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Second International Symposium on Water Quality and Human Health : Challenges Ahead

Organized by the

in joint collaboration with the
International Research Center, University of Peradeniya,
Toyama Prefectural University, JAPAN, Toyama National College of Technology, JAPAN and
Basha Research Corporation, INDIA

15 - 16 March 2013 at PGIS, University of Peradeniya, SRI LANKA

The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for analytical and solution-based discussions and to disseminate knowledge and exchange information regarding research activities and plans for studying the relationship between water resources, and environmental and anthropogenic activities with special emphasis on water pollution and effects on human health. Participants will include academics, scientists, engineers, managers, legislators, NGO representatives and policy makers involved in water, environment and water related health issues.

Inland waters of Sri Lanka play a major role in our economy by providing water for irrigation, power generation, inland fisheries, and also for supplying drinking water to community. Therefore the assurance of the quality of water has become an important task. Unfortunately water bodies are now under stress due to various threats from natural and anthropogenic sources. Hence the main objective of the symposium is to understand the current conditions of surface and groundwater of Sri Lanka with special emphasis on Dry Zone reservoirs, and mitigation efforts to control water pollution. Presentation of research on water quality and human health, and pollution control attempts conducted in other countries is also warmly welcome. The symposium will thus be a platform for creating partnerships in solving water pollution problems, environmental degradation and health risks affecting different communities in different regions of Sri Lanka and abroad. The symposium will also facilitate the sharing of experience of well known scholars and young scientists through presentations of scientific and technical papers and posters on research, planning research and developmental activities.

Third International Symposium on Water Quality and Human Health will be held on June 20 - 21, 2014.

Topics to be covered
Benefits of inland water resources, physicochemical and biological characteristics of reservoirs, streams and ground water systems, aspects of water pollution, health and social problems associated with water pollution, importance of water as a global resource, methods of water management and treatment, establishment of water management strategies and water commoditization. A special session will be devoted to present novel research results on chronic renal failure of unknown aetiology prevailing in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka.

Abstract Submission Information

Abstracts are invited on the topics outlined above. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 10th January 2013.

Symposium Coordinator
Dr. Sudharma Yatigammana,
Department of Zoology,
University of Peradeniya,

Symposium Co-coordinator
Mr. C. S. Wijesundara,
Department of Zoology,
University of Peradeniya,
081 2394478

Registration Fees
(includes proceedings, meals, tea and refreshments)
  Registration Fee
  Local Partcipants
Postgraduate / Undergraduate   Students
  LKR 1000/=  
  LKR 2000/=  
 International Partcipants
SAARC Countries
  USD 200  
Other Countries
  USD 350  

Download Documents
Guidelines for Preparation / Submission of Abstracts (MSWord) (PDF)
Registration Form – Local Participants (MSWord) (PDF)
Registration Form – Foreign Participants (MSWord) (PDF)
Symposium Registration Fees – Payment Details – Foreign Currency (MSWord) (PDF)

Completed registration forms with the fee (full payment) should be submitted to the Senior Assistant Registrar of the PGIS(Fax: 081 2389026).

Prof. B.S.B. Karunaratna
Director/ PGIS

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