The main objective is to implement as an initiative step towards the establishment of National Groundwater Monitoring Network for Sri Lanka in order to collect more comprehensive and accurate real time data on (a) Groundwater Level (b) Water Quality.
Centralized Data management centre is to be located at the head office of Water Resources Board, Colombo where the data retrieval, processing, analysis and interpretations. This information is disseminated including the technical recommendations among the stake holders and implementing agencies for the final planning & management of these finite resources at sustainable levels with necessary guidelines whilst minimising the contamination as well. In addition, the grass root level community awareness is carried out to change their behaviours on the use and protection of groundwater resources from the anthropogenic contaminations.
Project for Malwathu Oya, Maduru Oya & Kumbukkan Oya River Basins
The Project covers Malwathu Oya, Maduru Oya and Kumbukkan Oya basins where establishing of 150 monitoring locations and 20 rainfall stations. The selection of the monitoring locations is based on the hydrogeological condition, vulnerable areas where quality and groundwater depletion due to anthropogenic activities at present. Water level, Electrical conductivity, Nitrate and temperature are the basic parameters monitored with these automated systems. In addition, the heavy metal concentrations in groundwater are periodically assessed to understand the changes of contamination with time in the three basins.
Initial comprehensive desk study for identify the monitoring zones and Geophysical exploration to delineate the subsurface hydrogeology have completed within these three river basins. At present, the dedicated monitoring well constructions are in progress. The installation of automated sensor systems and centralized data centre is scheduled completed by the end of 2021.
Project Management Unit
|01||Mr. M.J. Deshapriya||Project Driector|
|02||Mr. R.R.G.R. Rajapakse||Deputy Project Director|
|03||Mrs. W.A.R.H. Weerasinghe||Senior Hydrogeologist|
|04||Mr. A.M.N.P. Abeysinghe||Senior Hydrogeologist|
|05||Mr. H.S.P. Sayakkara||Hydrogeologist|
|06||Mr. S.L.B. Kelum||Hydrogeologist|
|07||Mr. J.D.U. Piyathissa||Senior Manager (Drilling)|
|08||Mr. A.B.M. Chandrasiri||Accountant|
|09||Mrs. W.C. Priyani||Secretary|
|10||Miss Jalika Krishanthi||Management Assistant|
|11||Mr. G.K.D.S. Lakshan||Management Assistant|