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Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications - Course 2 (2015)

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Sri Lanka

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Srikantha Herath

Dr. Srikantha Herath engages in research and education in water security, climate change and natural disaster risk reduction. His postgraduate teaching and research currently focuses on global change impacts on environmental processes, especially related to atmospheric process with applications in urban hydrology, flood forecasting, damage estimation, sediment transport and water cycle change assessment using physically based distributed hydrological modelling aided by Remote Sensing and GIS.

Lal Samarakoon

Dr. Lal Samarakoon currently works as the Director of Geoinformatics Center of the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. He has extensive working experience in Asia, Japan with AIT. His research focuses in the application of spatial analytic techniques using GIS, remote sensing, GPS in resource management for sustainable development through teaching, research, training, and real-world application.

Shigeru Nakamura

Mr. Shigeru Nakamura has been working on hydrologi- cal cycle analysis, watershed management, groundwater development and flood forecasting in Japan as well as in other Asian countries since 1989. He has been involved in research and development of a grid-based hydrological model and the SHER model. Currently, he is the in charge of the NK-GIAS development project in Nippon Koei co., ltd. He is also a board member of the Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (JSHWR). 

Priyantha Bandara Hunukumbura

Dr. Priyantha Hunukumbura is currently working as a consulting engineer at Nippon Koei Co., Ltd. Japan. He specializes in hydrology and water resources engineering. His research interests focus mainly on monitoring and modeling of hydrological processes, studying the future effects of climate change on water resources in Asian countries, flood modeling and forecasting, prediction of ungauged basins, hydrological model transferability and GIS applications in hydrological modeling.

Dillip Swain

Dr. Dillip Kumar Swain is a actively involved in teaching and research programme of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, since his joining as Assistant Professor. Prior to joining IIT, Dr. Swain worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan, through Japan Society for the Promotion Science Fellowship during the year 2003 to 2005. Dr. Swain teaches the subjects: Systems Approach in Agriculture, Soil-Plant-Water Relationships, and Crop Production Systems for undergraduates and postgraduate students in Agricutlural Engineering.

Kavinda Gunasekara

Mr. Kavinda Gunasekara is currently attached to the University of Tokyo specialize in GIS, Remote Sensing applications. His research interest focuses in coastal applications, environment monitoring and LULC change detection, landslide mapping and modeling, watershed management and spatial analysis techniques. Prior to join the University of Tokyo, he worked as a senior research associate in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and he was mainly responsible for implementation of research projects and training programs in South, South-East and Central Asian countries.