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Y.M. Gopala Krishna

Y.M. Gopala Krishna
Associate Director (e-Governance)

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Y.M. Gopala Krishna is an experienced Civil Engineering Professional, who joined CGG on deputation from the Irrigation & CAD Department of the Government of Telangana. With over 30 years of experience, he has held various positions within the department, including Executive Engineer and Deputy Superintending Engineer.

Gopala Krishna holds a postgraduate degree in water resources from Osmania University, Hyderabad. Throughout his career, he has been involved in several notable projects and activities. In the early stages of his career, he was associated with the Jurala Project and conducted hydraulic model studies at TSERL (previously APERL) in Hyderabad.

He has also played a key role in the Hydrology Project Phase-I and Phase-II of the National Hydrology Project. During this time, he was involved in data processing and database management using specialized software such as SWDES and HYMOS, along with a GIS-based front end developed by Delft Hydraulics in the Netherlands under the World Bank Project. He actively participated in World Bank Reviews, Workshops, and Trainings, including training programs conducted by consultants like the Danish Hydraulic Institute, Denmark.

Gopala Krishna has attended training programs on SWAT at IIT Madras as part of capacity building under the CLIMARICE project in collaboration with Bioforsk, IWMI, and TNAU. He also participated in the '2012 International SWAT Conference' held in New Delhi, organized by IIT Delhi.

During his tenure as Scientist 'SD' (DEE), he supervised the development of a Web-Based Tank Information System (TIS), providing comprehensive access to the database for Tank Memoir data of all tanks in the state. He also worked on reservoir sedimentation in major irrigation projects using remote sensing and GIS techniques; and undertaken studies for SRSP, KADAM, LMD, Nizamsagar & Singur at the Telangana State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (TRAC), previously known as APSRAC, on deputation.

Furthermore, Gopala Krishna has been involved in geomatics for the preparation of GIS-based maps related to Krishna, Godavari, Pennar, and other basins for Tribunals and other inter-state water resources units.

His vast experience and expertise in the field of irrigation and CAD make him a valuable asset in driving efficient and effective governance practices.