Dr A M Michael, M.Tech., Ph.D. (IIT, Kharagpur), fellow of Institute of Engineering (India), Indian National Academy of Engineering and Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, is an internationally acclaimed figure in the field of Water Resource Development and Management. He has worked as senior faculty in Rajasthan Agricultural University, Punjab Agricultural University and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). He also served as a Resource Scientist at University of Nairobi, UN University and Lund University and has been a visiting Professor at AIT, Bangkok. He has held important positions in various research centres, including prestigious post of Director, IARI, New Delhi and Vice Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University. For his outstanding contributions in the area of water resources development and management, he was conferred upon with a number of national awards and recognitions, including the Kidwai memorial Prize of ICAR, Dr Rajendra Prasad Puraskar of ICAR, the Engineers of the Year Award 1995, Institution of Engineers (India). Dr Michael has also served as a Consultant to several international organizations such as the World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, FAO, ICRISAT, UNDP and WAPCOS.