Prof. A.N. Ascochensky
Vice President Hon.
|Vice President Hon.||ICID OFFICE BEARERS - HONORAIRE||1960-1963|
Prof. Ascochensky was born in 1898 and graduated in 1925 in Hydro-technique from the Leningrad Institution of Railways. After graduation he worked in Central Asia as a Hydro-technical Engineer up to 1950. He was connected with research planning, design and construction of irrigation canals, irrigation works and hydro-electric stations. Simulteneously with these duties he also worked as Prof. In Tashkent Research Institute. He was elected as member of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences in 1943 and was Vice President of the Academy in 1947. Prof. Ascochensky joined the Ministry of Agriculture in 1950 in Moscow and worked there as Deputy Minister upto 1957. As Deputy Minister of Agriculture, he was overall incharge of irrigation and drainage development in the whole of Soviet Union. In 1956 he was elected a member of the Lenin Academy of Agricultural Sciences. In 1957, he left Ministry of Agriculture and joined the Academy of Agricultural Sciences as head of the department of irrigation and drainage, where he worked for a long time. He was also elected as a member of the Presidium of the Agriculture Sciences. Prof. Ascochensky remained President of the USSR National Committee of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, and Vice President of IEC.
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