NANDIPATI SUBBA RAO,PhD, is Professor (Geology) at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India. His research interests include hydrogeochemistry, groundwater contamination and watershed management. He has carried out six sponsored research projects in hydrogeology funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), University Grants Commission (UGC) and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB). Besides authoring seven books, he has to his credit over 100 research papers in various national and international journals of repute. Dr. Subba Rao has received several prestigious awards including 'National Mineral Award' (2009, Government of India), 'State Best Teacher Award' (2014) and 'Andhra Pradesh State Scientist Award' (2009, Government of Andhra Pradesh), 'Universal Excellence Award' (2013, Aqua Foundation), 'Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Award for the Best Academician of the Year' (2010) and 'Best Researcher Award' (2008, Andhra University), 'H.C. Dasgupta Memorial Medal' (2001, The Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Society of India) and 'Vishala Bharati Gaurav Satkar' (2011, Delhi Telugu Academy). Moreover, Limca Book of Records (2013), Telugu Book of Records (2013), Book of State Records (2013), India Book of Records (2013), World Book of Records (2013) and Unique World Records (2014) add further glory to his credentials.