Project collaborators

This project includes co-leaders and collaborators from three Asian countries in the Eastern Himalaya:


Mrs. Smriti Basnett (project co-leader for India), Research Associate, Himalayan Cryosphere: Science and Society Project

Sikkim University

+91 8277120431


Mr. Farooq Azam

INSPIRE Faculty Fellow

Water Resources Systems Division

National Institute of Hydrology

Roorkee, India

+91 8476085786

Mrs. Anubha Agrawal

Guest faculty in Environmental Engineering,

Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India




Mr. Pankaj Thapa (project co-leader for Bhutan)

Department of Geography & Planning

Sherubtse College

Royal University of Bhutan




Mr. Tshering Tashi

Hydro-Met Officer/Engineer

Cryosphere Service Division

National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM)

Royal Government of Bhutan, Thimphu



Mr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha

Coordinator: Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC)

Coordinator: Cryosphere Monitoring Project – KU

South Asia Project Manager- Contribution to High Asia Runoff from Ice and Snow (CHARIS)

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Science

Kathmandu University

P.O. Box 6250 Kathmandu, NEPAL

E-mails: and

Phone: 977 11 661399 Ext. 1209 Mobile: 977 98511 35959, Fax: 977 11 661443