International Conference on Health Engineering in Disaster

Natural and man-made (technological) disasters like earthquake, droughts, floods, landslide, avalanche, disease outbreaks are common worldwide. Recent major earthquakes, floods and other natural phenomena have resulted in huge losses in terms of human life and property destruction. Additionally, human-made disasters have afflicted humanity in modern times. It is important to understand the nature of these global risks to be able to develop strategies to prepare for these events and plan effective responses in terms of disaster management and the associated human health impacts.This conference will provide a forum for the exchange of information between academics and practitioners on various disasters, their implications on public health, mitigation measures and latest developments.

Brochure and Program

The conference will take place during May 1-3, 2019 at Pokhara, Nepal. The conference will consist of a mixture of both oral and poster presentation sessions. First two days (May 1-2, 2019) will have a series of plenary and parallel sessions on various theme in the field of disaster management and public health issues. Additionally, half-day field excursion will be organized on first day of the conference. Contributions to the conference will be selected according to their relevance to the topics of the event. More information regarding the program will be made available separately. Last day (3rd May, 2019) will be largely focused on strategic meetings among the partner country representatives for advancing the SPHERA project activities.


Pokhara, Kaski

About Pokhara: It is second largest city of Nepal. It is the capital of the Gandaki Province and the headquarter of the Kaski district. It is located 200 kilometres west of the capital city. It is a tourist hub and attracts people from all over the world to see beautiful lakes, waterfalls, caves, hills, snow-fed mountains, temples and museums located inside and around the city.

Its location is characterised by humid subtropical climate. However, the altitude keeps the temperature moderate. In summer, the average temperature is 25 to 35 °C. Winter is around -2 to 15 °C. Most of the precipitation occurs during the monsoon season (July-September). There are many places to stay in Pokhara. The hotel offers many options to choose from budget hotels to deluxe ones. Pokhara has a domestic airport. Domestic flights connect Pokhara with Kathmandu for air travellers. Pokhara is connected by road with many cities including Kathmandu City.


  • Multi-hazard risk assessment
  • Geophysical disaster risk management
  • Hydro-meteorological disaster risk management
  • Water and wastewater systems in disaster
  • Environmental issues in disaster management
  • Climate Change
  • Smart system for building and cities
  • Information technology in disasters management
  • Construction health safety engineering
  • Integrated systems and solutions for disaster management
  • Health risk and disaster psychology
  • Health facilities, risk identification & assessment
  • Social-economic impacts & resilience

Organizing Committee

Dr. Binaya Kumar Mishra

(Coordinator), Professor, School of Engineering, Pokhara University

Dr. Damaru Prasad Paneru

Director, School of Health and Allied Sciences, Pokhara University

Er. Arjun Gautam, Director

School of Engineering, Pokhara University

Dr. Tek Raj Gyawali

Professor, School of Engineering, Pokhara University

Dr. Madhav Prasad Koirala

Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Pokhara University

Dr. Rajib Pokhrel

Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Pokhara University

Dr. Hem Chandra Chaulagai

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, Pokhara University

Ms. Rojana Dhakal

Assistant Professor, School of Health and Allied Sciences, Assistant Professor, Pokhara University

Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee for SPHERA International Conference:

No Name Affiliation
01 Prof. Dr. Binaya Kumar Mishra School of Engineering, Pokhara University, Nepal
02 Dr. Chandrakala Sharma Tribhuvan University, Nepal
03 Mr. Chiranjivi Adhikari Faculty of Health and Allied Science, Pokhara University, Nepal
04 Dr. Damaru Prasad Paneru Faculty of Health and Allied Science, Pokhara University, Nepal
05 Dr. Hari Krishna Shrestha Nepal Engineering College, Nepal
06 Dr. Keshav Basnet Western Regional Campus, IoE, Nepal
07 Prof. Dr. Khem Raj Sharma Nepal Engineering College, Nepal
08 Dr. Kishan Datta Bhatta Faculty of Science and Technology, Far Western University, Nepal
09 Dr. Krishna Devkota APF Command and Staff College, Kathmandu, Nepal
10 Dr. Narayan Chaulagain GIZ, Nepal
11 Dr. Nawaraj Khatiwada Kathmandu University, Nepal
12 Dr. Pawan Bhattarai Pulchowk Campus, IoE, Nepal
13 Prof. Dr. Rabindra Shrestha Pulchowk Campus, IoE, Nepal
14 Dr. Rajib Pokhrel School of Engineering, Pokhara University, Nepal
15 Prof. Dr. Ram Kumar Sharma Pulchowk Campus, IoE, Nepal
16 Prof. Dr. Tek Raj Gyawali School of Engineering, Pokhara University, Nepal
17 Dr. Yogendra Mishra Department of Irrigation, Nepal

Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee for SPHERA International Conference:

No Name Designation Affiliation Country
01 Prof. Constantina Alvarez Coordinator University of Oviedo Spain
02 Prof. Edna Yamasaki Vice Rector University of Nicosia Cyprus
03 SOLIMAN AbdelHamid Contact Person STAFFORDSHIRE University United Kingdom
04 Ana Agante Lucas Contact Person Instituto Superior Tecnico Portugal
05 Farhod Ahrorov Vice Rector Samarkand Agricultural Institute Uzbekistan
06 Karshiev Zaynidin Contact Person Samarkand Branch of Tashkent University of Information Technologies Uzbekistan
07 Zafar Aminov Vice Rector Samrkand Medical Institute Uzbekistan
08 Prof. Madan Koirala Contact Person Tribhuvan University Nepal
09 Er. Buddhi Raj Joshi Contact Person Pokhara University Nepal


Registration fee

For domestic participants:

Student: NPR 1500

Others: NPR 3000

For International participants:

Student: NPR 5000 (50 USD)

Others: NPR 7500 (75 USD)

Registration fee payment will be made at conference venue. Fee waiver request may be accepted on the discretion of organizer.

Abstract Submission


Important Dates

Submission of abstract:


April 14, 2019
Notification of acceptance:


April 15, 2019
Submission of full paper/Poster:


April 22, 2019

Full Paper Submission



Dr. Binaya Kumar Mishra (
Dr. Damaru Prasad Paneru (

Pokhara University, Pokhara-30, Lekhnath, Kaski, P.O. Box: 427, Nepal

Phone: (+977) 61-504141

Mobile: 9858088566, 9856039276

Conference webpage: