7th Annual Symposium of National Building Research Organisation - ‘Risk Awareness and Future Challenges’ was held on 6th and 7th December 2016 at the Waters Edge, Battaramulla.
The purpose of having the international symposium was to gathering experts, researches, stakeholders, and policy makers engaged in disaster risk management locally and internationally, bringing them to one platform to address the burning issue of disaster risk management.
At the Inaugural session Dr. (Eng.) Asiri Karunawardena, Director General, NBRO delivered the welcome address of the symposium. Then Mr. S. S. Miyanawala, Secretary of Ministry of Disaster Management addressed the audience. Thereafter, Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether, H E Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Colombo addressed the gathering. The keynote speaker Prof. Dilanthi Amarathunga of Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfi...වැඩිදුර
NBRO has launched a project titled Landslide Risk Assessment and Development of a Risk Profile. The objective of this project is to establish a mechanism for incorporating landslide risk management into development. The Government of Sri Lanka provides a 246 million grant for this 5 year project and partners of the project are: Ministry of Disaster Management, District Secretariats and Divisional Secretariats.
Of the 65,000 sq km of total land extent of Sri Lanka, an area of nearly 20,000 sq km encompassing 10 districts is prone to landslides. It is about 30% of Sri Lanka's land area and spread into 10 districts, namely, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kandy, Matale, Kaluthara, Matara, Galle and Hambantota. In the past 25 years landslides affected the l...වැඩිදුර
September 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) in collaboration with The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) conducted a training programme on “Integrated Satellite Application for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction – Flood and Landslide Risk Mapping” to enhance the capacity of disaster management practitioners working on geospatial applications on pre- and post-disaster interventions.
The training programme was held at Regent Country Club, Malabe and Dons Lake Resort, Avissawela on 01st and 2nd September 2016 respectively. Mr.Khaled Mashifiq, Regional Liaison Officer for Asia Pacific of UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) conduted the training programme. Participants of the training programme were university lecturers, geologists, urban planners and officials from local authorities. The train...වැඩිදුර