S. Suryaprakash Rao Endowment Lecture

S. Suryaprakash Rao was a promising geologist working with the Groundwater Survey Unit of the Government of Maharashtra. Suryaprakash Rao was a Fellow of the Society having been elected in the year 1972. His parents and near relatives contributed Rs.5,000/- and desired that the sum be used in furthering the knowledge about groundwater in the year 1983. The Council of the Society decided on arranging a commemoration lecture once in two years by inviting a reputed groundwater specialist to address the members of the Society on an important aspect of groundwater. The lectures delivered till date by well-known hydrogeologists is listed below:

YearSpeakerTitle of the talkPlace
1985 T.N.Narasimhan, USA Recent Trends in Hydrogeology Oldham Hall, GSI, Bangalore, on 10th January 1985
1987 V.Ramesam, Hyderabad Groundwater Databases, Data Generation, Data Reliability, Data Fidelity and Misconceptions in Data Processing Oldham Hall, GSI, Bangalore, on 30th January 1987
1988 T.S.Ramakrishna, Hyderabad Groundwater Geological Society of India, Bangalore
1991 K.R.Karanth, Bangalore Impact of Human Activities on Hydrogeological Environment Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 25th January, 1991
1993 M.Basappa Reddy, Bangalore Over Exploitation of Groundwater and attendant Evils Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 22nd January, 1993
1995 V.Jagannathan, Bangalore Management of Groundwater Resources in Bangalore City Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 26th July, 1995
1997 Y.Lingaraju, Bangalore An Integrated Approach for Groundwater Management Doddaballapur, Banglore on 16th March 1997
1999 A.Balasubramanian, Mysore Numerical Methods of Groundwater Resource Evaluation in Hard Rock Terrain. Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 26th April, 1999
2001 S.Viswanath, Bangalore Water Harvesting Methods & case Studies from Urban and Rural Areas Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 29th March, 2001
2003 V.S.Prakash, Bangalore Drought Monitoring in Karnataka Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 28th March, 2003
2005 Pradeep Raj, Hyderabad Understanding Groundwater Data Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 22nd March, 2005
2007 Himanshu Kulkarni, Poona Community Management of Groundwater Resources: The Aspects of Variable and Scale Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 22nd March, 2007
2009 J.Pradeep Kukilaya, Trivandrum Groundwater use in Kerala & some Management Issues Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 21st April, 2009
2011 M.A.Farooqi, Bangalore Groundwater Management in Bangalore Metropolitan Region Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 25th May, 2011
2013 K.C.Subhash Chandra, Bangalore Groundwater Occurrence in Northern Plains of Karnataka & An Overview Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 18th April, 2013
2015 G.V.Hegde, Sirsi Hydrogeological Conditions of Bengaluru – A Review Sampath Iyengar Hall, GSI, Bengaluru on 22nd June 2015