ResourceManagement Archive

17 Mar 2008

Groundwater Exploration Study in the Medigama- Ahangama, Sri Lanka

The present research study was conducted in the Medigama fruit farm area to identify the groundwater recharg ing areas and how the levels of the groundwater correlate different other environmental parameters. The study area is located within
17 Mar 2008

Wood inhabiting macro-fungi in tropical landscape and home-gar den trees: Their diversity and roles

Wood is a biodegradable natural resource, and is often affected by various wood-inhabiting fungi. Hence, this study was carried out to investigate the diversity and impact of macro-fungi on landscapes and home-gardens in semi-urbanized areas in Colombo
17 Mar 2008

EVALUATION OF INTEGRATED PEST AND VECTOR MANAGEMENT (IPVM) PROGRAMME IN RICE

Integrated pest and vector management (IPVM) has become a popular concept that reduces heavy use of pesticides and controls vector borne diseases such as Malaria. These IPVM practices include vector manage ment practices in addition to the
17 Mar 2008

Herbage Quality and Animal Performance in a Coconut Cattle Inte grated System

The effect of controlled grazing on the natural herbage growing in coconut plantation on the performance of cross-bred heifers as well as on herbage yield, botanical composition and the quality were examined in an experiment for one
17 Mar 2008

The Human Right to Development and the Environmental Justice: An Aspect of Environmental Law

The Objective of this study is to examine the international legal regime on the right to development as a human right and its implication for environmental justice in the context of Environmental Law. This study involves an
17 Mar 2008

Emission Trading As Green Solution: Legal Perspective

The present study throws light on the usefulness of Emission Trading as Green Solution in present scenario. Emission trading principle initiated from the technocracy movement which proposed Energy Accounting System in 1930s. Now this is recognized as
17 Mar 2008

Sustainability and equity in emerging energy policy developments:

Oil and to a lesser extent natural gases and coal are the foundations of current civilization. The fast depleting oil and natural gas resources, growing global concerns on climate change and environmental pollution, widening gap between the
17 Mar 2008

Impact of Irrigation Development on Livelihoods – Walawe Left Bank Irrigation Upgrading and Extension Project, Southern Sri Lanka

This paper examines the impact of irrigation development on livelihoods of rural communities based on a study implemented in an irrigation development project in southern Sri Lanka. Though irrigation development is one main strategy for socioeconomic development
17 Mar 2008

Land Fragmentation for building residences and Environmental Degradation in Sri Lanka (with reference to Gampaha District)

Many Environmental problems including elimination of tropical forests, desertification, and reduction in biodiversity, are most clearly evident in the Third World. While rapid population growth is often considered an important factor in this environmental degradation, solid empirical
17 Mar 2008

Ethnobotany of Upper Hantana Catchment Area

products form the backbone of subsistence and local economies in rural communities in the world. In Sri Lanka too forest products are an integral part of the rural economy. This study investigated the ethnobotanical importance of four