-graduate Course on “Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management in Mountains” University of Torino, Faculty of Agriculture, Torino, Italy, July 2011.
  • “Development of curricula on environmental engineering in Nepal and cross-linking of distance learning DAAD project by Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus association with Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Nov. 15-23, 2011.
  • “Engineering Geology for Underground Excavations” by Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland and Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus, Tribhuvan University, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2011.
  • “Multi-Interdisciplinary Subsurface integration in Exploration and Production. From plates to pores” by ExxonMobil International Limited in SEG/EAGE/ExxonMobil- Student Education Program, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6-7 June, 2009.
  • “Alternative Technologies and Renewable Resources For a sustainable Development”, 25-28 February, 2009, Leibnitz, Austria.
  • “Community-based disaster risk Management” online course/training by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), 2008.
  • “Integrated Basin and Play Analysis” by ExxonMobil International Limited in European Geological Union Assembly, Austria, Vienna on 12-13 April, 2008.
  • “High precision chronostratigraphy by graphic correlation” by Precision stratigraphy associates in University of Vienna on 22- 23 May, 2007.
  • “Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts Applied to Integrated Basin Analysis” by ExxonMobil International Limited in European Geological Union Assembly, Austria, Vienna on 14-15 April, 2007.
  • Matlab and Mathmatica, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2007.
  • AUTOCAD, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2005.
  • Photogeology, Geoinformatics and Mapping Techniques by Department of Survey, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2002.

 Countries of work experience

Nepal, India, Austria

Language  

Language Speaking Reading Writing
Nepali Mother-Tongue
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Hindi Good Good Good
German Good Good Good

Employment Record:

Academic/Research:

Academic:

(From June 2015 to date) Deputy Director, Centre for Disaster Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Responsible for Training, research and development in different kinds of disaster in Nepal and aboard.

(From November 2011 to date) Assistant Professor of Engineering Geology, Department of Civil Engineering, Central Campus, Pulchowk Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Responsible for teaching engineering geology, landslide, supervise students in field as well as in lab to conduct research. Course coordinator of landslide for M.Sc. in Disaster Risk Management. Course coordinator of engineering geology for M.Sc. in Geo-technical Engineering

(From 2011 to 2014) Visiting Associate Professor of Engineering Geology, School of Engineering, Pokhara University, Pokhara, Responsible for teaching engineering geology and supervise students in field.

(From 2010 to 2013) Visiting Associate Professor of Environmental Geology, Goldengate International College, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, responsible for teaching environmental geology, supervise student in the field as well as in lab to conduct research.

(From January 2010 to November 2011) Assistant Lecturer of Geology, Department of Geology, Tri-chandra Campus, Tribhuvan University, responsible for teaching geology (structural, physical, engineering and environmental geology), supervise students in field to conduct research works.

Research:

 (From November 2016 to date) Team leader/Landslide expert, Pilot DRR initiatives for Landslide treatment and monitoring training in Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha districts of Nepal, Save the Children. The research is mainly focused on landslide monitoring and stabilization by using different local technology and materials and training for the local people.

 (From November 2016 to date) Co-investigator, “Dynamic Flood Topographies in the Terai, Nepal; community perception and resilience” in collaboration with University of Edinburgh and Practical Action. The research project focused on generation of high resolution of DEM in the Karnali River and long-term dynamic flood modeling for early warning system.

(From May 2015 to date) Co-investigator, “Perturbation of Earth Surface Systems by Earthquakes” in collaboration with Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany. The research is mainly focused  on the interaction between earthquake and hill slope movement in the Nepal Himalaya.

Professional Experience

(From March. 2016-June. 2016)  Geologist,  DNPWC, GoN/ Practical Solution Pvt. Ltd, Impacts of the earthquake 2072 on selected protected area (Langtang, Shivapuri, Sangarmatha, Makalubarun, Manaslu and Gauri Shankar Protected areas)  Nepal.

 (From Jan. 2016-May. 2016) Team Leader, Ministry of Land Reform and Management, Cube Info Company Pvt. Ltd. Present Land Use, Soil, Land Capability, Land Use Zoning, Cadastral Layer Superimpose and VDC profile, Sunsari district, Nepal.

(From Nov. 2015-Jan. 2015) Engineering geologist, MoFALD/Alpine consultancy Pvt. ltd., Pro-poor environmentally sustainable Green Recovery and Rehabilitation Plans in Kabhrepalanchowk and Myagdi districts, Nepal.

(From September 2015-Nov. 2015) Engineering geologist, CARITAS Switzerland/Sitara  Pvt. ltd., Detailed assessment, Master plans and technical documents for Schools in Sindhupalchowk district.

(From April 2015- till date) Engineering geologist, (http://bhukampa.net/), Detail assessment of earthquake triggered buildings in Nepal.

(From May 2015- July 2015) Engineering Geologist/landslide expert, Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance, USA/Institute of Engineering, Nepal; GFZ, Germany: Detail study of earthquake triggered landslides and liquefaction in the different part of Nepal.

(From Dec 2014 to March 2015)

Geologist, DFID/Evidence on demand, UK, Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC),

Nationwide Risk Assessment-Stocktaking and preparation Phase. Provided professional input on nationwide consultation and prepare methodology for risk assessment, Stocktaking of natural hazard and risk assessment.

(From Dec 2014 to March 2015) Team leader (Climate change and DRM expert), UNDP/Eco-Nepal, Climate Risks Assessment and Integrated Watershed Management Plan of Riu-Khola Sub-watershed, Maadi, Chitwan, Coordinate study team, communicate and collaborate with DDC and UNDP, Design methodology for the work and supervise field survey, compile and finalize the report and presentation

(From September 2014 to October 2014), Team Leader (Disaster Risk Management), Mission East, Quantitative and qualitative analysis impacts of landslide to local communities including infrastructure and recommend future course of action of disaster risk reduction, Kalikot District, Nepal. Identification of vulnerable community from the natural hazard with collection of socio-economic data such as loss of life, property, migration, impact on women etc.  Data analysis and production of analytical report on the socio-economic impacts of landslide and recommendation for future action on landslide monitoring.

(From Dec 2013 to March 2014) Team Leader (Flash flood expert), CFGORRP/UNDP/DHM/IoE, Nepal, Design and developlow cost and low tech Community Based Early Warning System (CBEWS) for Flash flood, Eastern Nepal. Identification of flood hazard and develop a physical prototype of low-cost, low-tech flash flood early warning system.

(From Jan 2014 to till date) Consultant Engineering Geologist,

  • Kathmandu-Hetauda road Tunnel Project, Megatech (P) Ltd
  • Melamchi Water supply project, Megatech (P) Ltd.
  • Upper Dordi Hydropower, Megatech (p) Ltd.

(From April. 2014 to May. 2014), Environmental Geologist, DDC, Morang/Alpine consultancy, Preparation of District environment policy, Morang, Nepal. Identification of physical features, geology and climate. Preparation of different environmental indicators map by using GIS and focus group discussion.

(From Nov. 2013 to Feb. 2014) Team Leader/Engineering Geologist, Western Region Forest Directorate/ Feed Nepal (P) Ltd, Development of Ecosystem Based Sediment control techniques and Design of Siltation Dam to Protect Phewa Lake, Pokhara. Responsible for preparation of landslide hazard map, debris flow and flood hazard map of the basin using remote sensing and GIS techniques, Preparation of Siltation dam to control the sediment, Propose the Integrated Watershed Management Plan.

(From Aug. 2013 to Feb. 2014) Team Leader/Climate Change expert, WWF/Alpine Consultancy, Understanding the links of climate change forest fire and species regeneration and resilience pattern in Sacred Himalayan Landscape, Responsible for study of land degradation due to forest fire, climate change and analysis of soil parameters with forest fire using field data, Remote sensing and GIS techniques.

(From Dec. 2012 to Feb. 2013) Team Leader/Hydrogeologist, IUCN, Nepal, Carry out Hydrology/Hydrogeology study in Bangsingh VDCs of Panchase Area/Ecosystem based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystem in Nepal. Responsible for preparation of hydrogeological map using GIS and prepared a management plan for sustainable water use.

(From May 2012-Aug. 2012) Environmental Geologist, Ministry of Environment, Government of Nepal, Preparation of the National Environmental policy and state of environment. Responsible for analysis of physical environment focused on policy and state of environment.

(From 2010 to date)Engineering Geologist in Hydropower, Provided professional (Engineering geologist/geologist) input in feasibility and detailed studies of several hydropower projects.Carried out field studies, prepared geological, engineering geological and hazard map in GIS and prepared report focused to geological hazards in and around the project area with potential impact to project structures. The studied hydropower projects are as follows:

  • Engineering Geological study of Naugarh Gad Hydropower Project (8.5 MW), Darchula district, Butwal Power Company (P) ltd, 2013.
  • Engineering Geological and ERT studies of Sunkoshi-Marin multi-diversion Project, Sindhuli, Nepal, Fullbright and Sitara JV Consultancy, Nepal, 2012.
  • Engineering Geological and ERT studies of SardiKhola Hydropower Project, Kaski, Nepal, ITECO Nepal, 2012.
  • Geological and Engineering geological study for bridge and access road of Likhu IV HEP, Ramechhap, Nepal, ADMcarto consult, Kathmandu, 2012.
  • Geological and Engineering Geological studies of Khani Khola-1 Hydropower Project, Dolakha, EnGen Consultancy (P) Ltd, Nepal, 2012.
  • Geological and Engineering Geological studies of Upper Aankhu Hydropower Project, Dhading, Nepal, PNet (P) Ltd. 2011.
  • Detailed Geology and geotechnical study of Bheri-Babai Diversion Project, Surkhet District, BPC-ERMC JV, 2010.

(From 2010 to date) Engineering geologist in EIA/IEE, Provided professional (Engineering geologist/geologist)input in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Initial Environmental Examination (IEE)of several projects. Carried out field studies, prepared geological, engineering geological and hazard map in GIS and prepared report focused to geological hazards in and around the project area with potential impact to project structures. The studied EIA and IEE projects are as follows:

  • Sustainable extraction of river bed material from Jhapa District, DDC Jhapa/Alpine, April 2014.
  • Puntura River Bridge, Dadeldhura district, LRBP/ITECO Swiss/Alpine Consultancy, 2013.
  • Chitre-Budiganga River Bridge, Achham district, LRBP/ITECO Swiss/Alpine Consultancy, 2013.
  • Sustainable extraction of boulders, gravels and sand from Sindhuli District, Nepal, Prakriti Consult (P) Ltd, 2013.
  • Patan Academy of Health Sciences and Expansion of Patan Hospital Complex, Kathamandu, Nepal, Alpine Consultancy, 2012.
  • Geo-environmental monitoring for construction material in Makawanpour, Kapilbastu and Rupendehi District, Nepal, FNCCI, 2011.

(From 2010 to date) Engineering geologist in Road/Landslide, Provided professional (Engineering geologist/geologist) input in the study of road and landslide of several projects. Carried out field studies, prepared geological, engineering geological and hazard map in GIS. Prepared report focused to geological hazards in and around the project area with potential impact to project structures and prepared landslide hazard map. The studied Road/Landslide projects are as follows:

  • Detailed Engineering Survey, DCP test, Design of Roads, concise IEE study and DPR Preparation of Patihalne-Rukumkot section of Mid Hill Highway, Nepal, Department of Road/Sitara consult (P) Ltd. 2015.
  • Economic Impact Assessment of Sindhupalchowk landslides in Nepal, Practical Action/Alpine Consultancy, Nov. 2014-Feb-2014.
  • Geo-technical study and Mitigating Measures Design of Landslides problems at Talcha Airport (Rara), Mugu District, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal/Slate Consultant (P) Ltd., 2014.
  • Detailed topographic survey, Geological mapping, stability analysis and recommending Mitigating Measures for Khare Khola Landslide, Full Bright Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd. Jan-Feb.2014.
  • Detailed Engineering Survey, DCP test, Design of Roads, concise IEE study and DPR Preparation of LamoSanghu Jiri Road, Nepal, Department of Road/Sitara consult (P) Ltd. 2013.
  • Study of Kharidhunga landslide, Dolakha, Nepal, DWIDP, 2013
  • Study of Darbung landslide, Gorkha, Nepal, DWIDP, 2013.
  • Study of Socio-economic Impact of Community Level Landslide Vulnerability in Doti District, Nepal, CARE Nepal, 2010.

 

Thesis supervision in M.Sc

Investigation of karst structure in the Kusma area of Parbat district using electrical resistivity tomography (ert), Krishna Subedi Department of Civil Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, 2016.

Effect of Urbanization on Urban Flooding: A case study of Tikapur Municipality, Hotrika Joshi, Department of Civil Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, 2016.

Hazard Mapping of the Sinkhole affected Armala Area, Pokhara, Nepal by Surveying geophysical and Geotechnical investigation, Praddep Pokharel, Department of Civil Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, 2016.

Use of GIS Technology For Landslide Hazard Mapping In Indrawati Basin, Sub-Basin Of Koshi Watershed, Nepal, Anup Dhakal, Department of Civil Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, 2014.

Flood vulnerability and capacity assessment of people of Holiya VDC in Bake district, Prakash Khadka, Department of Civil Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, 2013.

Publications

Book

  • Adhikari, B.R. and Devkota, S. , 2015, पारिस्थितिकीय प्रणालीमा  आधारित  फेवाताल संरक्षण गर्न  थिग्रेनी  नियन्त्रण  प्रबिधि  तथा थिग्रेनी बाधको  डीजायानको विकास, हर्पन खोला  जलाधार , कास्की, Government of Nepal/United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP), 64p (book in Nepali).
  • Adhikari, B.R., 2016, Land and Soil, Compendium of Environment Statistics, Central Bureau of Statistics, Government of Nepal, 176p.
  • Adhikari, B.R. and Suwal, M.K., 2013, Hydrogeological Study in BangsingDeurali VDC, Syangja, An Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystem in Nepal, IUCN, Nepal, 60p.
  • Yoshida, M., Upreti, B.N., Rai, S.M., Bhattarai, T.N., Ulak, P.D., Gajurel, A. P., Dahal, R. K., Dhakal, S., Koirala, M. P., Sharma, L. N. and Adhikari, B.R., 2011, Guidebook for Himalayan Trekkers (Series No. 2), Eco-trekking in the Everest Region, Eastern Nepal, Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Multiple campus, Tribhuvan University, 192p.
  • Adhikari, B.R., “River degradation: Issues and Challenges” by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, December 2011.

Articles

  • Adhikari, B. R., 2016, Gorkha Earthquake 2015: Cause and Effect, Techno-civil, vol 5, pp. 20-25.
  • Adhikari, B. R., 2013, Rock mass classification system and problems associated with their parameters in underground excavation system, Techno-civil, vol 4, pp. 51-55.
  • Adhikari, B. R., 2013, पोखरा उपत्यकाको भौगोलक उपती  बिकासक्रम, स्मारिका, Lions Club of Pokhara Chautari, pp. 51-53 (Article in Nepali).
  • Adhikari, B. R., 2012, बेगनास : भौगोलिक र भौगर्भिक परिचय, बेगनास पत्रिका, वर्ष  ७, अंक १, 30-32
  • Adhikari, B. R., 2011, पश्चिम  नेपाल स्थित थाकखोला –मुस्तांग उपत्यकाका तालीय अवयवहरुको विस्लेषण , हाम्रो  सम्पदा, वर्ष ११, अंक ६,    55-60 (Article in Nepali)
  • Adhikari, B. R., 2010, An introduction to Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL), GEOWORLD, pp 30-32.
  • Adhikari, B. R., 2000, Topography of the Ocean Floor, GEOWORLD, pp 88-89.

 Papers

2016

  • Bicker, J.D., Schwanghart, W., Adhikari, B.R., Moriguchi, S., Roeber, V. and Giri, S., 2016, Performance of models for flash flood warning and hazard assessment: the 2015 Kali Gandaki landslide breach in Nepal, Journal of Mountain Research and Development (accepted)
  • Gnyawali, K.R. and Adhikari, B.R., 2016, Spatial Relations of Earthquake Induced Landslides Triggered by 2015 Gorkha Earthquake Mw=7.8, Landslide research and risk reduction for advancing culture of living with natural hazards, World Landslide Forum (accepted)
  • Gnyawali, K.R., Maka, S., Adhikari, B.R., Chamlagain D., Duwal, S. and Dhungana A.R., 2016, Spatial Implication of Earthquake Induced Landslides Triggered by the April 25 Gorkha Earthquake Mw 7.8: Preliminary Analysis and Findings, Proceeding of International conference on Earthquake Engineering and Post Disaster Reconstruction Planning, pp. 50-58.

2015

  • Schwanghart, W., Bernhardt, A., Stolle, A., Hoelzmann, P., Adhikari, B. R., Andermann, C., Tofelde, S., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Fort, M., Korup, O., 2015, Repeated catastrophic valley infill following medieval earthquakes in the Nepal Himalaya. Science (2015). 10.1126/science.aac9865
  • Gotz, J.; Weidinger, J.T.; Kraxberger, S.; Hennecke, J.B.; Adhikari, B.R., 2015, Geomorphologic and Hydrologic characteristics of Populated Rockslide Deposits (Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu Himala, Nepal), Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 7, pp. 1038-1048.
  • Moss, R.E.S.; Thompson, E.M.; Kieffer, D.S.; Hashah, M.A.Y.; Acharya, I.; Adhikari, B., Asimaki, D.; Clahan, K.B.; Collins, B.D.; Dahal, S.; Jibson, R.W.; Khadka, D., MacDonal, A.; Madugo, C.L.M.; Mason, H.B.; Pehliyan, M.; Rayamajhi, D. and Uprety, S. 2015, Geotechnical Effects of the 2015 Magnitude 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake and Aftershocks, Seismological Research Letters, V. 86, no. 6, pp. 1514-1523

 2014

  • Emerman, S.H; Nelson, J.R; Carlson, K.; Anderson, T.R.; Sharma A.; Adhikari, B.R., 2014, The effect of surface lithology on arsenic and other heavy metals in surface water and groundwater in Mustang Valley, Nepal Himalaya, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 47, pp. 1-21.
  • Khadka, P and Adhikari, B. R. 2014, Flood vulnerability and capacity assessment of people of Holiya VDC in Banke district, Nepal, Proceedings of the International Symposium on ‘Geohazards: science, engineering and Management’ pp. 536-548.

 2013

  • Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2013, Microfacies analysis and paleoenvironmental significance of palustrine carbonates in the Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (Nepal Himalaya), Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, vol. 77, pp. 117-126.
  • Emerman, S.H., Stuart, K. L., Sapkota, A., Khatri, S., Adhikari, B. R. and Williams, J., Garcia, P. K. 2013,Support for the fluvial recharge model for arsenic contamination of groundwater in Pokhara Valley, Nepal Himalaya, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 46, pp.75-94.

 2012

  • Adhikari, B.R. and Paudyal, K.N, 2012, Neogene pollen assemblage from the Thakkhola-Mustang Graben, central Nepal Himalaya, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 29, pp. 53-58.

2011

  • Rai, S.M., Yoshida, M., Upreti, B.N., Bhattarai, T.N., Ulak, P.D., Gajurel, A. P., Dahal, R. K., Dhakal, S., Koirala,M. P., Sharma, L. N. and Adhikari, B.R., 2011, Field excursion guidebook series on geology, natural hazards and vegetation of the Nepal Himalaya, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 28, pp. 93-98.
  • Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2011,Facies analysis and basin architecture of the Neogene Thakkhola-Mustang Graben, central Nepal, Journal of Austrian Earth Sciences, vol. 104/1, pp. 66-80.
  • Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2011, Provenance evolution of collapse graben fill in the Himalaya – the Miocene to Quaternary Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (Nepal), Sedimentary geology, vol. 233, pp. 1-14.

2007

  • Adhikari, B. R., 2007, An overview of Thakkhola-Mustang Graben, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 23, pp. 53-57.

2006

  • Adhikari, B. R. and Tamrakar, N. K., 2006, Bank instability and erosion problems of Bishnumati River, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal Geological Society, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 34, pp.109-116.

Technical Reports: 

  • Geotechnical Field Reconnaissance: Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake of April 25, 2015 and related shaking sequence, GEER Association Report No. GEER-040. 2015
  • Design and develop low cost and low tech Community Based Early Warning System (CBEWS) for Flash flood, Eastern Nepal, CFGORRP/UNDP/DHM/IoE 2014.
  • Piloting Early Warning System (EWS) for Landslides in Far West of Nepal, Mercy Corps/IoE, Nepal, 2014.

Abstracts

2017

  • Subedi, K.P., Lamsal, S., Bhusal, U.C., Rajaure, S, Paudyal, K.R., Adhikari, B.R., and Poudle L. P., 2017, Investigation of karst features in the Kusma area of Parbat district using electrical resistivity tomography and ground penetrating radar, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 52, pp.72.
  • Gnyawali, K.R., and Adhikari, B. R. 2017, Geomorphological and geological comparison of susceptibility parameters for rainfall and co-seismic landslides: a case study of Sunkoshi River Catchment in central Nepal, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 52, pp.71.
  • Andermann, C., Illien, L., Hovious, N., Cook, , Gimbert, F., Schonfelder, C. S., Rossner, S., Behling, R., and Adhikari, B.R., 2017, Perturbation of earth surface process by the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 52, pp.20.
  • Cook, K, Andermann, C., Adhikari, B.R. and Gimnert F., 2017, Landslides from the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in the Bhotekoshi River valley-post-earthquake modification and implications for sediment export, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 52, pp.19.
  • Giri, S., Nabi, M., Bricker, J.D., Adhikari, B.R. and Schwanghart, W., 2017, Landslide dam breach during 2015 earthquake in Nepal: Computational modeling of hydraulic and morphological effects, River Sedimentation, Taylor and Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-02945-3.

2016

  • Adhikari, B.R, Andermann, C. and Cook, K., 2016, Engineering geological aspect of Gorkha Earthquake 2015, Nepal, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 18, EGU 2016-147-2.
  • Gnyawali, K.R. and Adhikari, B.R., 2016, Spatial Relations of Earthquake Induced Landslides triggered by 25 April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, Mw 7.8, Nepal, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 18, EGU 2016-18429.
  • Stolle, A, Bernhardt, A., Schwanghart, W., Andermann, C., Schönfeldt, , Seidemann, J, Adhikari. B.R., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Fort, M., and Korup, O., 2016, Protracted fluvial recovery from medieval earthquakes, Pokhara, Nepal, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 18, EGU 2016-7801.
  • Schwanghart, W., A, Bernhardt, Stolle, A., Hoelzmann, P., B.R., Andermann, C., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Fort, M., and Korup, O., 2016, Geomorphic legacy of medieval Himalayan earthquakes in the Pokhara Valley,  Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 18, EGU 2016-7455.
  • Fukoula, H., Bhandari, N.P., Adhikari, B.R., and Yamasaki, S., 2016, Landslides and glacier fall – ice/debris avalanches triggered by the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 18, EGU 2016-14881.
  • Andermann, C., Turowski, J., Behling, R.,  Cook,  , Hovius, N., Marc, O., Roessner, S., Sens-Schoenfelder,  C., Emberson, R,  Burtin,  A., Dietze, M.,  Adhikari, B.R.  and Parajuli, B., 2016,  Landscape response to the Mw7.9 Gorkha earthquake, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 18, EGU 2016-9091.
  • Cook, K., Andermann, C., Adhikari, B.R., Schmitt, C. and  Marc, O., 2016, Post-earthquake modification of 2015 Gorkha Earthquake landslides in the Bhote Koshi River valley, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 18, EGU 2016-9482-2.

2014

  • Schwanghart, W., Bernhardt, A., Stolle, A., B.R. and Korup, O., 2014, Reassessing Catastrophic Infill of the Pokhara Valley, Nepal Himalaya, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 16, EGU 1024-15787.

2013

  • Schwanghart, A. Bernhardt, A. Stolle, B.R. Adhikari and O. Korup, 2013,The Pokhara Formation – One or Multiple Phases of Massive Aggradations by Debris Flows and Fluvial Deposition?, Himalayan Karakoram Tibet Workshop, Tuebingen, Germany.

2012

  • Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., Paudayal, K.N., Draxler, I., 2012, Paleoclimate analysis of the Neogene Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (central Nepal), Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 45, pp.11 (Sp. Issue).
  • Garcia, P. K., Sanchez, A., Stuart, K., Williams, J., Sapkota, A., Khatri, S., Emerman, S.H., and Adhikari, B.R., 2012, arsenic and other heavy metals in surface water and groundwater in Pokhara Valley, Nepal Himalaya: support for the fluvial recharge model, Geological Society of America abstracts with programs, Vol. 44, No. 6, pp. 27.
  • Sanchez, A., Christiansen, M.E., Cornners, S. R., Carlson, J.K., Kemp, T.L, Sharma, A., Emerman, S.H., Adhikari, B.R., and Bunds, M.P., 2012, Arsenic and other heavy metals in surface water and groundwater in Mustang Valley, Nepal Himalaya, Geological Society of America abstracts with programs, Vol. 44, No. 6, pp. 26.

2011

  • Emerman, S.H., Sapkota, A., Khatri, S., Adhikari, B. R., Garcia, P. K., Stuart, K., Sanchez, A., Williams, J., white, R. C., and Duncan, T., 2011, Arsenic and other heavy metals in surface water and groundwater of Pokhara Valley, Nepal Himalaya, Geological Society of America abstracts with programs, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 75.

2010

  • Upreti, B.N., Dhakal, S., Rai, S.M., Bajracharya, S.R., Adhikari, B.R., Yoshida, M. and Bhattarai, T.N., 2010, Disappearing glaciers of Himalaya and Tibet in the context of global warming, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 41, pp. 103 (Sp. Issue).
  • Adhikari, B.R., 2010, Sedimentology and basin analysis of the Thakkhola-Mustang Graben, central Nepal, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 27, pp. 36-37.
  • Adhikari, B.R., Wagreich, M., IlseDraxler and Paudayal, K.N., 2010, Neogene vegetation and past climate change in the Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (central Nepal), Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU 2010-0-2010, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
  • Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2010, Microfacies and stable isotope analysis of lacustrine carbonates from the Thakkhola-Mustang Graben, central Nepal Himalaya, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 41, pp.3 (Sp. Issue).

2009

  • Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2009, Provenance analysis of Neogene sediments in the Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (central Nepal), Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU 2009-2842, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

2008

  • Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2008b, Palustrine limestone in the sedimentary succession of the Cenozoic Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (central Nepal), Journal of Alpine Geology, Vol. 49, pp 1-127 (3), Vienna, Austria.
  • Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2008a, Sedimentation in the Cenozoic Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (central Nepal), Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-01618, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

2005

  • Adhikari, B. R. and Tamrakar, N. K, 2005, Bank instability and erosion problems of Bishnumati River, Kathmandu, Nepal, ” Journal of Nepal Geological Society, Abstract volume, (Vol. 32, Special Issue, Abstract volume).

CONFERENCES

  • International workshop on ” Science policy dialogue on Urban Preparedness and resource efficiency” 9-11, November, 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • First workshop to Strengthen National-Level Scientific Advisory Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction, 25-26, August, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • First Asian Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, 23-24, August, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria, 13 – 18 April 2016.
  • International workshop on Climate and Environmental Evolution in the Mesozoic Greenhouse world and 3rd IGCP 609 workshop on Cretaceous sea-level Change, 5-11 September, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.
  • Workshop on “Institutional Dimensions of Natural Hazard Resilience” Institute of Engineering, TU and University of Innsbruck, Austria, 6-7 Aug., 2013.
  • 27th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet workshop, 28-30 November, 2012.
  • Sixth Nepal Geological Congress, Kathmandu, Nepal, 15-17 November, 2010.
  • 71st EAGE Conference and Exhibition, 8-11, June 2009. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, 19 – 24 April 2009.
  • Pangeo 2008, 22-25 September, Vienna.
  • European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria, 13 – 18 April 2008.
  • European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2007, Vienna, Austria, 15 – 20 April 2007
  • Fifth Asian Regional Conference on Engineering Geology for Major Infrastructure Development and Natural Hazard Mitigation, Kathmandu, Nepal, 28-30 September, 2005, Organized by Nepal Geological Society.

Awards and grants

  • Travel Grants to attain the European Geoscience Union (EGU)-2016 from Nepal Academy of Science and Technology 2016.
  • “Established Scientist Award” in European Geoscience Union (EGU)-2016.
  • NFP for short course on “Rock and Soil Mechanics in engineering geology”, University of Twente, The Netherlands, January 7-March 8, 2012.
  • Research grant on “The impact of climate change on glacial retreat, mass movement hazards and local community in higher Himalaya of Nepal: Case study of LangtangKhola watershed” 2010, by Ministry of Environment, Government of Nepal.
  • Research grant on “Assessment of Status of Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha Struthersii for adaptation of Climate change in central Nepal” 2010, by National Adaptation program for Action, Ministry of Environment, Government of Nepal.
  • Nepal BiddhyaBhusan Nepal (Ka), 2010, Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal.
  • Travel grant for the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) and the EAGE 71stConference and Exhibition in Amsterdam, June 6-11, 2009.
  • Conference grant for European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, 19 – 24 April 2009 by OMV, Austria.
  • PhD scholarship, 2006-2009, oead, Austria.