M S Raviprakash
Mr. M.S. Raviprakash is working as Principal Coordinator for Capacity Building of Engineers with ACIWRM since April 2016. He is responsible for organising capacity building programmes for engineers of Water Resources Department in the fields of Integrated Water Resources Management and related thematic trainings in Karnataka, India and abroad. He is also involved in other activities of ACIWRM, such as State Specific Action Plan for Water Sector, Composite Water Management Index, groundwater part of River Basin Management, and sustainable groundwater management.
He is a post graduate in Geology and a certificate holder in Groundwater Geophysics. He also attended a ‘Professional Development programme in Agricultural Research for Development’ from The Netherlands. Started his career as a groundwater scientist in March 1985, Raviprakash also worked on watershed management, promotion of sustainable agriculture in dryland areas, corporate social responsibility, and governance related projects/programmes across the country. Prior to joining ACIWRM, Ravi was involved in National Drinking Water Security Pilot Project. He worked with NGOs, private agencies, corporate sector and also in bilateral programmes. He is passionate about land & water sector and building capacities of the youth to achieve water security.