Project Collaborator

Dr. Oranuj LorphensriStudy city: Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Oranuj is Director of Groundwater Control Bureau, Department of Groundwater Resource, Thailand. She has been conducting study projects related to land subsidence groundwater monitoring, database management. Recently, she has started to work in the field of groundwater management which included diverse aspect in implementing of Groundwater Law and related regulations, as well as decentralization of groundwater management task to local administrative level. In addition, she has the position of Board Secretary of Groundwater Development Fund. Dr. Oranuj has several publications in Water Research Journal, and published “Review of Groundwater Management and Land Subsidence in Bangkok, Thailand” in Groundwater and Subsurface Environments, Springer.

Haryadi Tirtomihardjo

Study city: Bandung, Indonesia

Mr. Haryadi is a senior hydrogeologist at the Central of Groundwater Resources and Environmental Geology, Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR). He has been working for MEMR since 1981 and has experiences on hydrogeological mapping, assessing of groundwater resource potential, groundwater exploration and development in the water shortage areas, monitoring and groundwater conservation in urban groundwater basins (e.g  Jakarta GB, Bandung GB, Semarang GB, etc), and groundwater flow simulation model as well.   Since 2000, i.e. era of decentralization in Indonesia, Haryadi has been intensively taking part on preparing regulation on groundwater management in Indonesia, e.g. Law No. 7/2004 on Water Resources,  Govermental Decree No. 43/2008 on Groundwater and Technical Guidelines on Groundwater Management. Since 2012, Haryadi and collegues from MEMR are jointing the project on Comparative Research of Groundwater Management in the Coastal Areas of Southeast Asia funded by ADB and Unesco-IHE, Delft which selected  case study is Jakarta Coastal Plain.

Dr. Rabin MallaStudy city: Bharatpur, Nepal

Dr.  Malla is working as an Executive Director at Center of Research for Environment Energy and Water (CREEW), Nepal. Groundwater is one of the priority research areas of CREEW. Dr. Malla has been coordinating the collaborative research activities on groundwater of Kathmandu valley that involves groundwater quality assessment, piloting of ammonia removal from groundwater, microbiological quality of groundwater and public health, and groundwater resources management. Dr. Malla has several publications on wastewater purification system using plants and biomass modeling, and he has co-authored the book “Kathmandu Valley Groundwater Outlook” a recent publication of 2012.

Dr. Bui Tran Vuong

Study city: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dr. Bui Tran Vuong is the Deputy Director General of the Division for Water Resources Planning and Investigation for the South of Vietnam, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam.A MSc. graduate from the International Institute for Infrastructure, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE), Delft, The Netherlands, and a Ph.D. in Utility and Protection of Natural Resources and Environment from the Institute of Natural Resources and Environment, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.He is now responsible for assessment of impacts of climate changes and sea level rises on groundwater resources for Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Dr. Shashidhar

Study city: Hyderabad, India

Dr. Shashidhar is an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. He was a visiting faculty at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and University of Santiago De Compostela, Spain. He has been conducting research and teaching courses related to water resources and environmental engineering for more than 10 years. His research interest includes In-situ bioremediation of contaminated aquifers, Contaminant transport modeling, isotope hydrology, Remote sensing &GIS applications in water resources and hydroclimate. He has several publications in peer-reviewed international journals. Presently working on various research and consultancy projects studies related to hydrogeology and aquifer mapping, conjunctive use of surface and groundwater, lake studies, floods etc. He is a member for the board of studies for various universities at Indian.  He received awards such as “Young Engineer” and “Young Engineer of the Year- 2010” from Institute of Engineers India.

Dr. Muhammad Basharat Chaudhary

Study city: Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Basharat is Additional Director in International Waterlogging and Salinity Research Institute (IWASRI), Lahore, Pakistan. He has extensive experience in GIS/RS, groundwater monitoring, modelling and management, and source vulnerability assessment, from a local to a watershed scale. He has several peer  reviewed publications; he published three research articles in impact factor International journals in 2013. His work pleads for efficient, equitable and integrated use of surface and groundwater resources for long-  term sustainability, with special emphasis on groundwater equity in Indus Basin. Currently, he is conducting research on spatial climate variability, the need for rationalization of water allocations and groundwater management in Indus Basin.

Ms. Chindavanh Souriyaphack

Study city: Vientiance, Lao PDR

Ms. Chindavanh is a Chief of Groundwater Management and Planning Sector under the Division of Groundwater in Department of Water Resources (DWR), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Lao PDR. She has been working for DWR since 2008, where she has role of managing the Sedone Integrated River Basin Management program which is part of the larger Sustainable Water Resources Management operation of the Lao Government. She is taking care of National Integrated Water Resources Management Supported Program, especially Component 3: National Groundwater Management, the component aim to develop the National Groundwater Action plan and conduct a pilot site on groundwater assessment and management in Num Nguem River Basin (2011-2015). She is also a member of the ACIAR Project LWP 2010/81: Enhancing the resilience and productivity of rainfed dominated systems in Lao PDR through sustainable groundwater use. The pilot field research on participatory groundwater management is in Ekxang Village, the Vientiane paints of Lao PDR (2012-2015).   Moreover, she has been involved in developing the National Water Resources Strategy 2020 and 5 years Action Plan (ongoing) as well as the Updating Water Resources Law with focusing on groundwater management decree.

Dr. Khin Kay Khaing

Study city: Yangon, Myanmar

Dr. Khin Kay Khaing is a lecturer of Department of Geography, University of Yangon, Myanmar. She has been conducting research concerning with groundwater resource and sustainable use, climate change and climatic condition of Myanmar, urban environment and water management. She has been teaching courses related to water resource, climate change and environmental fields for more than 15 years. Her research interest includes climate change impact vulnerability and adaptation, water resource management and sustainability, environmental geography. She has published her work in local and International. Currently she working on various research projects related to hydrology, climatology, and sustainable use of surface and groundwater. She also has a responsibility of supervising Master and PhD students

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