Guest Speaker: Maheswar Rupakheti
Title: Air Pollution Problems at Altitudes –Himalaya (APPA-Himalaya): Current scientific understanding and future prospects
Maheswar Rupakheti is a Scientific Project Leader at IASS Potsdam, Germany. He has a PhD in Atmospheric Science from Dalhousie University, Canada and mostly works in Air pollution-climate interaction [Diagnosis of scientific and societal knowns and unknowns of air pollution, including short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), in a given region; Ground-based and airborne atmospheric measurements; Assessment of impact of black carbon and other air pollutants on health, crops, water including Himalayan mountain glaciers and regional climate change] He was a coordinator Asia-Secretariat of Project Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC) for UNEP, Thailand and also was a Senior Program Officer, Project Atmospheric Brown Cloud. His awards and recognitions include a Nepal Bidhya Bhusan – Ka from the Government of Nepal,
Students’ Best Paper Award (MSc): West Coast Section from the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA).