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Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership

The high increase rates of population in the developing world and climate change has produced more stress on the water resources affecting the environment adversely. A concern has been raised to formulate climate resilient policies for sustainable development. The need of the hour is to focus on securing the future by working in tandem with the present. Around the world, rigorous human activity and natural forces have affected the water resources largely. Despite rising awareness among the masses, there is still a gap between practicality and theoretical knowledge imparted to them. Moreover, despite warning from the experts, there is lack of coordination between scientific knowledge and best practices suited for water resources and environmental management. Climate change and the difference in the natural availability of water also posses a hurdle to a sustainable development of the resources. Keeping in mind the challenges posed to the country at large for water, environment and climate change, the theme has been zeroed down to- “Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership.”  

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Our Speakers


Former Prime Minister - The Republic of Korea


Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing, China


Partner, Head of PPP & Infrastructure (Asia Pacific)

Prof. Xun Wu

Professor, Division of Social Science and Division of Environment Director, Institute for Public Policy Director, Leadership and Public Policy (Executive Education)

Prof. Mukand Singh Babel

Water Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

Dr. Hak-Soo-Lee

President of Asia Water Council, CEO of Korea Water

Dr. Srinivasa Lingireddy

Chief Technology Officer, KYPIPE LLC, USA. President, Fluid Hammer Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd, India

P.E. Pamela Elardo

Deputy commissioner (TBC) Bureau of Wastewater Treatment, New work City

Prof. Dinesh Mehta

Professor ,Emeritus at CEPT University Ahmedabad

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Registration Process

Once the abstract is selected for the presentation, interested paper presenters are required to register orine at before Feb 28, 2018, and all other interested participants (not submitting the papers) are also requested to register before Feb 28. 2018. At the same time all the shortlisted participants are required to deposit/ transfer fee in mentioned accounts before Feb 28, 2018 through bank transfer drawn in favor of SOPHEN.

Registration Fees

Registration fee includes Conference Kit (Only for participants, High Tea, Lunch, Evening Tea, Conference Dinner (closing ceremony day), and publication of the paper in the 2018 SOPHEN Journal , ISSN-2091-0851, Volume: 16, Issue 1.

Fee Category

National (NPR)

International (USD)

Institutional Participants


200 (SAARC Country)

Individual Participants


400 (Non-SAARC Country)

  Individual Participants
  150 (SAARC Country)
  Nepalese Students studying in foreign universities
  Foreigners working as a volunteer or studying in Nepal


Interaction Program on WASH sector in Federal Structure was jointly organized by Department of Water Supply and Sanitation (DWSS) and Society of Public Health Engineers’ Nepal (SOPHEN) and was held in Hotel Himalaya on 14th June, 2018. The main aim of this program was to clarify the rights, duties and responsibilities of the 3 tiers of government after restructuring to federal structure.

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Dissemination of Faecal Sludge Management on National Level

SOPHEN and TSTWSSSP had jointly organized a National Workshop on "Faecal Sludge Management Institutional and Regulatory Framework at National Level" on 6th September, 2018. The workshop was inaugurated by Hon. Minister of Forest and Environment, Mr Shakti B. Basnet. The program was participated by Hon. MPs, Dr B. N .Lohani, Former Minister, Er. Ganesh Shah, DG of DWSS, DOE, DUDBC, NPC, DoEnv., Former member Dr Sunil Babu Shrestha and MUAN Persident, Mr. Ashok Byanju. Mayors from selected municipalities of all province were invited on the workshop. In the mean time, "Proceedings" of International Conference on "Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership" was also launched. The workshop brought together more than 110 engineers, professionals, academicians and experts from various sectors under one roof for the rigorous and relevant discussion on Faecal Sludge Management as a part of sanitation in all levels of Federal Structure of Nepal.