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Assela Pathirana
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
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About Assela Pathirana

Assela Pathirana started this site as a part of Mare-Asia Project (2014-2016). The project has been successfully concluded, but the website lives on! Assela is Associate Professor on Integrated Urban Water Cycle Development at the flood resilience core group of UNESCO-IHE.

Adaptation – Can Tho

Our work in Can tho with collaboration with the Climate Change Coordination Office (CCCO),  Vietnam National University, HCMC and its WACC center (Center for Water and Climate Change Management), gave us some insights into how the adaptation process works (and should work?) in rapidly developing cities like Can Tho. We coined the name Secondary Cities [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|CanTho, Viet Nam|0 Comments

Vietnam’s new generation of water leaders connect!

UNESCO-IHE, Vietnam National University of HCMC and Asian Institute of Technology conducted a three day training workshop on 'Leadership for city-to-city learning on Adaptation' on 27-29 March 2017.  This is the first step of a training programme on water-leadership funded by DUPC2: Global Partnership for Water and Development (a grant from Ministry of Foriegn Affairs, Kingdom of Netherlands). [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Uncategorized, Viet Nam|0 Comments

Seminar on Water Sensitive Cities at CECB Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka

I had the opportunity of meeting Mr. Nihal Rupasinhe, the secretary of the ministry of Megapolis and Western Province Development during my visit to Sri Lanka. Mr. Rupasinghe, who is also the former chairman of Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB) of Sri Lanka, requested me to do a seminar on the topic of integrated urban [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|colombo, sri lanka|0 Comments

‘AltWater’ project inception workshop completed successfully, Public Seminar to Follow

Maputo, Mozambique, 21 July 2016 UNESCO-IHE together with Maputo Water Company – Aguas da Regiao de Maputo (AdeM) organized the inception workshop of the project “Enabling the assessment of alternative water supply systems to promote urban water security in the Global South” (AltWater). Some thirty representatives from the partners from the project cities of Maputo, [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|AltWater, Indonesia, Mozambique|0 Comments

“Pilot projects are needed to take GCTA forward and demonstrate change ” – MARE-Asia Cities say

Successful delivery of MARE-Asia project The “Green Cities Round Table”, the event that marked the conclusion of the Capacity Development Technical Assistance on Green City Action Planning (CDTA-GCAP) as well as delivery of “MARE-Asia: Indonesia Project” that supported CDTA-GCAP was held in Surabaya – the Surabaya, the Cleanest & Greenest City In Indonesia. The two [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Indonesia, Kendari|0 Comments

Training Workshop : OPERATIONAL WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN

Workshop Name OPERATIONAL WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN: Developing small scale design proposal incorporating flood resilience and multiple benefits The workshop was conducted as a part of the international workshop “Green designs for Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management – solutions for secondary cities in Global south to cope with climate change”, Can Tho City, Vietnam, 8 – 10 [...]

By | December 6th, 2015|Can Tho Dec 2015, CanTho, Viet Nam|0 Comments

Training Workshop : Urban Water Distribution Network Modelling and Analysis

Workshop Name URBAN WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK MODELLING AND ANALYSIS - As a part of the international workshop "Green designs for Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management – solutions for secondary cities in Global south to cope with climate change”, Can Tho City, Vietnam, 8 – 10 December, 2015. Target Group Mid-career professionals dealing with technical aspects [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Can Tho Dec 2015, CanTho, Viet Nam|0 Comments

Final programme of the workshop: Green designs for Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management

The final programme of the workshop is out! read it here. Green designs for Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management –" solutions for secondary cities in Global south to cope with climate change”, Can Tho City, Vietnam, 8 – 10 December, 2015.

By | November 30th, 2015|Can Tho Dec 2015, CanTho, Viet Nam|0 Comments

Green designs for Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management

"Solutions for secondary cities in Global south to cope with climate change”, Can Tho City, Vietnam, 8 – 10 December, 2015. HỘI THẢO QUỐC TẾ 3 NGÀY "THIẾT KẾ XANH TRONG QUẢN LÝ TỔNG HỢP CHU TRÌNH NƯỚC ĐÔ THỊ - GIẢI PHÁP ĐỐI VỚI CÁC THÀNH PHỐ CẤP 2 Ở CÁC QUỐC GIA ĐANG [...]

By | November 2nd, 2015|Can Tho Dec 2015, CanTho, Viet Nam|0 Comments

Day 1 – Water Utilities and the Challenges of Climate Change

The seminar 'Water Utilities and the Challenges of Climate Change', to be held in Can Tho between 19 and 21 November is about to start. Registration is under way, and the over 100 participants arriving at Iris Hotel are met by a nice banner (see picture). The conference will kick off tomorrow at 8:30 with [...]