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Executive Director, ISET-Nepal

MSc in Engineering

Ajaya Dixit, currently Executive Director, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET – Nepal), Kathmandu, has an MSc in Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Mr. Dixit completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Orissa, India.

Previously, Mr. Dixit has held positions at Institute of Engineering, Kathmandu and Nepal Water for Health among others.He has published extensively in prestigious journals such as the Economic and Political Weekly the most recent publication relating to Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Ecosystem-based Adaptation (2015).

Mr. Dixit’s research interests include water economics, irrigation, hydro-electricity and related engineering and energy; dams and reservoirs, disaster risk management, mainstreaming climate resilience, climate change adaptation and climate change vulnerability among others.

Profile Summary

  • climate change vulnerability

  • climate change adaptation

  • mainstreaming climate resilience

  • disaster risk management



Catalyzing Transformative Changes for Resilience: Integrated Land-Use Planning for Enhanced Social Capital ​

Gorkha Earthquake: Recovery Challenges in a Fluid Terrain


Re-imagining Inclusive Urban Futures for Transformation: An Agenda for Engaged Research and Informed Public Dialogue


Mainstreaming Climate Sensitive Indicators into an Existing Food Monitoring System


Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Disaster Risk Reduction Under Changing Climate Conditions: Case Study Results and Underlying Principles


Proceedings of the Scientific and Technical Conference on Adapting to Climate Change in Asia


From Research to Capacity, Policy and Action: Enabling Adaptation to Climate Change for Poor Populations in Asia through Research, Capacity Building and Innovation


From Risk to Resilience #8: Moving from Concepts to Practice: A Process and Methodology Summary for Identifying Effective Avenues for Risk Management Under Changing Climatic Conditions


From Risk to Resilience #6: Costs and Benefits of Flood Mitigation in the Lower Bagmati Basin: Case of Nepal Tarai and the North Bihar


Working with the Winds of Change: Toward Strategies for Responding to the Risks Associated with Climate Change and other Hazards


Adaptive Capacity and Livelihood Resilience: Adaptive Strategies for Responding to Floods and Droughts in South Asia


The Fluid Mosaic: Water Governance in the Context of Variability, Uncertainty and Change


Water Nepal: Water, Human Rights and Governance

Rethinking the Mosaic: Investigations into Local Water Management

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