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Collaborative research promoting Transdisciplinary Approach is implemented from 2015 under the framework of International Network for Advancing Transdisciplinary Education established in 2015 March. Research prior to that were conducted under the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Adaptation Research (UNCECAR) framework under the rapid onset and slow onset global change research categories. 

Inate Research Projects

  • Conjunctive water resources development with ancient and modern irrigation system mosaics (Sri Lanka)
  • Urban Water
  • Recovery of Ecosystems

Ongoing Research projects

Sustainability of Rice Terrace Systems

Submitted by srikantha on October 2, 2015 - 8:16am

The project sustainability of rice terrace systems address the sustainability of traditional rice terrace systems in Asia with research conducted on the Ifugao rice terrace system in the Philippines and the Hani rice terrace system in China as case studies. 

The project is funded by the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research.


Submitted by srikantha on July 14, 2015 - 2:51pm

Description of the Project:

Improve water resources to enhance the livelihoods of the farmers of North Central Province of Sri Lanka through, ground water recharge supported by a Mosaic of Ancient and Modertn Irrigation reservours operated by anticipatory water resources management based on numerical weather forecasts.