The Center for Urban Water is set up to manage urban floods in Metro Colombo by operating pumps and control gates currently being constructed under a world bank funded project. The activities covered by the center are shown in the above diagram. It’s functions will not be confined to flood management, but also will cover urban water management in the city.
There is a provision in the program for qualified candidates to register with a university to obtain M.Eng degree if the arrangements can be made either with the University of Peradeniya or the University of Moratuwa. If selected the candidates will spend 1 day at the university and 4 days at the center, the work carried out at the center fulfilling part of the requirements for M.Eng. programme. There can be lectures during the weekends. Currently 5 staff members are enrolled in this programme.
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CUrW has opportunities for enterprising young engineers and scientists interested in high performance computing, data integration, IoT development and information management. On the job M.Eng and M.Sc. opportunities are available for qualified candidates.
We are also looking for partners to join us in environmental monitoring and education.