Mr. Peter Adamson Scott
Vice President Hon.
|Vice President Hon.||ICID OFFICE BEARERS - HONORAIRE||1969-1972|
, United Kingdom
After graduating from Edibnurgh University in 1926 with honours degree in Civil Engineering, P.A. Scott Joined the London firm of Consulting Engineers now known as Sir William Halcrow and Partners, where he retired as Senior Partner in 1973 and became a Consultant to the Firm. His early experience was in Hydro-electric and port engineering, during his first twentyone years with the said Firm he spent fourteen years in the development and operation of major overseas ports in Beira (Mozambique) and Rangoon (Burma). On his return to the UK in 1946 and his appointment as a Partner in his Firm, the duty of conducting the large overseas development projects following ending of the second world war devolved largely upon him. Starting with the rehabilitation and expansion of the Libyan Ports of Tripoli, Benghazi, Derma and Tobruk and other smaller ports, he was in charge of development projects of the new Ports of Kuwait, Dubai Sharjah, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Tema (Ghana). During this period (1948 onwards) he was also responsible for the conduct of major river basin investigations and developments involving hydro-electric power, irrigation, water supply and flood control in Ghana, (Volta River Project), Malawi (Shire Valley Project), Guyana (Black Bush Folder, Tapakuma Irrigation etc.) Tanzania (Oabgani Rivers Basin Project and Luichi Delta Development), Antigua and other Caribbean Islands and, in South Africa, the 82 km. Long "Orange-Fish" irrigation tunnel. In the UK he was responsible for two of Britain`s highest dams, and for railway and other tunnels, as well as for major dock and harbour developments. He has played an active role on councils and committees of many national and international professional bodies and has contributed technical papers to them on matters of engineering interest. His connection with the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage dates from its inception in 1950 when he represented the Institution of Civil Engineers on a UK Government Committee set up to consider the Indian Government`s proposals to create this new International Commission.
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