Board Member Spotlight

 

Prithviraj (Raj) Chavan, Ph.D.

Dr. Raj Chavan is Nevada Water Resources Association’s Board Member of the Month.  Dr. Chavan is new to NWRA and has served on the Board of Directors since the 2017 Annual Conference in February where he sat on the Water Issues in Nevada and Reuse Panel. He is the Senior Engineer at Carollo Engineers.

Dr. Chavan has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Shivaji University, India (1999); a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2003); and a Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno (2008). 

Chavan’s career background includes:  Junior Engineer - Jaysingpur; 1999 – 2000; Project Engineer/PM - Converse Consultants; 2006 – 2008; Project Engineer - Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; 2009 – 2012; Senior Engineer - Carollo Enginners; 2013 – Present.

Dr. Chavan would like to “Contribute to develop a plan for increasing participation in NWRA organization and promote participation among diverse groups.  (He would also like to) Help increase the section membership through membership drives, improved marketing, and cooperation among other organizations that I am involved in.”

He enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and rafting.  Dr. Chavan is on the Executive Board of NWEA, Advisory Board of two International Journals, and is a reviewer from more than 13 National and International Journals.