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Suchita Shrestha

Country of origin: Nepal Currently in: Nepal, Kathmandu General field of specialization: Social and Economic Sciences
Academic Background


2008 Master Social and Economic Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Social and Economic Sciences

Institutional networks and self-organized adaptation: Tracing the democratic architectures of climate response

Research Keywords: 
Climate change adaptation
institutional response

Publications resulting from Research: 

Shrestha, S. and Neupane, K. R., 2019. City level water forums: exploring innovations to address ‘too much and too little water’ in Dharan, an urbanising city of Nepal, In Conference Proceedings of Adaptation Futures 2018.

Rai, R.K., Neupane, K.R., Bajracharya, R.M., Dahal, N., Shrestha, S. and Devkota, K., 2019. Economics of climate adaptive water management practices in Nepal. Heliyon, 5(5), p.e01668.

Raut, N., Pokharel, A., Shrestha, S. and Bajracharya, R.M., 2019. Gender dynamics in urban water management in Nepal: a case study of Dharan. Resources and Environment, 9(2), pp.41-47.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
• Work with research team in designing research study and/or survey, data analysis and interpretation • Design qualitative survey encompassing water, climate change, gender, socioeconomic issues in the pilot study sites and maintain database of the projects • Supervise field enumerators for the collection of qualitative and quantitative data • Writing, editing and finalizing field reports and support writing technical reports, academic journal article • Planning and monitoring of the research project • Conceptualize, organize, package and disseminate information and knowledge products such as policy briefs, infographics, media brief • Provide advice to research grantees for conducting research study related to climate change impacts and adaptation • Delivering research findings at relevant conferences or forums

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 San Luis Potosi, Mexico Water security and climate change conference
2018 Nairobi, Kenya Water security and climate change conference
2019 Xi'an, China International Workshop on Sustainable Development of Water Environment


The Small Earth Nepal

Presentation given

The role of Water Forum as a Social Learning Platform for water management in the face of climate change and urbanization: Insights from practice
Event: Water security and climate change conference
Exploring the challenges, opportunities and approaches for private sector engagement to address water security in cities of Nepal
Nairobi, Kenya
Event: Water security and climate change conference
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Sep 2010
Small research grant from National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA) by Ministry of Population and Environment (MOPE)
The title of the research study was on Gender Perspective: Integrating Energy Resource Use into Climate Change Adaptation the study climate change impacts on energy resources
Jul 2009
Research grant by CREEW
Title of the research “Assessing the Feasibility of Using Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia sps.) in BSP Model Biogas System"

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