A chapter titled 'Enabling Gendered Environment for Watershed Management' written by Dr. Eshwer Kale and Dipak Zade, has been published in a SAGE book 'Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes Lessons from India'.
Mr. Asoke Basak is a retired IAS officer. He served the Government of Maharashtra in various capacities including as Additional Chief Secretary, Chairman of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board, Secretary of Water Conservation and EGS. He was also Chief Executive Officer of Bhir Zilla Parishad; Collector of Nasik and Nanded Districts and Commissioner, Dairy Development.
His diverse experience in various facets of development administration has proven to be of immense support to WOTR. He assumed the Chairmanship of WOTR in 2016 on the retirement of Father Hermann Bacher, Co-Founder and first Chairman of WOTR.
He holds 2 Master’s degrees, one each in Geology and Business Administration and a Diploma in Systems Management.