Fulltime/Part-time course leading to M.Sc. Degree / Postgraduate Diploma

Applications are invited for the above course offered by the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, and conducted at the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM), in collaboration with the South Asia Foundation (SAF). The course scheduled to be commenced in August 2018 is open for both local and international students who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree/diploma with exposure to the knowledge and skills needed to create innovative, integrated solutions to complex water related challenges in the areas of water resources engineering and management. The course is carefully designed to provide a specialist training with a firm grounding in the principles, techniques, issues and practice of water resources engineering and management to practicing engineers and scientists. read more

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Beneficiary Capacity building in the Use of GIS Tools for Water Infrastructure Planning and Management

Title:  GIS for Dam Safety & Water Resources Planning Project

Client:   Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka

In Collaboration with the ICGAT University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Number of Water Practitioners Trained (Direct Beneficiaries) – 20 Civil Engineers

Duration – 4 weeks

Course Team:  Prof N.T.S. Wijesekera, Ms G. Edirisinghe, Mr. Waruna Rasanga

Course Brief:  Short term training on the utilization of Geographic Information Systems for Water Infrastructure Development activities in the regions associated with the Mahaweli River Authority, Sri Lanka. The work involved case study examples and hands on training on techniques for groundwater and surface water planning, techniques for computing spatial averages of rainfall, land use, stakeholder involvements.  The Tool used was ArcGIS with other Microsoft Office software.  Raster and Vector models and using Model Builder for conceptual modelling for water resources applications was the main attraction.


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