Durga Khatiwada, MSc

Durga Khatiwada was a student of the SIT program Geoscience in the Himalaya in 2013, which was a formative experience for her. She has since completed her Master of Science degree in Geology (Engineering Geology) from Tribhuvan University, with a thesis entitled “Evaluation of Rockfall Hazard in the Imja Glacier Lake.” Since 2021, she has been assistant professor at Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara. Her family lives in Kathmandu.

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Khatiwada, D., Dahal, R.K. Rockfall hazard in the Imja Glacial Lake, eastern Nepal. Geoenviron Disasters 7, 29 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40677-020-00165-9

Khatiwada, D., Observation on deformation and metamorphism in Island Peak, the Everest region of Nepal. Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, 37 (2020). ISSN 2676-1386 (Print): ISSN 2676-1394 (Online) (151-163)

Rai, S.M., Bhattarai, T.N. and Khatiwada, D., 2020. Hot Water Springs (Thermal Springs) in Nepal: A Review on their Location, Origin, and Importance. Journal of Development Innovations, 4(2), pp.24-42.

Master’s Thesis on “Evaluation of Rockfall Hazard in the Imja Glacial Lake Area.’’ Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University on 2017 December.

“Impacts of Urbanization on Groundwater Recharge and Discharge”, Geo World Students’ Magazine, Volume 5, 2014, April, (23-26).

“Kagbeni: How I saw it ’’ (In Nepali), Geo World Students’ Magazine, Volume 5, 2014, April, (109-112).

“Railway development in Nepal” (In Nepali), Kantipur Daily Newspaper, 16 January , 2020 (Nawaraj Khatiwada, Durga Khatiwada, Paribesh Parajuli)


  • MSc, Geology (specialization in Engineering Geology), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • BSc, Geology, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Durga Khatiwada, MSc

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