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MAHESH-PATHAKQualification:
M.E. Town Planning, B.E. Civil
Experience:

Professional Brief: Water management Professional having more than 25 years of field experience. Currently working as Director of Unity Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Accomplishments : Books Published :  NiraliPrakashan- Pune, published the following books for the diploma course in Civil Engineering.

1.Environmental Engineering – for third year diploma students.
2.Construction – for second year diploma students.
M.E. Town Planning, B.E. Civil.

Currently working as an Associated Professor of Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management in the Department of Water Science and Engineering in the core group of Flood Resilience, Assela Pathirana has 17 years of experience in teaching at post-doctoral-level. He is a Civil Engineer and hydrologist originating from Sri Lanka. He holds Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, B.Sc.Eng. (First Class Honours) (1995) from University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka and Masters (1998) and Doctoral (2001) degrees in Civil Engineering, specializing in hydrology and water resources engineering, from Tokyo University. He worked as a senior research fellow of the Environment and Sustainable Development programme of United Nations University and later as a research scientist of the International Centre for Water Hazard Risk Management (UNESCO-ICHARM), before joining IHE-DELFT in year 2006. During the last twelve years he has been engaged in more than thirty research and capacity development projects ranging from Developing countries to European context with funding from different Dutch, European and International outlets.

ANSHUL-GUJRATHI
An environmental architect, Anshul Gujarathi is the founder of Eco-Solutions, a leading firm of multi-disciplinary architects and energy consultants specializing in environmental architecture, eco interiors, green building consultancy, certifications, and sustainable concept development. With extensive experience of close to 20 years in consulting for sustainable governance projects across the world, Anshul has worked across India, Dubai, Muscat, Mauritius and France. An accredited assessor at Green certification authorities such as IGBC, GRIHA and USGBC LEED, she has worked closely on various projects for the public and private sector. An author for a guide to architectural entrance examinations, and a regular speaker at forums as well as seminars on energy efficiency and green buildings, Anshul has been associated with Unity Knowledge since five years.

ASHOK-ALAWANI

As technical advisor with Unity for over a decade, Ashok Alawani is a perfect combination of theoritical knowledge and practical experience, having worked extensively on water supply and water management over the years. He has travelled far and gathered deep experience by being associated with various projects entrusted by the Government of India on water supply for urban and rural landscapes, with UNICEF for a paper on ‘Urban Water Supply’, with Tata Institute of Social Sciences for a detailed socio-economic study for the World Bank, for multiple Detailed Project Reports in Pune, as consultant for programs under JNNURM and UIDSSMT (Government of India), and as coordinator for the World Bank Assisted Aquifer Water Management Project in Pune, to name a few. His passion for community participation based projects and training rural members towards active participation and responsibility during implementation and role during operation of rural water supply schemes, is noteworthy.

MEHERZADE-DUBASH

As Chief Operating Officer at Unity IE World (formerly known as Unity Consultants Pvt. Ltd.), Unity Knowledge and Unity Motion Pictures, Meherzade Dubash oversees the operations of the entire organization.From project opportunity identification to bid process activities such as attending pre-bid meetings, preparation of technical and financial bids, negotiations with client, bid process documentation etc. He has been actively involved in the preparation of tender documents and DPRs for various water supply and waste water (sewerage) schemes, to name a few, Aurangabad Municipal Corporation, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, and Akola Municipal Corporation. As internal ISO auditor for the organization, he not only prepared the ISO Quality system for the organization, but has also been conducting internal audits for various departments regularly. He is also the focal point for all client satisfaction issues. A civil engineer and a post graduate in Construction Management, Meherzade’s expertise and contribution to Unity over the last decade, has been phenomenal.

As Geographic Information System (GIS) Expert, Director at Unity Geospatial LLP, Dr. Shrikant Gabale, is leading the GIS related activities for the organization. Dr. Gabale has completed his Ph.D in Urban Geomorphology (Geography-Earth Science) from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, and Post-Graduation Diploma in Environment and Sustainable development (PGDESD), From IGNOU, Delhi. He has 9 years of working experience in this field. He worked as a Research Officer in YASHADA, Govt. of Maharashtra. He has conducted many training sessions on Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing subjects its use in Government and Private Sectors. He is a visiting faculty in different Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture Engineering Colleges, and Govt. Institutes. He has also conducted plenary sessions at State Level, National Level and International Level conferences.

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