The Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA-DRR) programme coordinated by the Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GRDC), University of Huddersfield-UK has organized a training and networking event to establish a research roadmap on ‘Tackling climate change as an underlying disaster risk driver’, collaborating with eight Sri Lankan universities. The event is held from 26th June to 7th July 2023 in the UK and three academics from the University of Moratuwa, Prof. Indrika Rajapaksha and Ms. Kalpanee Jayatilake from the Department of Architecture and Prof. Lalith Rajapakse from the Department of Civil Engineering, are participating in the event.
The program includes a two-day research symposium, guest lectures, a site visit to a flood defence system in the UK and other research training and fellowship events. The most significant output is the development of a research roadmap to achieve climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Sri Lanka focusing on built-environment, human health, transportation, energy, tourism, environment and eco-systems, water resources, food security, agriculture, and livestock sectors through an inter-disciplinary collaborative approach. The event is funded by the CCA-DRR project through the ERASMUS+ International Credit Mobility Program.
Prepared by: Ms Kalpanee Jayatilake, Lecturer (Department of Architecture)