About

I am a watershed person with field experience of over two decades across Nepal Himalaya managing natural resources, poverty reduction, disaster reduction. and developing innovative ways of resource management. Promoted small material ropeways and dugout ponds as key to climate adaptation. Have been teaching watershed management at School of Environment Management and Sustainable Development in Kathmandu for over a decade. Currently on a mission promoting ‘green water’ management across mountains.

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4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Purna Chandra Lal Rajbhandari said:

    Good to know about this blog , look forward to visit more often to refresh my knowledge on watershed management knowledge. Please keep enlightenign us with your wisdom and more than two decades experience on highland…

  2. Dear Madhukar, thank you so much for this blog. I’ve read your articles with interest. I’d like to learn more from you about the upland aquifers and how a hydrologist might gauge whether any have been affected by the earthquake. I’m also interested in learning of any historical evidence of large earthquakes drying up aquifers for villages and the people having to abandon their villages. We suspect this may have happened in some villages in Upper Mustang hundreds of years ago. I’m working on an educational film about the work scientists from many different disciplines are conducting in the aftermath of the earthquake, with a look at the historical evidence at hand. Any insights you can provide would be welcome. I can be reached at clark liesl at mac dot com.
    Respectfully yours,
    Liesl Clark

    • Dear Liesl Clark
      Thank you so much for your interest in my blog. I am trying to go beyond conventional approach of environmental concerns and see what is there that we have not paid attention to. And what I found is that it is not the snow deposit that feeds our springs and river systems, bu tit is the groundwater in the mountains. The floods and landslides of 1954 did lots of damages to many water sources in the middle hills. There are some places in Lalitpur where I can see old farming, which would not be possible with no water around. The case of Mustang is I guess but different. It is also the oldest landscape – older than the mighty snow peaks.

      Best

      Madhukar

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