With the intention of facilitating the production of high caliber younger generation of scientists, ESSD is providing opportunities for undergraduates to train and develop their analytical skills, professional skills and scientific thinking.
Last year we accommodated Ms. Srilani Wickramasinge, undergraduate from University of Ruhuna and facilitated her final year research “Determination of the Appropriated Assimilation Capacity of Kandy, Meda Ela through the Grey Water Footprint Approach”. She was awarded Student Session Oral Presentation Runner-up Best Presenter of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, 2017 conducted by the University of Ruhuna. Ms. Sarani Apsara was also joined Environmental Division with the intention of completing her internship program and is currently working on a study which uses Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) as a tool to determine ec...වැඩිදුර
Two scientists of the Environmental Studies and Services Division, Mr. Manjula Dissanayaka and Mr. Prabath Liyanarachchi participated a training program on fiber counting techniques conducted on 19th September, 2016 to 24th September, 2016 by the Life and Environment Co. Ltd, Thailand with coordination of the Chrysotile Information Centre (CIC) in Sri Lanka who was partnering with the NBRO in Airborne asbestos fiber counting program. NBRO is keen on capacity development in counting protocols on dangerous range fibers such as Asbestos which is important in monitoring the safe human exposure levels.
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