R&D Capacity

ESSD aims to strike a balance between fundamental and applied research to tackle environmental issues of national significance, find solutions on risk on environmental quality, gather scientific data to fill data gaps required in environmental management and informed decision making.  As ESSD holds a team of experts with the multi-disciplinary scientific backgrounds, application of interdisciplinary and cross-sectional approaches in research has become easier.

Having identified the importance of building research partnerships, ESSD is willing to accommodate researchers with similar intentions to expand horizons of the environmental related studies.

ESSD plays a pivotal role in preparing next generation of researchers by accommodating undergraduate and post graduate researches and providing internships to the undergraduates of various universities. So far ESSD has accommodated number of undergraduates, graduates who are directly supervised by the experienced scientists of the division.

Ongoing Research Projects

Proposed Research Areas

  • Water Quality
  • Watershed Management
  • Assessing assemilation capacities of water bodies
  • Greywater footprint
  • Nutrient enrichment of water bodies
  • Preparation of technical guidance documents for environmentally sustainable resilient developments and syatem management
  • Climate change impacts and environmental quality
  • Climate change impacts and water safety
  • Urban air quality
  • Industrial chemical disaster risk assessment
  • Hazardous Material Risk

To discuss the availability of research opportunities please contact

director-essdMs. S.V. Dias
Director, ESSD
aqcoordinatorH.D.S. Premasiri
Coordinator / Senior Scientist
Air Quality Studies

wq coordinatorMr. S.A.M.S. Dissanayake
Coordinator/ Senior Scientist Land &
Water Quality Studies
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