Ananta Nath is Principal Engineer at South Florida Water Management District where he has worked for 28 years in several technical and supervisory positions, including Chief Engineer of the Big Cypress Basin. He leads an inter-disciplinary team of Engineers, Environmental Scientists, Geographers and modelers in development of multi-objective water resources projects for flood control, water supply, water quality protection, and ecosystem restoration. He serves as the primary technical liaison for the Basin Board with local, State and Federal agencies in formulating capital improvement projects for a complex drainage network of 160 miles of primary canals and 45 water control structures from concept through construction and operation. Mr. Nath received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Assam Engineering College, and M.S in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Within ASCE, Mr. Nath has served in numerous Technical and Task Committees since 1980s, including Chairs of the Surface Water Hydrology Committee (2008-10), Wetlands Hydrology Committee (2004-06), and its predecessor Task Committee on Wetlands Hydrology (1998-2001), Hydrologic Monitoring of Wetlands Task Committee (2002-05) and many more. His volunteer engineering involvements include peer technical reviewer of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation, advisory role in the Core Professional Group for the Brahmaputra to curb flooding and river bank erosion menace in northeast India, and mentoring of Water Resources Engineering Senior class projects at Florida Gulf Coast University.
P.E, D.WRE, F.EWRI
EWRI Fellow Since 2013