Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai is organizing a training workshop for mid-career Indian administrators on ‘New Approaches in Integrated River Management: A Case of the Ganga River Basin’ to be conducted by Dr. Anthony Acciavatti, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University. The training is a part of the ongoing Mid-Career Training Program offered by the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration on its campus in Mussoorie. It is meant for officers who have held the positions of District Magistrates and Municipal Commissioners, among others.
The training seeks to provide administrators with an in-depth understanding about the environmental heritage of the Ganga, and offer new perspectives for planning and managing river basins in India.
About Anthony Acciavatti
Dr. Anthony Acciavatti is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is the author of the award winning Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River, the first comprehensive visualization and history of the Ganga River basin in half a century. His work on the Ganga has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Dr. Acciavatti’s work spans the disciplines of science, art, architecture, engineering, and history. In particular, he studies how we claim knowledge of the environment through drawings, models, and direct experience. He holds degrees from Harvard and Princeton universities as well as the Rhode Island School of Design. He has also taught at Princeton University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
He is currently a Mellon Fellow at Princeton University where he is working on a book and film about the monsoons.