Wetlands, Cities, and Floods
BY EDM | 01 FEB 2017
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON
February 02, 2017 / COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
Working together to address urban flood management in the context of a changing climate
WWF Fellow Dr. Missaka Hettiarachchi will be presenting on the role of wetlands in urban flood management for World Wetlands Day 2017. The event is hosted by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLRDC) - a government agency responsible for flood risk and wetland management in urban areas of Sri Lanka. Participants will include officials from the Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Province Development and the Ministry of Disaster Management. The event will be held at the Urban Wetland Park Education Center in Colombo and include site visits to various wetland projects.