Workshop on flood risk management

A workshop on Flood Risk Management organized by the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University's Faculty of Engineering, with the collaboration of three German universities, was held recently.

The resource persons were Prof. Dr. Robert Jüpner, University of Kaiserslautern, Prof. Juergen Jensen, Research Institute for Water and Environment, University of Siegen, Prof. Achim Schulte, Freie University of Berlin, and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Breit, University of Kaiserslautern.

Senior Fellow of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Dr. Missaka Hettiarachchi shared his expert knowledge. WWF, with the Hans Sauer Foundation of Germany, sponsored the workshop with KDU.

The chief guest was German Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jörn Rohde. Vice Chancellor of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Defence and Admin) Brigadier Idunil Ranasinghe, deans and the academics of KDU, also participated.

Faculty of Engineering Dean Dr. W.C.D.K. Fernando welcomed the chief guest, the invitees, and participants. Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe presented the keynote, emphasizing the importance of conducting a workshop on a subject highly relevant to Sri Lankan context.


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