Symposium 2008 Archive

30 Jan 2009

Cleaner production opportunities in Small and medium scale wood processing and furniture manufacturing enterprises in Sri Lanka

Cleaner production is a preventive business strategy designed to conserve resources, mitigate risks to human and environment, and promote greater overall efficiency through improved production techniques and technologies; including substituting different materials, modifying equipments and redesigning products.
30 Jan 2009

Trends in water quality parameters for river Maha Oya

Maha Oya, is one of the main rivers in Sri Lanka, much used for drinking water extraction. It flows through five important districts of Sri Lanka offering water through fourteen water supply intakes. Only three of the
30 Jan 2009

Growth, morphological, anatomical, and physiological responses of canopy species to varied light environments.

Growth, morphological, anatomical, and physiological characteristics of seedlings of three canopy species; Artocarpus nobilis Thw., Litsea gardneri Thw. and Myristica dactyloides Gaertn. were compared with variation to the light regimes in lowland tropical rain forest, southwest Sri
30 Jan 2009

An empirical model for predicting dbh growth with age for Eucalyptus grandis

Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex Maiden (rose gum) is commonly grown as even-aged monocultures in colder climates in the hilly region of Sri Lanka. Trees harvested from those plantations are used for sawn timber, railway sleepers and fuel.
30 Jan 2009

valuation of the effectiveness of the social forestry component of the Forest Resources Management Project (FRMP) in Kurunegala District

The paper reports findings of an evaluation  of the social forestry component of  the Forest Resources Management Project of the Ministry of Environment  commenced in 2002 with the overall objective of improving forest management for environmental protection
30 Jan 2009

Evaluation of Social Forestry Component of the Sri Lanka Australia Natural Resource Management Project

This reports the evaluation of the social forestry component of the  Sri Lanka Australia Natural Resource Management Project (SLANRMP) in the Kurunegala District. The main objective of this component was to contribute to poverty reduction through improved
30 Jan 2009

A quantitative study to propose effective guidelines for household composting

Solid waste is a major environmental problem in Sri Lanka. The main disposal sites are marsh lands, low lands, river banks & other wet lands. More than 80% of the waste generated in Sri Lanka consist of