IWP President


Dr. R.K. Gupta, President, India Water Partnership (IWP) & Chairman-cum-Managing Director, WAPCOS Limited Dr.R.K.Gupta,Chairman-cum-Managing Director, WAPCOS Limited (a Government of India Enterprise under the aegis of Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India) is a Civil Engineer alumni of the prestigious Regional Engineering College, now known as National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, with First position in the University. He completed his Post Graduation in Engineering (Structures, Civil) from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and Doctorate in Sustainable Development and Integrated Water Resources Management. He is Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resource Management. He acquired specialized Technical and Managerial trainings in India and Abroad and represented WAPCOS at various International and National Forums.

Dr. R. K Gupta
Dr. R. K. Gupta

Dr. Gupta has over 32 years’ experience in Water Resources Development and immensely contributed in the form of Consultancy services in almost all the States of India as well as Asian and African Regions such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, to name a few.In his various capacities as Chairman of Indian Section of FICCI’s India-Cambodia & India-Laos Business Forums;

Co-Chairman, Task Force of Africa Committee on Infrastructure Power Sectors of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); Member, Indo-Bhutan Empowered Joint Group for Development of 10,000 MW Power in Bhutan and as a Member of Working Group on Water Saving (WG-WATS), International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID); he has contributed to the cause of Water Resources Development. He remained Executive Secretary of India Water Resources Society-Delhi Chapter for four years.

Recognizing his outstanding contribution, Hon’ble Prime Minister conferred “Performance Excellence Award”. He has received PSE Excellence Award-2012 forBest Human Resource Management, instituted by Department of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), Government of India and Indian Chamber of Commerce. During his tenure as CMD; WAPCOS has twice won Water Award for Best Consultancy Services, supported by UNESCO and PHD Chamber of Commerce. Recently, he has been selected for Standing Conference of Public Enterprises Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution under Individual Leadership Category. It is important to mention that Dr. Gupta was the Founder Executive Secretary of India Water Partnership. He was actively instrumental in drafting the bye-laws of IWP and getting it registered as Country Water Partnership. He was involved in Stake-holders Meetings for preparation of India Water Vision 2025 anddevelopment of Framework for Action under the guidance of Dr. Y.K. Alagh, Shri Bala Saheb Vikhe Patil and Dr. S.R. Hashim. Dr. R K Gupta has assumed the charge of President, IWP w.e.f. January, 2013.