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Shalom Murti Mandaville
January 05, 2011 limneschebucto.ns.ca
(The Challenge of Change, Nova Scotia Economic Strategy, Voluntary Planning, March 1991)
- As an overview, my experience/interests fall primarily into three broad categories:
- Significant web sites I created:
- Miscellaneous links
- Dedicated to Frank Longstaff NSLS CMS, my friend and former boss!
My experience/interests fall into three broad categories:
My ancestral background/tradition from Anakapalle, India is `trade and commerce'!
When I was an engineering student in Andhra Pradesh years ago, I was one of the earliest members of a lobby establishment in India known as the Forum of Free Enterprise!
In a nutshell, I have worked actively in the construction and land development industry in Canada for approximately two decades! Following that, I carried out scientific research in freshwater for decade and a half. Since mid-to-late 2006, I have been involved in human relations, in addition to my volunteer activities.
Applied Limnology/Professional Lake Management
A significant interest and specialty of mine are in Applied Limnology, i.e., the practical applications of the science of freshwaters and Lake Management!
I spearhead the Soil & Water Conservation Society of Metro Halifax (SWCSMH), a volunteer society, nevertheless a scientific research group. We have members/associates not only from the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), Nova Scotia, Canada, but also a few leading scientists from Ontario and select states USA! Our objectives; snapshot summary of our accomplishments; and select compliments and acknowledgements received!
I have extensive interests, mostly dealing with human relations, public communication, and working in partnership with all entities in the scientific/technical domain within the time constraint!
I just love liaison with people of all background!
Select memberships and general interests
- Member since 1991, International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology (SIL)
- Member, Dartmouth Sportsplex
- Spearheaded the physical shoreline (and underwater cleanup) of lakes to which the public was invited via the media as follows: Kearney Lake (1991), Halifax/Bedford; Settle Lake (1994), Dartmouth; Maynard Lake (2002 and 2004), Dartmouth
- Member (2007-2008), Cultural Advisory Committee (CAC), Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)
- Member (mid-2007), Special Events Advisory Committee (SEAC), Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)
- Member (1996-2005), Halifax Watershed Advisory Board and its predecessors
- Chair (1988-1991), Sackville Rivers Advisory Board (SRAB), Halifax County Municipality
- Member (1980's), Shubenacadie Lakes Advisory Board (SLAB), Halifax County Municipality
- Fund raiser over the years (on/off) for various community related events; e.g., the Christmas Turkey dinners for the disadvantaged
- Member (1987), The Navy League of Canada
- Member (approximately, late 1970s and/or early-1980s), Halifax Board of Trade, and Member, Civic Affairs Committee of the Board
- Member (approximately, early-1980s), Sackville Chamber of Commerce
- Member (approx. 1970s), Halifax Junior Chamber of Commerce
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