M K Srinivas graduated in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad and did his Masters degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He joined the Central Water Engineering Service in 1988 as Assistant Director. He has over 30years of experience in the field of Water Resources Development and Management. He has held various positions as Deputy Director, Director and Chief Engineer and worked in various areas such as Hydrometry, Flood Forecasting, Flood Management, Hydrological Data Processing, Project Appraisal and Project Monitoring. He also worked as Director,National Water Academy, Punefor about 5 years. Presently he is also working as Chief Engineer of the Southern Region of NWDA,which is entrusted with the responsibility of preparation of Detailed Project Reports for various links of the Interlinking of Rivers Programme, Ministry of Water Resources, RiverDevelopment andGanga Rejuvenation, Government of India.