Climate Research Unit of the NBRO is conducting a study on Climatic effects on Agricultural settlements in Dry Zone of Sri Lanka under on-going technical co-operation between NBRO and Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Energy and Environment (VIEE). In connection with above study, NBRO has invited two experts from VIEE who are doctoral students of Vanderbilt University and University of Colorado Boulder from period of 5th Aug to 31st Oct, 2015. They carried field work and community profiling at Anuradhapura and Polonaruwa Districts with the NBRO officers. Further, they have carried out qualitative studies and data collection at Huruluwewa/ Galenbindunuwewa during their field visit. The qualitative research in Hurulu Wewa has several purposes including supporting and validating data collected through a farmer survey, understanding collective action within the major and minor ...වැඩිදුර
The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has implemented a project on installations of 60nos Automated Rain Gauge network within the districts of Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Badulla, Kegalle, Kurunegala, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota and Monaragala to enhance real time landslide forecasting and early warnings.The fabrication and installation of the automated rain gauges will be carried out by the Industrial Technological Institute (ITI) with the collaboration of United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Total cost for this project was Rs. 32M.The realtime rainfall can be observed by following link http://www.rainfall.nbro.gov.lk/rainfall
Installation of rain gauges at selected sites
Rain gauges installed at Uva Wellassa University, Badulla and Gemunu Maha Vidyalaya, Maswela
Followed by the heavy rainfall received during the period from 25th to 30th September 2015, a massive ground instability was observed on the left hand cut slope of the Southern Expressway at the 114 Km post at Kothmalduwa.
Location map of failed segment of the cut slope
Upon the information provided by the Road Development Authority (RDA), a team from National Building Research Organisation visited the site together with RDA officials and carried out a preliminary investigation on 1st October 2015.According to the observations gathered from the site investigation and information received from the RDA the following conclusion and recommendations were made.A high road cut had been excavated to construct the expressway at this particular location on its left hand side. There are three berms with the road cut and out of them, part of the middle berm has been reinforced wi...වැඩිදුර