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Andrei Filotti (1930-)/biography

Andrei Filotti is a Romanian-born engineer, specialized in water management. In 1961-1962 he coordinated the elaboration of the National Plan for the Development of Romania's Water Resources, which established the orientation of the multipurpose use in the following decades. Afterwards, as Chief Engineer of the Research and Design Institute for Water Management he had the responsibility of coordinating the design of detailed water development schemes for specific projects for water use, flood prevention and water quality protection, ensuring their consistency with the general provisions of the National Plaon. For his contribution to the economic development of Romania, he was awarded the Order of Work (Romanian: Ordinul Muncii)

He worked in water management related research having essential contributions in the field of mathematical modelling and use of operations research applied to water management and in the field of economics of water resources development. He was professor of water management and river training at the Faculty of Land Reclamation and Environmental Engineering of the Nicolae Bălcescu Agronomic Institute (now University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest.

Andrei Filotti left Romania in 1982. He worked as Chief Technical Advisor in the United Nations Secretariat coordinating projects in India, Bangladesh, Chad, Senegal, Nigeria and other countries. After retiring from the United Nations Organization he continued working as a consultant for various organizations such as the Asian Development Bank and USAID, concentrating besides environmental engineering also on activities related to fighting corruption.

Andrei Filotti is member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), the General Society of Romanian Engineers (Romanian: Asociația Generală a Inginerilor din România - AGIR) ahd the Association of Former International Civil Servants (AFICS).

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Andrei Filotti 1938

Andrei Filotti as 3rd-grader (1938)

Andrei Filotti was born in Bucharest on October 27, 1930. His father Eugen Filotti was a Romanian diplomat, and his mother Elisabeta Filotti née Taşcă was the daughter of Gheorghe Taşcă, a Romanian economist and politician, who at that time was rector of the Academy of High Commercial and Industrial Studies.

From 1936 to 1940, Andrei Filotti studied in the primary schools of Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria, where his father was posted as plenipotentiary minister. Then from 1940 to 1947 attended the high school at the Gheorghe Lazăr Lyceum of Bucharest, with the exception of school year 1944/45 when he attended school at the Dinicu Golescu Lyceum of Câmpulung-Muscel. Passing the last two classes in a single year, Andrei Filotti graduated as first of his class. He then enrolled as student in the Faculty of Electromechanics of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. - Read more!

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Mary Buffington Adair (1835-1867)Walter Scott Adair (1791-1854)Nancy Nerche Harris (1807-1884)Gordon County, Georgia, United States
Jacob Adams (1772-1860)John Adams (1710-1782)Catherine Waggoner (1743-1807)Virginia
James Alderton (1849-1929)John Alderton (1806-1893)Mary Coffee (1816-1902)Lower Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Joseph Australia Archer (1882-1965)Robert Archer (1848-1929)Caroline Cramp (1849-1929)Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Karl Friedrich von Anhalt-Bernburg (1668-1721)Viktor I. Amadeus von Anhalt-Bernburg (1634-1718)Elisabeth von Pfalz-Zweibrücken (1642-1677)Bernburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
John Jacob Astor (1864-1912)William Backhouse Astor (1829-1892)Caroline Webster Schermerhorn (1830-1908)Rhinebeck, New York, United States
Dirk Maartensz Bakker (1755-1841)Maarten Dirksz Bakker (1727-1790)Trijntje Louris Been (1726-1791)Den Helder, Texel, North Holland, Netherlands
Jordan Stephen Bluth (1969)Stephen Bluth (1934-2000)Patricia Bonneton (1930-1999)Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Jonas Bond (1664-1727)William Bond (1625-1695)Sarah Biscoe (1626-1693)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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John Aberdein (1815-1880)James Aberdein (1785-1855)Margaret Hogg (1785-1857)Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Neeley Adair (1825-1908)Walter Scott Adair (1791-1854)Nancy Nerche Harris (1807-1884)Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States
George Caspar Adams (1863-1900)John Quincy Adams (1833-1894)Fanny Crowninshield (1839-1911)Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Louisa Catherine Adams (1831-1870)Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886)Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889)Bagni di Lucca, Lucca, Italy
Thomas Adams (1725-1812)Thomas Adams (1688-1763)Mary Ellis (1691-1778)Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Abraham Andrews (1747-1823)Solomon Andrews (1699-1778)Elizabeth Ingalls (1710-1778)Lovell, Oxford County, Maine, United States
Laurens Andriessen Van Boskerck (c1625-1694)Bergen County, New Jersey, United States
Anthony Ashby (1636-1708)Thomas Ashby (1587-1640)Mary Rogers (1599-1694)New London County, Connecticut
Alfred Baker (1836-1919)Thomas Baker (1818-)Charlotte Sweetman (1820-1839)Swan Street, Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia
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Laney Ann Adair (1824-1881)Thomas Adair (1774-1858)Rebecca Brown (1776-1846)John Ellis Ewing (1822-1905)Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Robert Pettingill Adams (1674-1769)Abraham Adams (1639-1714)Mary Ingersoll Pettingill (1652-1705)Rebecca Knight (1674-1760)Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
Mary Elizabeth Airey (1700-1754)Joseph Airey (1674-)Mary Elizabeth Baynard (1682-)John Covington (1710-1767)Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Frances Elizabeth Appleton (1817-1861)Nathan Appleton (1779-1861)Maria Theresa Gold (1786-1833)Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Pedro III de Aragón (1240-1285)Jaime I de Aragón (1208-1276)Violant of Hungary (c1216-1253)Constance of Sicily (1249-1302)
Thomas Maughan Atkin (1858-1924)Thomas Atkin (1833-1919)Mary Ann Maughan (1839-1908)Shettie Hannah Rowberry (1860-1919)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Joel Bent (1750-1812)Elijah Bent (1713-1797)Susannah Stone (1720-1801)Marcy Mason (1743-1840)Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Marrigje Adriana Boot (1900-1976)Casper Boot (c1875-1919)Mensje Schlingmann (c1870-1942)Christiaan Herman Hietkamp (1889-1975)Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands
Apolonia Borst (1822-1909)Jan Borst (c1789-1850)Barbera Bakker (1791-1847)Arie Schakenbos (c1814-1864)Alkemade, South Holland, Netherlands
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Charles Balfour (c1823-1872)James Balfour (1775-1845)Eleanor Maitland (1790-1869)Minnie Georgiana Liddell (1843-1927)St. George Hanover Square, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Lebbeus Thaddeus Coons (1811-1872)Thomas Coons (1766-1816)Elizabeth Crandall (1778-)Esther Coope Minshall (1846-1905)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Caroline Crouch (c1845-1937)Henry Crouch (c1811-1886)Elizabeth Mary May (1817-1884)Edmund Baines (c1835-1915)St Johns, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)Stephen Longfellow (1776-1849)Zilpah Wadsworth (1778-1851)Frances Elizabeth Appleton (1817-1861)Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Hannah Sherman (1668-1745)William Sherman (c1640-1680)Desire Doty (c1645-1731)William Ring (c1653-1731)Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Martin Adolphin Taylor (1857-1919)Martin Van Buren Taylor (1835-1900)Amanda Melvina Hart (1837-1912)Mary Delina Draper (1860-1946)Freedom, Sanpete County, Utah
James Teare Wearne (1840-1914)Joseph Wearne (1802-1856)Susannah Rogers (1803-1886)Margaret Loutit (1846-1894)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
William IV of the United Kingdom (1765-1837)George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820)Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818)Adelheid von Sachsen-Meiningen (1792-1849)Drawing Room, Kew Palace, Kew, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
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