The Authority is a body of five persons as per MWRRA (Amendment) Act 2016, viz.

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  • Chairperson

  • Member – Water Resources Engineering

  • Member – Economics

  • Member – Groundwater Management

  • Member – Law

Currently these positions are held by the following:



Date of Joining



Member, Water Resources Engineering

Mr. S. D. Kulkarni


Member, Economics

Smt. Shwetali A. Thakare-


Member, Groundwater Management

Member, Law

Dr. Sadhana S. Mahashabade


Their tenure is for a period of 3 years from the date of joining.

The Act also provides for the appointment of five special invitees, one from each river Basin Agency area, to assist the authority in taking policy decisions. The state government had appointed the following special invitees for a period of 3 years.

  • (i) Maharashtra Krishna Valley Development Corp, Pune

  • (ii) Godavari Marathwada Irrigation Development Corp, Aurangabad

  • (iii) Vidharbha Irrigation Development Corp, Nagpur

  • (iv) Tapi Irrigation Development Corp, Jalgaon

  • (v) Konkan Irrigation Development Corp, Thane