Lessons Learned from the December 26, 2004 Sumatra Quake and Tsunami
On December 26, 2004, a devastating earthquake occurred off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, creating seismic and tsunami waves felt by people who live around the Indian Ocean....

Bomb Blast Damage to a Concrete-Framed Office Building: Ceylinco House, Columbo, Sri Lanka

A Study on Water Management of an Irrigation Scheme in Sri Lanka

Application of Mathematical Models for Flood Forecasting in Sri Lanka
With the introduction of microcomputers, the application of mathematical models in water-resources planning and forecasting became increasingly popular during the last decade in Sri Lanka....

Maintenance Improvement Programme in Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Planning and Implementation for Sustainable Management of Negombo Lagoon, Sri Lanka
The author narrates how an organized, poor and relatively marginalized set of coastal communities in Sri Lanka have, by collaborating with state agencies and establishing informed dialogue,...

Minimum Streamflow for Habitat—A Case Study. Menikganga River Diversion Project—Sri Lanka
Determination of minimum streamflows to be left in the stream channel for the sustenance of the downstream habitats becomes a difficult task when quantitative requirements of such habitats...

Use of Pilot Projects for Technology Transfer in Developing Countries
Pilot projects of various sizes - 25-1100 ha of farm land - have been used to demonstrate new concepts in water supply and farming practices in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan, and they...

Case Studies of Utilizing a Flexible Automated Supply in Developing Countries
The need is seldom questioned for a water supply that is available when the crop needs it - frequency; at a rate that can be satisfactorily used; and for a duration that provides just...

Public Education and Participation: The Foundation of Success for CRM in Developing Countries
If initiatives in coastal resources management (CRM) are to succeed and be effective, not only must they be technically sound but they must be accepted as necessary, reasonable and fair....

Flexible Irrigation Supply Pilot Projects—Part II: Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Egypt
The Sri Lanka project covers about 150 one hectare farms on the lower half of a unit served by one distributary. The upper part, because of delays in construction, was left as an earth...

The Impact of War on Environmental Management in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Mini-Hydro Rehabilitation Programme
As part of Sri Lanka's medium term investment programme funded mainly by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, the British Government's Overseas Development...

Computer-Aided Operation of a Hydropower System
This paper outlines the development of a computer model which optimizes the operation of a regulated river system given certain constraints using an adaptive deterministic linear programming...

Resolving Fisheries Conflicts in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's Coast Conservation Act appears to be the strongest piece of legislation governing the use of coastal resources among their world countries. The implementation...

Coastal Zone Management in Sri Lanka 1978-1986
Although interest in the management of coastal problems in Sri Lanka dates from the 1920s, it was not until the mid-1970s that a management approach began to be developed. Initially, Sri...

Case Studies—Semi-Closed Pipeline Systems
The paper discusses the title subject in terms of automated systems, flexible scheduling, and system components. Project locations include the Mahaweli Development Project, Sri Lanka;...

Kotmale Dam and Observations on CFRD
A concrete faced rockfill dam was the type selected for the 300 ft (90 m) dam at Kotmale in Sri Lanka for reasons of economy and speed in construction. Standard design concepts were tailored...

 

 

 

 

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