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Road cut slopes in Nepal

A new grant of £35k has been awarded by EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) to the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR) PDRA Dr Ellen Robson on “Implementing road cut design policy guidelines for Nepal”.

This new grant will be led by Dr Ellen Robson (IHRR PDRA) with Dr Bhim Kumar Dahal (Assistant Professor, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal) and Professor David Toll (IHRR Co-Director). This project aims to prepare and publish a comprehensive set of road cut design policy guidelines based on empirical rules established during previous research conducted by the project team with government engineers in Nepal. Training for Nepalese road engineers on the use of these guidelines is a significant aspect of the work. The integration of these guidelines into policy will enhance the resilience of Nepal’s roads.

This project is supported by Mott MacDonald UK, the Department of Local Infrastructure (Government of Nepal), and Nepal Geotechnical Society

Implementing road cut design policy guidelines for Nepal”, EPSRC IAA, £35k, (1 Dec 2023 - 1 Dec 2024)