Dr. Kamineni Venkata Gopala Krishna Rao

Born in Godavarru, Andhra Pradesh, India on 10 October 1945. Educated at Zilla Parishad Schools in Krishna District, Andhra University Engineering College, Visakhapatnam, 1962-67; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1967-74; B.E. 1967, M.Tech. 1969, Ph.D. 1975.

Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist, and Project Manager, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 1975-96; Research Manager, Rajasthan Agricultural Drainage Project, Kota, Rajasthan, 1996-2000; Water Management Specialist, Mission Support Unit, Water Conservation Mission, Govt. of AP, Hyderabad, 2001-2004; Member Secretary, AP Water Vision Task Force, I&CAD Department, Govt. of AP, Hyderabad, 2005; Head Consultancy Services, M/s Indwa Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, 2006-09. Professor and Head, Civil Engineering Department, PVP Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada, A.P. 2009-17. Advisor, Environment Management, AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation, Vijayawada, AP 2017-19.

Fellow: Institution of Engineers (India)

Research Areas: Irrigation and drainage engineering, reclamation of salt affected soils

Address: 59A-8/7-12, 7th Road, Maruthui Cooperative Colony, Vijayawada 520008, A.P.; [Tel: Cell: 9849045342; Email: kvgkrao@gmail.com]