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Geography and City and Regional Planning

Mohan B. Dangi, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor
Environmental Science and Engineering

Office: Science 166
Office Phone: 559.278.4857
Email: mdangi@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Spring 2021

Listing of classes taught
Class Location
GEOG 128: Environ Pollution Digital Camp
GEOG 128: Environ Pollution Digital Camp
GEOG 128: Environ Pollution Digital Camp
GEOG 133: Env Policy Mgt Digital Camp 

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-11:00am or by appointment

BiographyResearchLeadershipAwardsCoursesPublicationsPresentationsNews & Media

Biography

Mohan Bahadur Dangi is an American environmental engineer, science diplomat, and a professor in the Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning at California State University (CSU), Fresno with specialization in technical and social aspects of solid waste engineering and management. He is recognized internationally for curriculum development and capacity building activities in Nepal. His work has produced eight memoranda of understanding between the U.S. and Nepali universities and has developed two engineering curricula, K-12 Renewable Energy Curriculum, and promotion of environmental science and engineering education in his native country of Nepal. He has created and reinvented eight courses for California State University, Fresno and University of Wyoming. He initiated a life-changing study abroad course to third pole, Cultural Landscape and Environmental Change in the Himalayas, which brings ten U.S. students to work with ten of their Nepali peers each year. His peer-reviewed publications have proven important contributions to the discipline of waste management and environmental policy.

U.S. and Nepali researchers trek across famous Annapurna Range to study mountain ecosystem.

U.S. and Nepali researchers led by Dangi trek across famous Annapurna Range to study mountain ecosystem.

Professor Dangi, a 2017-18 Fulbright Specialist Award winner from the U.S. Department of State, has received numerous recognitions for his work, for example, he has been recommended for Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Nepal in 2020 also by the U.S. Department of State. He was nominated for Steven K. Dentel AEESP Award for Global Outreach and his students have received Best Poster Presentation Awards at state (CCRS 2013) and international (GWMS 2010) research presentations.

Professor Dangi earned his Ph.D. and MS in Geography and Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, both MSc in Environmental Science and Engineering and BSc in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining with a minor in Asian Studies and International Politics from Colorado School of Mines, and AS in Physical Sciences from Central Wyoming College. He is a professional engineer (PE) in Colorado and serves on the Editorial Board of Waste Management & Research, Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Journal of Waste Management and Environmental Issues, and Jacobs Journal of Civil Engineering.

U.S. and Nepali students and Dangi evaluate water quality of Phewa Lake in Nepal.

U.S. and Nepali students and Dangi (in black t-shirt) evaluate water quality of Phewa Lake in Nepal.

Research

Professor Dangi is known best in applying stratified cluster-sampling technique to understand municipal solid waste generation at the source in low-income countries. He has successfully tested a combination of engineering and social science approach to tackle a four-decade long, ineffective endeavor in solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal. The work has received considerable media and official attention including publications in various high impact factor journals.

Other local, national, and international research activities include life cycle analysis of green waste in Fresno; an evaluation of water quality in the San Joaquin River, America’s Most endangered Rivers 2014; coalbed methane produced waters in Wyoming; and examination of community-based solution to advancing climate change in the Himalayas.

A student, Sergio Moreno and Dangi measure compost data in Avenal, California

A student, Sergio Moreno and Dangi (in purple hardhat) measure compost data in Avenal, California.

Leadership

Professor Dangi’s leadership at CSU, Fresno include: 1.) Chair, College International Education Committee, 2.) Faculty Advisor, Nepalese Students Association, 3.) Academic Senator, 4.) Department Assessment Coordinator, 5.) Department Board Coordinator, 6.) Member, Research, Personnel, and Scholarship Committees, 7.) Member, Interim Dean Search, and 8.) Member, Environmental Planning and Human Geography Faculty Searches. In addition, he is a: 9.) Co-Chair, Global Conference on Environment & Sustainability, 10.) Member, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), and 11.) Chair, University Task Force on Climate Action.

Experiential classroom in Ghandruk village nestled at the foot of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal in Nepal
Experiential classroom in Ghandruk village nestled at the foot of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal in Nepal.

Awards (and Recognition)

Courses – Developed and Taught

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Environmental Policy Management
  • Introduction to Environmental Entrepreneurship
  • Cultural Landscape and Environmental Change in the Himalayas
  • EIA in Nepal for Sustainable Waste Management
  • Environmental Quality in the Himalayas
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Geography of South Asia

Courses – Taught

Solid Waste Engineering

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Environmental Pollution

People and Places: A Global Perspective

people sitting and standing posing Rasuwa, Nepal for Tamang community

Initiation of rebuilding of school damaged by 2015 earthquake in Rasuwa, Nepal for Tamang community.

Publications – Refereed Articles

Dangi, M.B., Urynowicz, M.A., and Udayasankar, U. 2018. Assessment of the experimental conditions affecting natural oxidant demand of soil by permanganate. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6, 5160-5166.

Dangi, M.B., Chaudhary, R.P, Rijal, K., Stahl, P.D., Belbase, S., Gerow, K.G., Fernandez, D., and Pyakurel, B. 2018. Impacts of environmental change on agroecosystems and livelihoods in Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. Environmental Development, 25, 59-72.

Dangi, M.B., Schoenberger, E., Boland, J.J. 2017. Assessment of environmental policy implementation in solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal. Waste Management & Research, 35, 618-626.

Dangi, M.B., Schoenberger, E., and Boland, J.J. 2015. Foreign aid in waste management: A case of Kathmandu, Nepal. Habitat International, 49, 393-402. 

Dangi, M.B., Fernandez, D., Bom, U.B., Belbase, S., and Kaphle, R. 2015. Evaluation of environmental impact assessment report preparation and public participation in landfill projects in Nepal. Habitat International, 46, 72-81.

Belbase, S., Urynowicz, M.A., Vance, G.F., and Dangi, M.B. 2013. Passive remediation of coalbed natural gas co-produced water using zeolite. J. of Environmental Management, 131, 318-324. 

Dangi, M.B., Urynowicz, M.A., and Belbase, S. 2013. Characterization, generation, and management of household solid waste in Tulsipur, Nepal. Habitat International, 40, 65-72.

Dangi, M.B., Pretz, C.R., Urynowicz, M.A., Gerow, K.G., and Reddy, J.M. 2011. Corrigendum to “Municipal Solid Waste Generation in Kathmandu, Nepal” [J. Environ. Manage. 91 (2011) 240-249]. J. of Environmental Management, 92 (7), 1894.

Dangi, M.B., Pretz, C.R., Urynowicz, M.A., Gerow, K.G., and Reddy, J.M. 2011. Municipal solid waste generation in Kathmandu, Nepal. J. of Environmental Management, 92 (1), 240-249.

Dangi, M.B., Cohen, R.R.H., Urynowicz, M.A., and Poudyal, K.N. 2009. Searching for a way to sustainability – technical and policy analyses for solid waste issues in Kathmandu. Waste Management & Research, 27 (3), 295-301.

Dangi, M.B., Urynowicz, M.A., Gerow, K.G., and Thapa, R.B. 2008. Use of stratified cluster sampling for efficient estimation of solid waste generation at household level. Waste Management & Research, 26 (6), 493-499.

Dangi (in grey t-shirt) collects data in local efforts for sustainable development in Dhikpur, Nepal

Dangi (in grey t-shirt) collects data in local efforts for sustainable development in Dhikpur, Nepal.

Publications – Proceedings

Thapaliya, A., Rijal, K., and Dangi, M.B. 2020. Solid waste characterization and sewage outlet mapping of slums in Kathmandu, Nepal. Global Waste Management Symposium 2020. Indian Wells, CA. February 23-26, 2020.

Shakya, R., Giri, B., and Dangi, M.B. 2020. Characterization of leachate and water samples near landfill locations. Global Waste Management Symposium 2020. Indian Wells, CA. February 23-26, 2020.

Malla, O.B., Dangi, M.B., and Khatiwada, N.R. 2018. Life cycle assessment of municipal solid waste management system; a case of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal. Global Waste Management Symposium 2018. Indian Wells, CA. February 11-14, 2018.

Adhikari, S., Dangi, M.B., Pyakurel, B., and Rijal, K. 2016. Understanding waste management in the Himalayas: A case of Ghandruk, Nepal. Global Waste Management Symposium 2016. Indian Wells, CA. January 31-February 3, 2016.

Dangi, M.B., Robins, C.D., Moreno, S., Mey, E.J., Hoke, N.N., Perez, R.A., Herrera, R., and Campos, L. 2014. Preliminary inquiry of life cycle analysis of green waste in Fresno. Global Waste Management Symposium 2014. Orlando, FL. June 22-25, 2014.

Moreno, S., Dangi, M.B., Robbins, C.D., Mey, E.J., Hoke, N.N., and Perez, R.A. 2014. Alternative waste management: A closer look of green waste in Fresno, California. Global Waste Management Symposium 2014. Orlando, FL. June 22-25, 2014.

Dangi, M.B., Urynowicz, M.A., and Belbase, S. 2012. Improving waste management through characterization of household waste in Tulsipur, Nepal. Global Waste Management Symposium 2012. September 30-October 3, 2012. Phoenix, AZ.

Mey, E., Dangi, M.B., Perez, R., Hoke, N., Robbins, C., and Moreno, S. 2012. Characterization of green waste in Fresno, California. Global Waste Management Symposium 2012. September 30-October 3, 2012. Phoenix, AZ.

Bom, U.B., Gribb, W.J., Pragger, S.D., Dangi, M.B., and Stahl, P.D. 2012. Policy recommendations for sustainable recycling program in the city of Laramie, Wyoming. Global Waste Management Symposium 2012. September 30-October 3, 2012. Phoenix, AZ.

Dangi, M.B., Urynowicz, M.A., and Gerow, K.G. 2010. Municipal solid waste generation across socioeconomic strata. Global Waste Management Symposium. October 3-6, 2010. San Antonio, TX. 9 pp.

Cox, D.E. and Dangi, M.B. 2010. Garbage in the alleys: How to keep alleyways clean in Fresno. Global Waste Management Symposium. October 3-6, 2010. San Antonio, TX. 11 pp.

Dangi, M., Urynowicz, M., and Cohen, R. 2006. Kathmandu's solid waste: Engineering and
policy analyses. International Solid Waste Association Annual Congress. October 1-5, 2006. Copenhagen, Denmark. 10 pp.

Bhattarai, R., Cohen, R., Dangi, M., and Walker, A. 2004. Efforts on building human capacity through curriculum development and renewable energy in Nepal. World Renewable Energy Congress VIII. August 29-September 3, 2004. Golden, CO. 5 pp.

Bhattarai, R.N, Cohen, R.H., and Dangi, M.B. 2003. International collaboration to strengthen energy and environmental component in Nepal's Diploma Engineering Education. Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development. October 12-14, 2003. Kathmandu, Nepal. pp. 226-229.

Walker, A. and Dangi, M. 1998. National Renewable Energy Laboratory and its involvement in Nepal. Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development. October 12-14, 1998. Kathmandu, Nepal. pp. 312-316.

Individuals from Thakali communit
Individuals from Thakali community participate in a climate change study in the Trans-Himalayan region.

Publications – Conference Abstracts

Dangi, M.B., Mey, E., Robbins, C., Pérez, R., Hoke, N.N., and Moreno, S. 2019. Linking Central Valley of California with mountain valleys of Nepal: Environmental implications of waste management practices in different social and cultural setting. Abstract Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Cities (icRS Cities).

Malla, O.B., Dangi, M.B., and Khatiwada, N.R. 2019. Life cycle assessment of municipal solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal. Abstract Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Cities (icRS Cities).

Neupane, M. and Dangi, M.B. 2017. Solid waste management practices at commercial level in Ghandruk, Nepal. International Conference on Mountains in the Changing World. October 27-28, 2017. Kathmandu, Nepal.

Shakya. R., Giri, B., and Dangi, M.B. 2017. Characterization of leachate and its impact on the quality of ground water nearby landfill sites of Kathmandu valley. International Conference on Mountains in the Changing World. October 27-28, 2017. Kathmandu, Nepal.

Dangi, M.B., Mey, E.J., Robbins, C.D., Perez, R.A., Hoke, N.N., and Moreno, S. 2016. Tapping untapped resources: Study of trash in the mountain valleys of Nepal and USA. International Conference on Mountains in the Changing World. October 1-2, 2016. Kathmandu, Nepal.

Dangi, M.B., Mey, E.J., Perez, R.A., Robbins, C.D., Hoke, N.N., and Moreno, S. 2016. Evaluation of Green Waste Management in Fresno, California. Association of American Geographers 2016 Annual Meeting. March 29-April 2, 2016. San Francisco, CA.

Dangi, M.B., Mey, E.J., Perez, R.A., Robbins, C.D., Hoke, N.N., and Moreno, S. 2015. Understanding green waste management in Fresno, California. International Conference on Waste Management & Environment. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. August 20-22, 2015.

Stearns, T.W., Dangi, M.B., Wichman, K.D., and Shaw, J. 2015. Spatial analysis of green waste management in Fresno, California. Association of American Geographers National Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 21-25, 2015.

Ramirez, M.M., Dangi, M.B., Fernando, K.F., Erlandsen, A.R., and Ng, S. 2015. Evaluation of water quality in San Joaquin River, California. Association of American Geographers National Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 21-25, 2015.

Erlandsen, A.R., Dangi, M.B., Jimenez, K.N., Ramirez, M., and Moreno, S. 2014. Survey of agricultural runoff in surface water sources in San Joaquin River. Association of American Geographers 2014 Annual Meeting. April 8-12, 2014. Tampa, FL.

Dangi, M.B., Robbins, C.D., Mey, E.J., Hoke, N.N., Perez, R.A., Moreno, S., and Bom, U.B. 2013. Life cycle analysis of green waste in Fresno, CA. Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors 50th Anniversary Conference. July 14-16, 2013. Golden, CO.

Hoke, N.N., Dangi, M.B., Robbins, C.D., Perez, R.A., Moreno, S., Olsson, A., and Mey, E.J. 2013. Spatial analysis of contaminants in the green waste stream in Fresno, California. Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors 50th Anniversary Conference. July 14-16, 2013. Golden, CO.

Hoke, N.N., Dangi, M.B., Robbins, C.D., Perez, R.A., Moreno, S., Olsson, A., and Mey, E.J. 2013. Evaluation of contaminants in the green waste stream in Fresno, California. 34th Annual Central California Research Symposium (CCRS). April 25, 2013. Fresno, CA.

Dangi, M.B., Cox, D.E., Bom, U.B., Belbase, S., and Kaphle, R. 2013. Environmental impact assessment in waste management in Nepal: Is it responsive, comprehensive, and people centric? Association of American Geographers 2013 Annual Meeting. April 9-13, 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

Hoke, N.N., Dangi, M.B., Robbins, C.D., Perez, R.A., Mey, E., Moreno, S., and Olsson, A. 2013. Contaminants in the green waste stream in Fresno, California. Association of American Geographers 2013 Annual Meeting. April 9-13, 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

Bom, U.B., Pragger, S.D., Gribb, W.J., and Dangi, M.B. 2013. Policy recommendations for sustainable recycling program in Laramie, Wyoming. Association of American Geographers 2013 Annual Meeting. April 9-13, 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

Dangi, M.B. 2010. Solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal: A legacy of unyielding failure. Association of American Geographers 2010 Annual Meeting. April 14-18, 2010. Washington, D.C.

Urynowicz, M.A., Udayasankar, U., Dangi, M., Vella, P.A., and Dingens, M.R. 2007. Experimental conditions affecting the determination of permanganate natural oxidant demand. The 4th European Conference on Oxidation and Reduction Technologies for In-Situ Treatment of Soil and Groundwater. October 16-18, 2007. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Dangi, M. 2006. Solid and hazardous waste: A perspective on statistical analysis. University of Wyoming 2006 Graduate Student Symposium. April 3-4, 2006. Laramie, WY.

Dangi, M., Crumb, J., and Maxson, S. 2003. Sustainable development and environmental ethics in engineering education. 17th Annual Conference of Phi Beta Delta. March 5-9, 2003. Puebla, Mexico.

Dangi takes time off to educate and learn from young schoolchildren near Kathmandu
Dangi (in green shirt) takes time off to educate and learn from young schoolchildren near Kathmandu.

Presentations – Oral

Development of decision support tool for solid waste management for Nepali municipalities. Recent Developments in SWM LCA Workshop. RTI International. Washington, DC. March 11, 2020. Invited.

Promoting recycling on-campus. Johanson Faculty Fellows Program. CSU, Fresno. November 21, 2019. Invited.

Linking Central Valley of California with mountain valleys of Nepal: Environmental implications of waste management practices in different social and cultural setting. 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability – Cities. The University of Adelaide. Adelaide, South Australia. July 2, 2019.

Globalizing technical higher education in the 21st Century. Internationalization of University Education. Tribhuvan University. Kathmandu, Nepal. June 9, 2019. Plenary invited.

Promoting recycling on-campus. An Environment Day Seminar on Integrated Environmental Management and Entrepreneurship. Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal. June 7, 2019. Invited.

Environmental implications of waste management practices in different social and cultural setting. International Seminar on Environmental Engineering and Management. Nepal Engineers’ Association, Pokhara, Nepal. May 30, 2019. Invited.

Earth Day Seminar: Promoting recycling on-campus. Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. CSU, Fresno. April 26, 2019. Invited.

International educational practice. Seminar on Current Management Issues. Nepal College of Management. Lalitpur, Nepal. August 10, 2018. Invited.

Appropriate waste management in low-income countries. Fulbright Workshop: Role of Local Government in Environmental Management and Food Safety. Kamalamai Municipality, Nepal. August 1, 2018. Keynote.

Evaluation of waste management techniques in low-income countries. Fulbright Workshop: Role of Local Government in Environmental Management and Food Safety. Bhakundebesi, Nepal. July 30, 2018. Keynote.

Sustainable solid waste management in developing countries. Fulbright Workshop: Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Nepal. Tokha, Nepal. July 27, 2018. Keynote.

Alternative waste management in low-income countries. A Seminar Presentation at Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University. Kirtipur, Nepal. July 25, 2018. Invited. 

Sustainable solid waste management in developing countries. Fulbright Workshop: Role of Local Government in Education, Environment, and Food Safety. Tulsipur, Nepal. July 20, 2018. Keynote.

Earth Day Seminar: Promoting recycling on-campus. Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. CSU, Fresno. April 27, 2018. Invited.

Environmental cost of managing solid waste in developing countries. Cultural Landscape and Environmental Change in the Himalayas. Tribhuvan University. Kirtipur, Nepal. May 24, 2017. Invited.

Nepal: A mystical land of abundance resources. Diversity Day event. US Department of Agriculture. Parlier, CA. April 21, 2017. Invited.

Tapping untapped resources: Study of trash in the mountain valleys of Nepal and USA. International Conference on Mountains in the Changing World. Kathmandu, Nepal. October 1, 2016. Invited.

Evaluation of green waste management in Fresno, California. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March 30, 2016.

Understanding green waste management in Fresno, California. International Conference on Waste Management & Environment. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. August 20, 2015.

Promoting recycling on campus. Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. CSU, Fresno. May 1, 2015. Invited.

Vulnerability to environmental change and people’s livelihood in Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. Association of American Geographers National Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 24, 2015.

Environmental sustainability in the Himalayas. This Way to Sustainability Conference X. California State University, Chico. March 26, 2015.

Solid waste management: A global perspective. Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering. CSU, Fresno. March 16, 2015. Invited.

What is solid waste and how it’s handled? Fugman Elementary School. Fresno, CA. December 17, 2014. Invited.

Water use in Nepal: Some observation from Annapurna Conservation Area. Department of Plant Science. CSU, Fresno. November 24, 2014. Invited.

Environmental cost of managing solid waste in developing countries. The Geography Symposium. CSU, Fresno. November 17, 2014. Invited.

Environmental cost of managing solid waste in developing countries. Environmental Quality in the Himalayas. TU, Kirtipur, Nepal. May 20, 2014. Invited.

An international collaboration in Nepal: Research and curriculum development opportunity. Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. CSU, Fresno. December 6, 2013. Invited.

Solid waste management: How to cope with it in developing countries. Women’s Environment Preservation Committee. Kupondole, Nepal. May 20, 2013. Invited. 

Environmental impact assessment in waste management in Nepal: Is it responsive, comprehensive, and people centric? Association of American Geographers 2013 Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. April 9, 2013.

Improving waste management through characterization of household waste in Tulsipur, Nepal. Global Waste Management Symposium 2012. Phoenix, AZ. October 1, 2012.

Enhancement of green economy through sustainable solid waste management technology. World Environment Day 2012. Ministry of Local Development, Nepal. June 4, 2012. Invited.

Waste management: Basics of engineering principles and systems analysis. Central Department of Environmental Science. Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal. May 28-June 1, 2012. Invited.

Waste management and basics of composting. Department of Civil Engineering. CSU, Fresno. November 17, 2011. Invited.

Some experience with biogas and composting from Nepal. Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY. April 20, 2011. Invited.

Municipal solid waste generation in Kathmandu, Nepal. Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY. April 18, 2011. Invited.

Old vs. New: Optimality of waste management in low-income countries. Economics Colloquium Series. CSU, Fresno. February 17, 2011. Invited.

Sustainable waste management in developing countries. Occasional Seminar on Environmental Education and Sustainable Development. Kathmandu University. Gwarko, Nepal. November 26, 2010. Invited.

Municipal solid waste generation in Kathmandu, Nepal. Department of Environmental Science and Engineering. Kathmandu University. Dhulikhel, Nepal. November 23, 2010. Invited.

Waste characterization in Kathmandu, Nepal. Department of Civil Engineering. CSU, Fresno. October 13, 2010. Invited.

Municipal solid waste generation across socioeconomic strata. Global Waste Management Symposium 2010. San Antonio, TX. October 6, 2010.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal: A case of permanent dysfunction. International Seminar, Central Department of Botany. Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal. July 22, 2010. Invited.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal: A legacy of unyielding failure. Association of American Geographers 2010 Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. April 15. 2010.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu: A case of permanent dysfunction. Fulbright Alumni Association of Nepal and Fulbright Commission Nepal. Kathmandu, Nepal. January 13, 2010. Invited.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal: The anatomy of persistent failure. Tea & Trash Talk Seminar. US Embassy and USAID. Kathmandu, Nepal. January 12, 2010. Keynote.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal: A case of permanent dysfunction. Department of Geography. CSU, Fresno. April 3, 2009. Invited.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal: A case of permanent dysfunction. Department of International Health. The Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD. February 27, 2009. Invited.

Understanding solid waste issues in developing countries. Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY. December 5, 2007. Invited.

Waste management in Kathmandu and prospects for new endeavor – A contribution in waste generation studies. Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY. March 5, 2007. Invited.

Summarizing the benefits and highlights of past efforts in Nepal and future prospects. Kathmandu University. Dhulikhel, Nepal. January 4, 2007. Invited.

A Direction in solid waste study: Contemporary statistical methods for waste characterization at the source. National Seminar on Solid Waste and Environment. Institute of Engineering. Pulchowk, Nepal. January 2, 2007. Invited.

Solid and hazardous waste: A perspective on statistical analysis. University of Wyoming 2006 Graduate Student Symposium. Laramie, WY. April 4, 2006. 

Integration of Environmental Process Pilot Plant (EP3) Laboratory as a teaching and research tool in developing countries. Patan Multiple Campus. Patan Dhoka, Nepal. December 13, 2005. Invited.

Efforts on building human capacity through curriculum development and renewable energy in Nepal. World Renewable Energy Congress VIII. Denver, CO. August 30, 2004.

International experience and educational partnerships between the US and Nepalese universities. The 18th Annual Conference of the Phi Beta Delta. Washington, DC. March 28, 2004. Invited.

Environmental engineering curriculum for Diploma students and EPICS model with lessons learned from two different perspectives. Global Pathways Project. Institute of Engineering. Pulchowk, Nepal. December 24, 2003. Invited.

Natural and engineered environmental systems: Introductory environmental engineering course for Diploma in engineering students. Institute of Engineering. Pulchowk, Nepal. December 4, 2003. Invited.

Sustainable development and environmental ethics in engineering education. 17th Annual Conference of Phi Beta Delta. Puebla, Mexico. March 6, 2003.

UCLA and Fresno State students and Dangi study water quality of Millerton Lake, California
UCLA and Fresno State students and Dangi (in white hat) study water quality of Millerton Lake, California.

Presentations – Poster

Solid waste characterization and sewage outlet mapping of slums in Kathmandu, Nepal. Global Waste Management Symposium 2020. Indian Wells, CA. February 23-26, 2020.

Characterization of leachate and water samples near landfill locations. Global Waste Management Symposium 2020. Indian Wells, CA. February 23-26, 2020.

Life cycle assessment of municipal solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal. 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability – Cities. Adelaide, South Australia. July 1-3, 2019.

Life cycle assessment of municipal solid waste management system; a case of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal. Global Waste Management Symposium 2018. Indian Wells, CA. February 11-14, 2018.

Characterization of leachate and water samples from landfill sites and surrounding areas in Kathmandu Valley. Mountains in the Changing World. Kathmandu, Nepal. October 27-28, 2017.

Understanding waste management in the Himalayas: A case of Ghandruk, Nepal. Global Waste Management Symposium 2016. Indian Wells, CA. January 31-February 3, 2016.

Life cycle assessment of green waste in Fresno, California. Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors Conference. New Haven, CT. June 13-16, 2015.

Spatial analysis of green waste management in Fresno, California. Association of American Geographers National Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 21-25, 2015.

Evaluation of water quality in San Joaquin River, California. Association of American Geographers National Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 21-25, 2015.

Preliminary inquiry of life cycle analysis of green waste in Fresno. Global Waste Management Symposium 2014. Orlando, FL. June 22-25, 2014.

Survey of agricultural runoff in surface water sources in San Joaquin River. Association of American Geographers 2014 Annual Meeting. April 8-12, 2014. Tampa, FL.

Alternative waste management: A closer look of green waste in Fresno, California. Global Waste Management Symposium 2014. Orlando, FL. June 22-25, 2014.

Life cycle analysis of green waste in Fresno, CA. Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors 50th Anniversary Conference. Golden, CO. July 14-16, 2013.

Spatial analysis of contaminants in the green waste stream in Fresno, California. Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors 50th Anniversary Conference. Golden, CO. July 14-16, 2013.

Policy recommendations for sustainable recycling program in the city of Laramie, Wyoming. Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors 50th Anniversary Conference. Golden, CO. July 14-16, 2013.

Evaluation of contaminants in the green waste stream in Fresno, California. 34th Annual Central California Research Symposium. Fresno, CA. April 25, 2013.

Contaminants in the green waste stream in Fresno, California. Association of American Geographers 2013 Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. April 9-13, 2013.

Characterization of green waste in Fresno, California. Global Waste Management Symposium 2012. Phoenix, AZ. September 30-October 3, 2012.

Policy recommendations for sustainable recycling program in the city of Laramie, Wyoming. Global Waste Management Symposium 2012. Phoenix, AZ. September 30-October 3, 2012.

Combating illegal dumping: Alternative uses for city alleyways. Blue Tech Valley Water Conference. Clovis, CA. May 3-4, 2011.

Garbage in the alleys: How to keep alleyways clean in Fresno. Global Waste Management Symposium 2010. San Antonio, TX. October 3-6, 2010.

Kathmandu's solid waste: Engineering and policy analyses. International Solid Waste Association Annual Congress 2006. Copenhagen, Denmark. October 1-5, 2006.

Dangi (in the back) educates elementary school students about water treatment in Fresno, California.

Dangi (in the back) educates elementary school students about water treatment in Fresno, California.

News and Media

Global Conference on Environment & Sustainability to be held in Kathmandu. South Asia Time, for leading economic & business updates from UK. February 24, 2020.

First global conference on environment and sustainability to be held in November 2020. My Republica. February 5, 2020.

Batabaran sanrakshan ra bikaslai sangai laijana thulo chunauti [Maintaining development and environmental preservation together is a big challenge]: Biiz Talk. Business Plus Television. Kupondole, Nepal. November 1, 2019.

Feature – Sharing environmental expertise in Nepal. Fresno State Campus News. October 14, 2019.

Kathmandu upatyakama fohar kasari byabasthapan garna sakinchha bhanne janachetanamulak karyakram [An awareness program on how to organize solid waste in Kathmandu Valley]. Araniko Television. July 30, 2018.

Geography and City and Regional Planning Professor receives 2018 Fulbright Specialist Award. Fresno State College of Social Sciences news. March 23, 2018.

Faculty-led study abroad Nepal. Access Magazine. CSU, Fresno. Spring 2018.

Sunya fohar abadharana [Zero waste concept]. BBC Nepali News. October 31, 2017.

New study abroad course sends student researchers to Nepal. Fresno State College of Social Sciences. October 9, 2017.

Scientists conclude study in Annapurna area. The Himalayan Times. June 3, 2017.

Environmental research carried out in Annapurna Region. Recentfusion.com. Breaking news from Nepal. June 1, 2017.

Image Sambad (conversation): A nationally televised live interview covering environment and waste management. Image Channel TV. Nepal. October 8, 2016.

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Locals seek aid for Nepal quake victims. ABC 30 Action News. Fresno, CA. April 27, 2015.

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Doorway to Nepal: The story of one of UW’s strategic international partnerships began with a knock at the door. UWYO, 13 (3), 30-33. May 2012.

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Nepali bags US Award. The Himalayan Times. April 13, 2004.

Dr. Mohan of Fresno State

 

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