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
Hands-on training programme under the Technical Co-operation for Mitigation of Natural Disasters due to Climate Change in Sri Lanka – Phase 2
The institutional cooperation project between National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) titled ‘Hands-on Technical Support for Mitigation of Natural Disasters due to Climate Change in Sri Lanka’ sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy, Colombo was started in November 2012. The ongoing cooperation project has now achieved 3.5 years of successful collaboration. The main aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of NBRO to mitigate adverse impacts of landslide and land subsidence incidents in Sri Lanka for the benefit of the people. Phase I of this project was completed in January 2016 and the Phase II was initiated on the 24th of August 2016.
Work completed under the Phase 1