Site banner

Warning message

Drupal sync settings is wrong. Check settings and site domain here.

CAS Collaboration

This section describes collaboration with CAS, Urumqi on Sustainable Water Resources Utilization in Dry Zone. Initially some papers describing different resaearch areas of Prof. Srikantha Herath is given here. 

Sample Papers

Mosaic Systems

This describes the concept of developing Mosaic Systems by integrating  Modern and Ancient Irrigation Systems.

INATE Sri Lanka Project Interim Report

This interim report describes the progress of the resarch project undertaken in Sri Lanka to improve the quality of life of farmers in the dryzone. It is implemented under the framework of International Network for Transdisiciplinary Eduation (INATE). Two main proposals are the construction of an Aqua Park for flood control and Groundwater recharge and amphibious farms for uninterupted farming during flood season.

Design of Infiltration Systems

This paper describes a method to design infiltration systems considering an efficient model building scheme to estimate infiltration quantity in the unsaturated zone. This method is adopted by the Association for Rainfall Storage and Infiltration Technology in Japan in designing infiltration systems at catchment and sub-catchment scale. 

Urban Development Preserving Water Cycle

This paper describes the design process adopted in the first new city developed in Japan preserving local water cycle. In this 600 ha development, first the natural water cycle was estimated with a physically based hydrological model and then various storage and infiltration facility implmentation is considered to assess their effectiveness in keeping after development water cycle close to the original.

Infiltration facilities to off set urbaninzation impacts

This paper describe a simulation study of the impact of infiltration facilities on urban water cycle and the possibility of infiltration facility policies to offset urbanisation effects on water cycle. 

Similar Hydrological Element Response (SHER) Model

This describes a physically based distributed model that can be lumped according to data availability. The model employs both storage and pressure based models to smulate water transfer across surface, subsurface and ground water regimes. The model has been widely used in Asia for water cycle assessment, urban drainage modeling and flood forecasting.

Geomophorlogy Based Hydrologic Model

In this model we descrietise catchment along streams and slopes. His helps to reduce the 3-D modeling problem to a 2-D one. It is extremely fast and can be used to model stream flows in large catchments. 

Flood Damage Estimation

Flood damage estimation is useful for the investing in disaster risk reduction as they provide a means to estimate pre-disaster losses. Such estimations are also used in flood insuarance industry. Following papers describe applications in Japan and Sri Lanka. 

Weather forecasting based on expected weather type

Climate Change Impact on Floods

This paper investigate the impact of climate change in increasing flood loss.