Dr. Tara Nidhi Bhattarai is a Professor at the Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus, Tribhuvan University. He has served the institution as the Head of the Geology Department from November 2010 to November 2014. He has over 25 years of teaching and research experiences. He has published about 50 articles in technical journals, proceedings, and edited volumes. Besides editing books and journals, he has also contributed book chapters in several edited publications. He has served as a member of the Nepal Government's delegation to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conferences and other high level climate change meetings. He has also served as the President of the Japanese Universities Alumni Association (JUAAN). He has undertaken several international joint collaborative research initiatives in the field of geological processes, natural hazard management, solid waste management, water pollution, intercity transport, climate change and sustainable development. Dr. Bhattarai obtained his Master's Degree in Geology from Tribhuvan University; a PG Diploma in Engineering Geology from ITC, the Netherlands; and a PhD in Engineering Geology from Kyushu University, Japan.