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 water cycle management for the engineers of CECB.

On 11th Aug 2016, the seminar titled “Sustainable Urban Water Management for the Cities of the Future” was held at the auditorium of CECB. Some fifty engineers (mostly Civil) attended the seminar. There were about five members of UNESCO-IHE alumni in the Audience.