About Us

UMCSAWM is a regional center dedicated to achieve regional cooperation through higher education in the vital field of sustainable water resources management which is the backbone of a sustainable world for our future generations

Prof Anura Nanayakkara lighting the hearth at the auspicious time

There are two vital parameters for Sustainable water resources management.  One is the knowledge on the importance and value of water.  The other is the sustainability of the development of water infrastructure.  This is the key to saving our precious water and the world, from environmental deterioration.

UMCSAWM is targeting the empowerment and transformation of practitioners to become capable problem solving leaders relentlessly promoting a sustainable world through sustainable water resources management.


At the MoU Signing – University of Moratuwa and South Asia Foundation

UMCSAWM project had been inexistence since 2010.  Seeds were sown in 2003 with the conceptual proposal in front of the visionaries.   It was rooted in 2010 with the signing of project initiation MoU between the University of Moratuwa and the South Asia Foundation: Greened by the University Grants Commission in 2012 with the approval for the Master’s Degree Program; Facilitated in 2013 with the Commissioning of the Building and the flowing of benefits to the world began with the first intake in August 2013.