The Nepal Geological Society (NGS) along with its partner organizations in Nepal has organized the 11th IAEG Asian Regional Conference (ARC-11) in 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, Trichandra Campus; Department of Irrigation; Nepal Electricity Authority; Nepal Academy of Science and Technology; 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 inaugurated by the Right Honorable President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari. Right Honorable President presents Appreciation Letter to the Past President of the Society during the Inaugural Session. More than 400 Nepalese participants along with 220 foreign geoscientists from different 30 countries were participated on the conference. 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.
Honorable Vice President of the National Planning Commission Dr. Swornim Wagle distributed best student poster award and appreciation letter to the Convener Dr. Danda Pani Adhikari and Co-Convener Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal during the Felicitation session of the conference.