A team lead by Director, Specialist and Division Chiefs from the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) visited Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Trashigang on 15 April, 2019.
The MoU between the President of the Sherubtse College and Director of the Center on Joint Research Collaboration projects in the areas of mutual interest on weather, climate, cryosphere, Hydrology and water resources was signed on 15 April, 2019 morning. This MOU would facilitate and provide access in sharing of scientific facilities, instruments and data including experts by the Parties for long term research in Bhutan.
Half a day science workshop was organized by the Center for college faculties and students on 15 April, 2019. The team presented the organization structure, mandates and functions of NCHM to enhance the visibility. The technical team presented the analysis of historical climate and climate projection report 2018, Updated Potential Dangerous lakes report 2018, Updated Glacier Inventory of Bhutan 2018 and others with discussion session. More than 200 students who are taking science, environment and geography streams attended the seminar.
The Center's team also visited Isotopic and bio-chemistry laboratory and other facilities that would be used for joint research activities.
Under this MOU the Center and Sherbutse college will soon start project to study the water availability and different contribution sources (base flow, flow from snow, flow from groundwater etc.) of Pachhu river on pilot basis under the project to be supported by World Bank.