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P. Somasekhar Rao

P. Somasekhar Rao is a M.Sc. (Tech) and Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Osmania University and a Masters Degree holder in Business Administration (MBA). Having a career span of 14 years in development sector with a spectrum of experience with NGOs, Government Departments, University and Donor Agencies he gradually evolved into a rural development specialist with focus on water and agriculture. He is working with the Food and Agricultural Organization of The United Nations, as a National Professional Officer, based at New Delhi. He earlier worked with the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Technology Mission, also at New Delhi. He has been in the forefront of the process of evolving the water sector policy in various states. He is one of the key contributor in bringing out the Water Vision Document of Andhra Pradesh. He has several scientific and popular articles to his credit. His latest addition to water literature as Technical Advisor is a book Springs of Life: India's Water Resources. He is an ardent supporter of participatory approaches in natural resource management and has been a constant support and inspiration for innumerable successful field programmes.