Int’l seminar on DRR in capital from Nov 25

Kathmandu, November 19

An international workshop on ‘Role of land professionals and SDI in disaster risk reduction in the context of post 2015 Nepal earthquake’ will be held from November 25-27 in Kathmandu.

The programme will be organised jointly by International Federation of Surveyors, International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society.

Ministry of Land Reform and Management, Survey Department, and Land Management Training Center will co-organise the event.

Ganesh Prasad Bhatta, deputy director general of Survey Department, said at a press conference today that the event will bring many national and international experts who will share their experience on the role of land professionals and spatial data infrastructure in disaster risk reduction.

Three scholars will deliver keynote speeches and nine scholars will make their plenary presentation in the three day workshop. Similarly, 56 scholars will make their presentations on various aspects of the issue. Bhatta said all the presentations to be made during the workshop will highlight the benefits of geographical information infrastructure in disaster risk management.

According to the Survey Department, professors, researchers, professionals, students and surveyors from 21 countries, including Nepal, will participate in the three-day event.

DG of Survey Department Madhu Sudan Adhikari said his department carried out significant work in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake by using satellite technology. He said the country had moved 1.5 metres southward after the earthquake.