Designation: Executive Member
Dr. M. A. Farooqi holds a Master’s degree in Geology from AMU Aligarh. He was awarded Doctorate degree from Bangalore University during 2010 Convocation for his thesis Entitled “Municipal Waste Disposal Practices and Their Impact on Ground Water Quality in Bangalore Metropolitan Region”. An eminent Ground water Scientist, Dr. Farooqi served Central Ground Water Board, Government of India, during February 1985 to June 2019. He has worked extensively in the hard rock terrain of Karnataka and is a well-known, front ranking expert in Hard rock Hydrogeology, Artificial Recharge, Ground Water Exploration and Sustainable Ground Water Management. During the service in CGWB, he has been associated in various scientific investigations and studies of the Board, especially in Regional Hydrogeological Surveys, Ground Water Exploration, Water supply investigations, Source finding for rural drinking water supplies, Ground water management, NAQUIM, etc. He is also responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring of number of artificial recharge projects in Karnataka. Dr. Farooqi had also been responsible in delineating / discovery of high yielding prolific aquifers in problematic drought prone areas of Karnataka. Results of some of these studies were published as scientific papers/articles. His scientific contribution to the field of ground water has been very well recognised by national and international organisations. He was invited to present his Paper during IAH 2013 Congress held at Perth, Australia. To his credit, he has about forty five scientific papers published in International and National Journals/Seminars/Workshops, apart from many technical reports issued from the Central Ground Water Board. He is Fellow of Geological Society of India, Indian Geological Congress, Indian Society of Applied Geochemists and International Association of Hydrogeologists (U.K.).