Nepal Geological Society (NGS)

Nepalese National Group of IAEG Since 20 Years

P.O.Box No. 231 Kathmandu, Nepal

Category: BRIEF REPORT 9th Nepal Geological Congress (NGC-IX) Kathmandu, Nepal 19–21 November 2018

BRIEF REPORT 9th Nepal Geological Congress (NGC-IX) Kathmandu, Nepal 19–21 November 2018

November 22nd, 2018 by

Nepal Geological Society (NGS) organized an International Geoscientific Event “9th Nepal Geological Congress” on 19–21 November 2018 in Kathmandu as a part of its scientific activities. The theme of this congress was “Geoscience for Economic Prosperity and Sustainable Development”. The theme itself is of great significance, which tries to reveal the importance of geology especially the engineering geology and its applications in the sustainable development and economic prosperity of the nation. National Planning Commission, National Reconstruction Authority, President Chure-Terai Madesh Conservation Development Board, Department of Water Resources and Irrigation, Department of Mines and Geology, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, National Society of Earthquake Technology and Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University were the collaborating partners of this international event.

Chief Guest Rt. Honorable Vice-President of Nepal, Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the 9th Nepal Geological Congress (NGC-IX) on November 19, 2018. He highlighted the importance of geosciences to minimize the disaster risk and exploration as well as mining of important mineral resources of Nepal for the economic prosperity and sustainable development of the country. Rt. Honorable Vice-President of Nepal requested the geoscientists and Nepal Geological Society to work for these important issues. Honorable member of National Planning Commission Dr. Krishna Prasad Oli explained the possibility of exploring and mining of mineral resources in Nepal. Honorable Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority, Mr. Sushil Gyewali explained how the geoscientists has important role in the reconstruction of the country especially after the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake. Honorable, Chairman of President Chure-Terai Madesh Conservation Development Board, Mr. Birendra Yadav said that the mission of the board and the theme of the Congress are similar, and he expressed his commitment to work together with NGS in future as well. Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of Nepal Geological Society chaired the session and welcomed all the guests and participants.

Scientific papers from 11 different countries were received with total of 181 abstracts were published; majority of them belongs to the themes of geohazard mitigation and disaster risk management, groundwater exploration, infrastructure development, mineral and construction materials exploration. All these are related to economic prosperity of the country. The papers were presented during 3 days from 19 to 21 November  2018 as keynotes, invited lectures and oral/poster presentations in 14 different technical sessions. More than 350 participants attended the NGC-IX.

Finally, Valedictory Session of NGC-IX was concluded on November 21, 2018 and the Chief Guest of the session was Honorable Minister Matrika Prasad Yadav, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Government of Nepal. Distinguished guests from National Reconstruction Authority, President Chure-Terai Madesh Conservation Development Board, National Planning Commission were also present in the session.

Inauguration of 9th Geological Congress (NGC-IX) by the Chief Guest Rt. Honorable Vice-President of Nepal, Nanda Bahadur Pun on November 19, 2018

Inauguration of 9th Geological Congress (NGC-IX) by the Chief Guest Rt. Honorable Vice-President of Nepal, Nanda Bahadur Pun on  November 19, 2018


Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of Nepal Geological Society (NGS) provided the “Token of Love” to Honorable Minister Matrika Prasad Yadav, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies during the Valedictory Session on November 21, 2018

COMPLETED EVENTS (ARC-11, IAEG Conference (November 28-30, 2017)

September 26th, 2018 by

The Nepal Geological Society (NGS) along with its partner organizations in Nepal has organized the 11th IAEG Asian Regional Conference (ARC-11) in Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal on 28-30 November 2017.

For last 50 years, the International Association for Engineering Geology and Environment (IAEG) brings together all engineering geological professionals and researchers into a single forum through various regional and international conferences and it is serving excellently to further development of engineering geology discipline and promoting many national groups around the globe.  Nepal Geological Society (NGS) also has an affiliation with IAEG as Nepal National Group and it is assisting IAEG by conducting various IAEG related conferences.

As a continuation of this, the Nepal Geological Society has organized the 11th Asian Regional Conference of IAEG on 28-30 November, 2017 at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu. The main sponsor of the conference was IAEG and different international partners such as International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGDR); Center for Disaster management Informatics Research, Ehime University Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, Japan; Trumer Schutzbauten, Austria; Japan Society of Engineering Geology (JSEG); Indian Society of Engineering Geology (ISEG) and Geotech Solutions International and different Nepali Partners such as National Planning Commission; National Reconstruction Authority;  Department of Mines and Geology; Central Department of Geology, TU, Kirtipur; Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus; Department of Irrigation; Nepal Electricity Authority; Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST); President Chure-Terai Madhesh Conservation Development Board; ICIMOD, NSET, Different professional organizations and different private and public power developers and mining industries contributed  for the grand success of the program.

The program was graciously inaugurated by the Right Honorable President of Nepal Ms. Bidya Devi Bhandari. Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of Nepal Geological Society, delivered wellcome speech and expressed his great pleasure on the gracious presence of Right Honorable President of Nepal Ms. Bidya Devi Bhandari. He also expressed his confidence that the outcomes of research delibrated in the conference will certainly be a solid contribution towards geo-disaster management and sustainable infrastructural development of the nation.

Inauguration of the Conference by the Chief Guest, Rt. Hon’ble Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal
Welcome speech by Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, Conference Chair and President of Nepal Geological Society.

Right Honorable President confered upon the Honorary Membership of the NGS to two distinguished geo-scientists Mr. Krishna Prasad Kaphle (Nepal) and Prof. Dr. V.C. Thakur (India) for their contribution to research and development of geo-science in the Himalayas. RT. Hon. President also confered appreciation letter to the Past Presidents of the Society during the Inaugural Session. More than 450 participants along with 220 foreign geoscientists from different 30 countries were participated the conference. On this occasion, president of IAEG Prof. Dr. Scott F. Burns shade light on the activities of IAEG and expressed his pleasure at organizing such a conference in Nepal.

There were 33 different (Oral and poster) sessions along with 12 key note papers, 6 invited lectures one research proposal writing lecture during the three days long conference. One pre and four post conference excursion along different parts of Nepal were also organized where a large number of Nepalese and foreign geoscientists were participated.

  Group photo among past presidents of Nepal Geological Society and organizing committee with Chief Guest

Honorable Vice President of the National Planning Commission Dr. Swornim Wagle was the Chief Guest of the Validictory Session of the conference. He distributed best student poster award and appreciation letter to the Convener and Co-Convener of the conference. Dr. Danda Pani Adhikari, Convener of the program summarized the activities of the conference at the last.

 Handover the Token of Love to Honorable Vice President of National Planning Commission Dr. Swarnim Wagle by Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of 18 Executive Committee

EGU Galileo Conference

September 26th, 2018 by

EGU Galileo conference

co-organized with the Nepal Geological Society

Perturbations of earth surface dynamics caused by extreme events

Nepal | 13-19 October, 2019

Rare or catastrophic events, such as large earthquakes, extreme storms, tsunamis, floods, wildfires, or volcanic eruptions, can have complex and long-lasting effects on Earth surface processes and biogeochemical cycles, potentially dominating system dynamics over long time scales. These events may induce immediate perturbations to the Earth surface that when integrated over time may be more significant than the more frequent background processes. These events are also likely to trigger process cascades and multiple feedback loops that affect landscapes on distinct spatial and temporal scales. This conference will bring together scientists studying a range of rare/extreme events and their broader impacts on Earth surface processes, biogeochemical cycles and human systems. We invite scientists working on such topics to share their research findings and also their experiences in monitoring and post-event fieldwork.

The conference shall stipulate multidisciplinary discussions on the time and length scales of different types of events. We plan to organize a conference with enlightening keynote presentations, research talks and lots of space for discussions and posters. In order to provide the ideal conditions for the topic we will take you to Nepal and as part of the conference program visit a region that has been buffeted by an earthquake, catastrophic outburst flood, mega landslide and annual monsoon storms in the recent years.

Conference themes will include

  1. the adjustment of Earth surface processes to event-driven perturbations,
  2. commonalities and differences between events of different types,
  3. magnitude, length- and time scale of impact,
  4. feedbacks between different systems that can enhance post-event impacts
  5. tipping points in Earth surface systems which yield into instability or irreversibility.

During the conference, we will stay for the two first days in Kathmandu and move from there to the epicentral area of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in the Bhotekoshi River valley, where the conference will continue at Borderlands rafting camp. The conference will include 1.5 days of field visits. The full week, including food and lodging as well as transportation will cost €525 (€445 for early career scientists).

Nepal Geological Society P.O.Box No. 231 Kathmandu, Nepal
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