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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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29th March 2018: Deadline for registration of presenters

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

Call for Papers

We take great pleasure in inviting you to the International Conference on "Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership", April 10-12, 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal, jointly organized by the Government of Nepal (GoN), Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS), Society of Public Health Engineers, Nepal (SOPHEN) and Nepal Engineers' Association (NEA) under the patronage of Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation (MoWSS), Nepal. The conference aims to provide a forum for discussing/sharing the experiences and technological development, and building partnerships for securing a sustainable infrastructural development under changing climate in developing countries, without compromising environmental values. 

The conference intends to bring together professionals, academicians, researchers,entrepreneurs, government, non-government and private sector institutions to discuss and deliberate on challenges, opportunities, and strategies related with water sector development considering environmental resources, sustainability principles and inter/intra-generational equity. The conference would provide an opportunity for interactive and discussion based sessions so that the attendees can get an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences, seek out for partnership opportunities, and outline recommendations to policy makers and international communities to address water, environment and climate change issues.

We would like to request you to submit a 150-200 word abstract of your innovative research works / exemplary case studies, relevant to the topics outlined below, by the extended abstract submission due date of 15 December 2017. The brief information on registration fees, key deadlines, and guidelines for submitting an abstract and full paper can be found in the conference brochure. The submissions must contain no more than 30% of textual material published elsewhere by the same author or authors, and such previous publications should be acknowledged. Accepted submissions will be categorized into paper or poster presentation, and organized into thematic sessions or round table discussions, and will be published in 2018 SOPHEN Journal , ISSN-2091-0851, Volume: 16, Issue 1.

Topics of Conference:

  • Water Laws, Policies, Politics & Regulations
  • Role of Local Government in WASH Sector
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Technology and Innovations in Water Management
  • Smart Water Management
  • Institutional Capacity Building
  • Strategic Water Management for Sustainable Development Goals
  • Technological Trends in Wastewater Management
  • Centralized & Decentralized Wastewater Management
  • Socio-environmental Aspects and Environmental Economics
  • Renewable Energies
  • Fecal Sludge Management
  • Water Scarcity, Climate Change & Adaptation
  • Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Climate Change
  • Climate-Induced Hazards and Risks

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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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