Dhundi_Pathak

Dr. Dhundi Raj Pathak

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Publications 9

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Director - Engineering Study & Research Centre

Project Team Leader/ Senior Hospital Waste Management Adviser (Intermittent) - Consortium of MEH Consultants (P) Ltd and management4health, Germany (KfW financed project)

Geotechnical Engineer (Intermittent)-Detailed Design and Construction Supervision Consultant - JICA Loan NE- P11, OCG/MAAI/EWES

Faculty- Landfill Engineering & Solid Waste Management - Tribhuvan University-Central Department of Geology (M.Sc. in Engineering Geology)

  • Civil Engineer Geotechnical Engineer Other

Consulting

  • Shallow foundations Shaft foundations Pile Foundations Landfill engineering Contaminant Transport Remediation Technology Material reuse
    Slope Stabilization Slope Stability Analysis Settlements Shear strength of ground materials Soil Behavior Modelling

  • PhD or Equivalent
    • PhD Engineering - Ehime University : 01/04/2011 - 22/03/2014
  • PhD or Equivalent
    • PhD (diploma) - Osaka Sangyo University : 01/04/2007 - 19/03/2010
  • MSc or Equivalent
    • M.Sc. Geotechnical Engineering - Tribhubhan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulcowk Campus : 01/01/2003 - 30/12/2005
  • BSc or Equivalent
    • BE (Civil) - Tribhubhan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulcowk Campus : 15/09/1997 - 15/10/2001

  • Conference Grant The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), TC 215 Environmental Geotechnics, 2014
  • Monbukagakusho:MEXT Schoolarship for PhD Research Government of Japan, 2006
  • Nepal Bidhya Bhusan KHA (Gold Medal for M.Sc. Geotechnical Engineering) Tribhubhan University, 2005

  • Engineering Study & Research Centre : ( 01/03/2011 - Present )
    • Director
  • Consortium of MEH Consultants (P) Ltd and management4health, Germany (KfW financed project) : ( 01/04/2018 - Present )
    • Project Team Leader/ Senior Hospital Waste Management Adviser (Intermittent)

    • In this KfW financed hospital project, Dr. Pathak is responsible for
      • • Coordinate and supervise the activities of all assigned project staff as well as subcontractors and STEs in accordance with the project document agreed between KfW and the MoHP,
      • Critically review the reports submitted by all subcontractors and STEs for quality control,
      • Review existing national policy, strategy and guidelines related to Hospital Waste Management in Nepal and abroad
      • Conduct field visits to observe current HCWM practices in target facilities (FW: Dadeldhura SRH and Seti ZH, in MW: Bardiya DH and Bheri ZH) and to lead discussions with respective municipal administrations to ensure maximum support from local management structures for HCWM initiatives and to understand local opportunities and limitations to be taken into account when elaborating solutions later on.
      • Develop Hospital Waste Management Concept and lead the discussions with DoHS, STEs, project staff, partner organizations and target facilities on suitable HCWM approaches and technology choices for target facilities.
      • Prepare a list of equipment needed to implement WM concept with estimated cost and infrastructure requirements for each facility. Equipment should include trolley, waste bins for proper separation of wastes, safety items (gloves, boots, etc.)
      • Prepare design, specification, cost estimation and BOQ of integrated health care waste management facilities and equipment as required
      • Ensure proper installation of waste management equipment in 3 sub-regional, hospitals various district and B3 Hospitals.
      • Coordinate with GIZ, WHO and IMCCR for the long-term activities
  • JICA Loan NE- P11, OCG/MAAI/EWES : ( 01/05/2017 - Present )
    • Geotechnical Engineer (Intermittent)-Detailed Design and Construction Supervision Consultant

    • - To assume full responsibility of ensuring each of the schools constructed are built in sound building foundation
      - Investigate foundations conditions and critical landmass /slope stability problems, wherever necessary,
      - To prepare and finalize detailed designs with quantities and ensure detailed designs that mitigate any foundation or slope stability or landslide problems
  • Tribhuvan University-Central Department of Geology (M.Sc. in Engineering Geology) : ( 01/11/2017 - Present )
    • Faculty- Landfill Engineering & Solid Waste Management

    • Lectures and thesis supervision - Landfill Engineering and Solid Waste Management
  • International Solid Waste Management Specialist (Intermittent) : ( 01/03/2017 - 30/11/2018 )
    • Asian Management and Development Institute (ADB Loan No: 3165-VIE; Project 46293-005)

    • In contract package: TIIG-VIE_C01: Project Management, Civil Engineering and Capacity Building Support - ADB Loan No: 3165-VIE; Project 46293-005: Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project, Dr. Pathak will be responsible for providing guidance to the project’s civil engineers in the detailed design of solid waste management components (incl. solid waste transport systems and onsite landfills) of all the subprojects, with a particular focus on the significant solid waste management interventions, at Ba Den Mountain, Huong Tich and Phu Tu.
  • GIZ : ( 01/04/2018 - 31/10/2018 )
    • Solid Waste Management Expert

    • Dr. Pathak will be responsible for
      - to identify existing practices and problems of solid waste management in the municipality through interaction with relevant stakeholders and field survey.
      - to identify the appropriate approach and technology for effective and sustainable management of solid waste based on material recovery and 3R practices
      - to organize a workshop and present the possible options, strategy and action plan for SWM in project municipalities
      - Preparation of SWM strategic planning and Operational Guidelines for Municipalities

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  • Status and Opportunities for Materials Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
    Book Chapter published 2018 Oct 11 in Environmental Science and Engineering on pages 436 to 443
    Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Bandita Mainali
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2221-1_46
  • Identification of major factors affecting spatial and temporal variation of water quality in Kathmandu Basin, Nepal, using multivariate statistical analysis
    Journal Article published 2015 in International Journal of Water volume 9 issue 3 on page 209
    Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Ryuichi Yatabe, Netra Prakash Bhandary
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijw.2015.070357
  • An integrated GIS based fuzzy pattern recognition model to compute groundwater vulnerability index for decision making
    Journal Article published 2011 Mar in Journal of Hydro-environment Research volume 5 issue 1 on pages 63 to 77
    Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Akira Hiratsuka
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jher.2009.10.015
  • Current Status and Trend of Nitrate-N and Factors Affecting Its Concentration in Shallow Groundwater Systems of Kathmandu
    Proceedings Article published 2011 May 19 in World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011
    Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Akira Hiratsuka, Yosuke Yamashiki
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41173(414)102
  • An investigation of nitrate and iron concentrations and their relationship in shallow groundwater systems of Kathmandu
    Journal Article published 2010 Jul in Desalination and Water Treatment volume 19 issue 1-3 on pages 191 to 197
    Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Akira Hiratsuka
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2010.1884


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Status and Opportunities for Materials Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Book Chapter published 2018 Oct 11 in Environmental Science and Engineering on pages 436 to 443
Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Bandita Mainali
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2221-1_46
Identification of major factors affecting spatial and temporal variation of water quality in Kathmandu Basin, Nepal, using multivariate statistical analysis
Journal Article published 2015 in International Journal of Water volume 9 issue 3 on page 209
Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Ryuichi Yatabe, Netra Prakash Bhandary
http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijw.2015.070357
An integrated GIS based fuzzy pattern recognition model to compute groundwater vulnerability index for decision making
Journal Article published 2011 Mar in Journal of Hydro-environment Research volume 5 issue 1 on pages 63 to 77
Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Akira Hiratsuka
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jher.2009.10.015
Current Status and Trend of Nitrate-N and Factors Affecting Its Concentration in Shallow Groundwater Systems of Kathmandu
Proceedings Article published 2011 May 19 in World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011
Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Akira Hiratsuka, Yosuke Yamashiki
http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41173(414)102
An investigation of nitrate and iron concentrations and their relationship in shallow groundwater systems of Kathmandu
Journal Article published 2010 Jul in Desalination and Water Treatment volume 19 issue 1-3 on pages 191 to 197
Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Akira Hiratsuka
http://dx.doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2010.1884
Combining Rule-Based Fuzzy Model with GIS to Predict Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination
Proceedings Article published 2009 May 12 in World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009
Authors: Dhundi R. Pathak, Akira Hiratsuka, Isao Awata, Luonan Chen
http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41036(342)173
GIS Based Fuzzy Optimization Method to Groundwater Vulnerability Evaluation
Proceedings Article published 2008 May in 2008 2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering
Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Akira Hiratsuka, Isao Awata, Luonan Chen
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/icbbe.2008.1011
Groundwater vulnerability assessment in shallow aquifer of Kathmandu Valley using GIS-based DRASTIC model
Journal Article published 2008 Jul 1 in Environmental Geology volume 57 issue 7 on pages 1569 to 1578
Authors: Dhundi Raj Pathak, Akira Hiratsuka, Isao Awata, Luonan Chen
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00254-008-1432-8
Stochastic Modeling of Progressive Failure in Heterogeneous Soil Slope
Journal Article published 2007 Sep 7 in Geotechnical and Geological Engineering volume 26 issue 2 on pages 113 to 120
Authors: D. R. Pathak, H. N. Gharti, A. B. Singh, A. Hiratsuka
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10706-007-9151-6

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