14 Aug Jamyang Namgyel
Country of citizenship: Bhutan
Completed scholarship: ongoing
Current role/s: Deputy Executive Engineer for Bhutan’s Department of Hydropower and Power Systems in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan
Jamyang is the Deputy Executive Engineer for Bhutan’s Department of Hydropower and Power Systems in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and has joined the Master of Integrated Water Management Program full-time in 2018. For the past seven years he has been involved in a number of notable hydropower projects in Bhutan, including the Reconnaissance Studies of Hydropower Project and in the Detail Project report preparation of the 2,640MW Kuri-Gongri Hydropower Project. Jamyang joined the MIMW to gain and develop insights in the context of integrating water resource management for water, food, energy and environmental purposes to take back to Bhutan where the planning and development of hydropower is a key strategic priority for the government.
Jampyang’s thesis topic is ‘Valuing of natural capital and ecosystem services: Exploring benefit transfer as a technique to estimate economic benefit of protecting Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhutan.’ This is in the context of a proposed hydropower development that would be built within, and inundate large parts of the Wildlife Sanctuary.