The Central Environmental Authority & Tohoku University, Japan organized a joint workshop on 10.12.2019 at the CEA to discuss the matters related to water pollution and to develop a project proposal. The funding is expected from a Japanese government program SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) which promotes international joint research targeting global issues.
Participants from main stakeholder institutions such as NWSDB, Water Resources Board, Dept of Irrigation, SLLRDC and the universities were present for the discussion and meeting to share their knowledge and experience.
This collaborative research project with Tohoku University, Japan will address the surface and groundwater pollution issues in Western Province, Sri Lanka. The project will include qualitative and quantitative observations of surface water and groundwater, and provide treatment and remediation options to maximize the utilization of limited water resources in Western Province.