World can learn from the success story of Kaleshwaram Project, says American Society of Civil Engineers President

“World can learn from the success story of Telangana’s Kaleshwaram Project,” says American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) President, Maria C Lehman. The ASCE representatives spoke highly of the world’s largest lift irrigation project – Kaleshwaram Project.

After delivering the keynote address at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2023 held by ASCE at Henderson, Nevada, USA, IT and Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao had a chat with the top brass of ASCE in which they shared their thoughts and experience of visiting the Kaleshwaram project.

Terming the Kaleshwaram Project mind blowing and amazing, Ms. Shirley Clark, the President-Elect of American Society of Civil Engineers – Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) said that the project has raised the quality of life of the residents of Telangana. “As a Hydraulic Engineer, lifting the water 500 meters blows my mind,” Clark said.

Mr. Brian Parsons, the Director of ASCE-EWRI, said that the social aspects associated with the project is an extra checkmark for the success of the Kaleshwaram. “It’s a global challenge to optimize the available resources and Telangana is making a foray into that space which indeed is going to be an example for others to follow,” Parsons added.

Ms Lehman emphasized that they really want to highlight game-changing projects like the Kaleshwaram Project in the sustainability space . “We will promote the videos and show it to others,” she added. Clark said that she would show the video to her students to make them understand how the project was designed and put together.

Minister KTR sincerely appreciated the ASCE delegation for visiting the Kaleshwaram Project recently.