Victor Dukhovny holds MS Degree in Civil Engineering (1956), Ph.D. (1972), and Doctor of Science degree (1990). In 1957-1973 he served as the chief engineer of Hunger Steppe development (350 thousand ha of new irrigated lands), a director of construction unit for Karakum canal, a chief engineer and the first deputy chairman of Central Asia Board for irrigation and development of new lands. In 1973 - 1993 he served as the director of Central Asian scientific research institute SANIIRI. Prof. Dukhovny stand at the origins of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC) in Central Asia and leads its Scientific Information Center from 1993, supporting joint management and development of transboundary waters shared by five Central Asian states. In 2003 - 2012, he was a Governor of the World Water Council. In 2013, Prof. Dukhovny was awarded the First ICID World Irrigation and Drainage Prize. Currently he is a Vice President of ICID (Honorable). He is author of more than 350 printed works, 12 monographs, and prepared 22 PhD students.