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State government official , Environmental engineer

Nuggehalli Chokkanna Vasuki, Indian State government official, environmental engineer. Reg. professional engineer, Delaware; diplomate American Academy Environmental Engineers. Recipient Clean Air award, Delaware Lung Association, 1975, Russell Ackoff award, Journal Resource Management & Technology Department of Systems, University of Pennsylvania, 1988.


Vasuki, Nuggehalli Chokkanna was born on May 9, 1939 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Came to the United States, 1960. Son of Nuggehalli Gopaliyengar and Nagarathna (Iyengar) Chokkanna.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, National Institute Engineering, 1959. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University Delaware, 1963.


Research engineer, Water Pollution Commission, Dover, Delaware, 1962-1963;sanitary engineer, Water Pollution Commission, Dover, 1963-1966;sanitary engineer, Water & Air Resources Commission, Dover, 1966;chief water pollution section, Water & Air Resources Commission, Dover, 1966-1967;assistant director, Water & Air Resources Commission, Dover, 1967-1970;manager technical services section, Division Environmental Control, Dover, 1970-1971;manager water resources section, Division Environmental Control, Dover, 1971-1973;director division environmental control, Delaware Department of National Resources and Environmental Control, Dover, 1973-1976;general manager, chief Executive officer, Delaware Solid Waste Authority, Dover, since 1976.


  • Reg. professional engineer, Delaware. Diplomate American Academy Environmental Engineers.


Member Water Qualty Advisory Committee Delaware River Basin Commission, 1964-1976, Governor's Committee on Oil Transportation, Technology Advisory Committee Governors Delaware Tomorrow Commission, 1974-1976, Steering Committee, Governors Environmental Legacy Program, 1987-1988, Governors Advisory Committee Infectious Waste Disposal, 1988-1989. Trustee Chesapeake Water Pollution Control Association, 1969-1971, president, 1974-1975. Member Kent Sussex Society Professional Engineers (president 1972-1973), Delaware Academy of Sciences (president 1976), Solid Waste Association of North America (board directors Mid-Atlantic chapter 1988-1989, international secretary 1989, international treasurer 1989-1990, international vice president 1990-1991, international president 1991-1992), American Public Works Association, Water Pollution Control Federation, Society of America Military Engineers, Air and Waste Management Association, Water Resources Association of Delaware River Basin, Rotary Club, Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photgraphy, reading, gardening.


Married Vani Murthy, January 26, 1964. 1 child, Vinay.

Nuggehalli Gopaliyengar Chokkanna

Nagarathna (Iyengar) Chokkanna

Vani Murthy

Vinay Vasuki