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  Ashwin Madhale  
  Ashwin Madhale worked with SOPPECOM from 2006 to 2013 as Administrative Officer. Presently he is working with Prayas Health Group.  
     
  Eshwar Kale  
  Eshwer Kale worked with SOPPECOM from to . He is a student of Master in Social Work with specialization in Rural and Urban Community Development from Karve Institute of Social Services, Pune. His interests include Training and Program Management in Rural and Urban Community Development. He is also involved in several community development programmes at state level. He was mostly involved in Forum for Watershed Research and Policy Dialogue (ForWaRD).

Presently he is pursuing M. Phil. from TISS, Mumbai.
 
     
  Raju Adagale  
  Raju Adagale is a graduate in Economics and has his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pune. He has more than 9 years experience in development research.

His major assignments and involvement are in the areas related to land, water and renewable energy. He has been involved in several study / research projects which were taken up by SOPPECOM so far. He was also part of the Natural Resource Management (NRM) initiatives and resource mapping exercises in collaboration with some of the local NGOs in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. He worked on various projects e. g. , Multi-locational, Multi-disciplinary Research, Capacity Building and Advocacy on Watershed Development in Dry and Semi-Arid Regions of India, a collaborative research project of SOPPECOM-GIDR-CISED. Simultaneously, he was also involved in documenting the case of ‘Ek Gaon Ek Panvatha Campaign’ as part of a larger study of Social Movement around Water in India. He has conducted few training programmes on solid waste management for the members of the Solid Waste Collection and Handling (SWaCH) in Pune city.

He was working with SOPPECOM for more than nine years. Presently he is pursuing Ph. D. from TISS, Mumbai.
 
     
  Raju Taywade  
  Raju Taywade is a graduate in Social work (BSW) from Collage of social work, Amravati and completed his postgraduate in social work (URCD) from the same Collage. He has four years experience in Watershed and NRM related research projects. His work profile includes conducting and coordinating field surveys for data collection. He was also involved in methodological development of research tools, data compilation and processing. He also assisted in the data analysis and report writing part of the projects.

His major assignments are:
Rapid Assessment Study of watershed Development Projects in Maharashtra”
Working on the project, Multi-location, Multi-disciplinary Research, Capacity Building and Advocacy on Watershed Development in Dry and Semi-Arid Regions of India, a collaborative research project of SOPPECOM-GIDR-CISED.
Impact Assessment of Watershed Development Projects, in selected districts of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. This project was Supported by National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD).
LiveDiverse project study of Warana basin

He was associated with SOPPECOM for more than four years. Presently he is working with a Nagpur based organization named Prakruti.
 
     
  Vinit Raskar  
  Vinit Raskar has done B.Sc. (Geology) from Fergusson College, Pune and P.G.B.Sc. (Applied) in GIS and Remote Sensing from Department of Geoinformatics, Pune University. He has worked at Cybertech System and Software limited, Mumbai as GIS analyst on different GIS platform like ArcGIS Desktop 9.2, ArcGIS Server 9.2 and ArcIMS 9.2. He has more than two years of experience in research field, more specifically in GIS and Remote Sensing technology. Also he has been associated with Gujarat Institute of Development and Research (GIDR), Ahmadabad, Gujarat for some assignments.

His major assignments are:
Assessing the Impacts of Watershed Projects in Ratlam (M.P.):A Post facto Analysis.
Impact Assessment of Watershed Development Interventions for Selected Sites in Netrang: Analysis Based on Remote Sensing Data.
RS-GIS application of LiveDiverse project: Study of Warna Basin, Maharashtra.

He was working with SOPPECOM for more than 3 years. Presently, he is working with WoTR, Pune.

 
     
  Ravi Pomane  
  Ravi Pomane has done his post graduation in Social Work (URCD) from Karve Instituted of Social Services, Pune, and has more 12 years of experience in development of research tools, coordinating the fieldwork, surveys, data entry and processing, data analysis and report writing. He was associated with SOPPECOM for more than 10 years, and during that time has been part projects like Biomass assessment study, a study on tail-ender deprivation in irrigation command, studies about Tembhu lift irrigation scheme and Ozar water users societies, a livelihood study of deserted women from Sangli district, rapid assessment study of watershed development projects in Maharashtra, mapping social and gender inequities in Maharashtra, and training programme of women members of water users associations

His major assignments relevant to the project are:
Biomass Assessment Study of Murbad (Thane district) and Sangameshwar (Ratnagiri district) Tehsils Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (New Delhi) and MEDA.
A study on Tail-ender Deprivation In Irrigation Commands supported by the Planning Commission and the Wageningen University, Netherlands (2002)
Energy-Water Co-management Opportunities and Challenges in the Tembu Lift Irrigation Scheme, Atpadi Taluka (Sangli district)
The Ozar Water User Societies: Impact of Society Formation and Co-management of Surface Water and Groundwater.
Mainstreaming Rights of Deserted Women - A livelihood study of deserted women from Sangli district.
Study “Watershed Development in Maharashtra: Present Scenario and Issues for Restructuring the Programme”
Rapid Assessment Study of watershed Development Projects in Maharashtra"
Working on the project, Multi-locational, Multi-disciplinary Research, Capacity Building and Advocacy on Watershed Development in Dry and Semi-Arid Regions of India, a collaborative research project of SOPPECOM-GIDR-CISED.
Also has knowledge of PRM for Resource literacy training
Wrote two case study in The Compendium of Case Studies on Water Conflicts in India Carried out by Forum For Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India.
Presently, he is associated with the Gender unit in two of its ongoing projects related to capacity building of women committee members of Water Users Associations and mapping social and gender inequities in Maharashtra.
 
     
  Suchita Jain  
  Suchita Jain has completed her post graduation in Applied Geology from Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Sagar. She has worked as a Research Fellow with Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad and having more than 5 years' research experience in the field of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System. She has worked on Coastal Vulnerability Mapping Project along the Indian Coast and also the Landuse/ Land-cover Mapping Project in the parts of Uttar Pradesh using RS/GIS techniques. She was associated with SOPPECOM for six years and has been part of some of the major studies done by SOPPECOM like Multi-locational, Multi-disciplinary Research and Outreach on Watershed Development in Dry and Semi-Arid Regions of India, Developing an agro-eco region based approach for characterization of wastelands and their potential for enhancing livelihoods of marginalised rural population in the ongoing land based developmental programs in the region, Multilayer Planning and Management of Water Resources in Bharar River Sub basin, Chattarpur District, Madhya Pradesh, and LiveDiverse: Sustainable Livelihoods and Biodiversity in Developing Countries, a collaborative, European Union supported project.

 
     
  Archana Bhokase  
  Archana Bhokase worked as Project Assistant with SOPPECOM for four years, and was mostly involved in data entry work for various projects.

 
 

 
  Craig Dsouza  
  Craig Dsouza is a graduate with a Master's in Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware. His area of research has centred around the use of environmental (hydrological, meteorological, water quality) and socio-economic data to understand the dynamic nature of water issues. At SOPPECOM Craig contributed to thematic projects of the 'Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India' including Industrial-Agricultural water allocations and the Right to Water and Sanitation in India.  
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