Research Center

Center for Water and Atmospheric Research

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The Centre for Water and Atmospheric Research (CenWAR) is dedicated to the study of two broad thematic areas, namely air and water. As the name suggests, we are an institution based on scientific research mainly focusing on the vast environmental issues plaguing the South Asian region. In addition to conducting independent studies, we work in collaboration with various prestigious national and international institutions working towards a shared collective. Some of our collaborators include JAXA and Nagoya University in Japan, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and Tribhuvan University (TU) in Nepal, National Nuclear Energy Centre in Indonesia, Sikkim University in India, Khulna University in Bangladesh and Centre for Climate Research and Development in Pakistan. 

CenWAR promotes the full utilisation of local resources and the subsequent enrichment of local lives not only through analyses involving local and regional research partners but also through the development of high quality, low-cost equipment in our own laboratory; a process entirely funded through research grants awarded to the Centre.

We ultimately aim for a singular goal: the improvement of the quality of life of the South-Asian population through scientific and technological attainment.

 

Current Projects:

  1. Assessing drought and its impact on food and water resources in South Asia.
  2. Satellite rainfall estimation and validation in the Central Himalayan Region (CHR)
  3. Building low-cost meteorological station for drought study in Nepal
  4. Assessing the state of air quality and its impact on the surrounding environment of Kathmandu, Nepal

Funding Source:

Asia Pacific Network for Climate Change Research  

 

Collaborators: 

Center for Water and Atmospheric Research Team

Dr. Hemu Kafle
Dr. Hemu Kafle
Director of Research | Scientist
Dr. Dibas Shrestha
Dr. Dibas Shrestha
Visiting Scientist

Stuti Shakya
Stuti Shakya
Program Manager

Nischal Karki
Nischal Karki
Research Assistant
Jasmita Khadgi
Jasmita Khadgi
Research Assistant
Megh Daniel Lama
Megh Daniel Lama
Research Intern
Areena Maharjan
Areena Maharjan
Research Assistant