Dr. M.A. Chitale
Secretary General Hon.
|Secretary General Hon.||ICID OFFICE BEARERS - HONORAIRE||1993-1997|
Dr. Madhav A. Chitale joined as ICID Secretary-General with effect from 1 January 1993. Dr. Chitale, born in 1934, graduated with distinction in Civil Engineering in 1955 and joined the Maharashtra State Engineering Service (Class I) in 1956, where he held engineering posts at various levels associated with planning, investigation and construction of river valley projects and then worked as Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra (1981-1983), before moving over to the Government of India in 1984, as Commissioner, River Basins. He was appointed as Chairman, Central Water Commission (apex body of India`s water sector) and Ex-Officio Secretary to the Government of India in 1985 and thereafter as Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India from 1989. He retired from Government service in August 1992.
Dr. Chitale was Chairman of Indian National Committee on Large Dams (1986-1987), Indian National Committee of ICID (1986-1987), and Indian National Committee on Hydrology (1985-1988), President, Indian Water Resources Society (1989-1990), and a Vice President, International Water Resources Association (1989-1991). He is member of the United Nations Environmental Program`s Water Advisory Committee (since 1989) and Vice President of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (1992-1993). He was honoured with the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad in 1989. Member of the United Nations Environment Program`s Water Advisory Committee (1989-92). Member of the Scientific and Programme Committee of the International Lake Environment Foundation (ILEC) since May 1995. Member of the Interim Foundation Committee for World Water Council since April 1995 and then Member of the Interim Board of Governors of WWC since March 1996 and of the Executive Committee of WWC since June 1996. Chairman, Maharashtra State (2nd) Irrigation Commission since January 1996. Dr. Chitale was awarded Stockholm Water Prize in 1993 for his contribution to the conservation of the worlds water resources and public education programmes.
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