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Presentations & Conference Contributions


2013

  • Impact Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change in North-West Sri Lanka, American Agronomy Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, 3-6, Novermber 2013
  • Climate Change Impacts On Rice Farming Systems in North Western Sri Lanka, Global Meeting of the Agriculture Model Inter-comparison Program, Columbia University, New York, October 28-30, 2013
  • Intra-seasonal climate predictions for Sri Lanka and Maldives and its application for Water Resources Management, USAID/National Academy of Science conference for Principal Investigators, USAID/RDMA, Bangkok, September 30-October 5, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Climate Adaptation: Lessons from Working with the State, South And Central Asia Conference of the Fulbright Program and Sri Lanka National Conference of the Fulbright program, Kochi, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 2013

2012

  • Climate Change Impact Assessment for Rice and Sugarcane Agricultural Systems in Sri Lanka, AgMIP South Asia Program Launch Workshop, November 2012.
  • Crop yield forecasting for Sri Lanka, by CCAFS Theme 3 conference on Crop Yield Forecasting, International Water Management Institute, Negombo, April 19, 2012
  • The Use of Climate Information in the Tropics: Learning from Practice, Department of Environmental Science Seminar, State University of New York. Albany, NY.
  • Climate services for Sugarcane in Sri Lanka, Invited Lecture, Annual Sessions of the Sugarcane Research Institute,Udawalawe, 15-16 March, 2012
  • Climate and Agriculture in South Asia, AgMIP Program Launch Workshop, ICRISAT, India, March 2011.

2010

  • Hydro-Climatic Diagnosis and Modeling to support Adaptation to Tropical Climate Variability, SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS), Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Columbia University. December 6, 2010.
  • Rates of Regional Ecosystem Change, Can Societies Adapt? International Graduate Conference on Climate Change and People, Small Earth Nepal and Center for Capacity Building, University of Colorado, Boulder. November 2010.
  • Climate Adaptation for Integrated Water Resources Management : Learning from Practice in Sri Lanka, International Development Research Center, Ottawa, Canada. October 21, 2010.
  • Does tropical climate adaptation need advanced climate science? Division of Ocean and Climate Physics seminar, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, October 15, 2010.
  • Climate justice in relation to adaptation and Ecohealth in Southern South Asia, EcoHealth Conference, London, August 2010.

2009

  • The Use of Climate Information in the Tropics: Learning from Practice, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, State University of New York. Stony Brook.
  • Developing Climate Services and Climate Risk Management for Maldives, Male, Maldives Ministry of Environment.
  • Sustainability Practice in Sri Lanka, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Launch Workshop on the Masters in Development Practice at the University of Peradeniya.
  • Adaptation for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Tropics, Department of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA., School of Engineering.

2008

  • Analysis of Impacts of Climate on Malaria for Risk Predictions, EcoHealth Conference, Merida, Mexico, December, 2008.
  • Malaria Risk Prediction using Climate and Environment Monitoring and Prediction: Demonstration in Sri Lanka, EcoHealth Conference, Mexico, December 2008.
  • Soil Moisture Memory and Predictability of Seasonal Streamflow in Sri Lanka, Western Pacific Geophysics Conference, Cairns, Australia, July 2008
  • Inter-Annual Variability and Decadal Change of the North-East Monsoon Rainfall over South Asia, Western Pacific Geophysics Conference, Cairns, Australia, July 2008.

2007

  • (1) Some Climate and Malaria Linkages in Sri Lanka, (2) Climate and Hydrological Monitoring and Prediction for Sri Lanka, NOAA Climate and Malaria Project Conclusion Workshop. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 2007.
  • Fine-scale analysis for malaria risk prediction, Greater Horn of African Climate Outlook Forum and Malaria Outlook Forum, Nairobi, Kenya. March 5-10, 2007.
  • Developing a Suite of Climate Information for Applications for Sri Lanka, ESSIC, University of Maryland, Silver Spring, Maryland. February 16, 2007.

2006

  • Hydroclimatological Simulation over Sri Lanka Using Global Reanalyses, American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, San Francisco.
  • Progress in Developing a Climate based Malaria Early Warning System in Sri Lanka, Climate Predictions and Applications Sciences Workshop, Tucson, 21-24 March 2006.
  • Using Climate Information for River Basin Management in Sri Lanka, Invited Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Atlanta, February 2, 2006.
  • Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: Climate Impacts on Water and Fodder. International Conference on Humid Tropical Ecosystems: Changes, Challenges, Opportunities, UNESCO and National Science Foundation. 4-9 December, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2006.

2005

  • Climate Risk Management: Case Studies in Public Health, Natural Disasters and Renewable Energy, Biennal Conference of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, July 23-27.
  • Using Climate Information for Disaster Risk Identification in Sri Lanka, Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, March 15-17, 2005, Palisades, New York.

2004

  • Complementary Dynamical and Statistical Downscaling from a GCM: Maha rainfall over Sri Lanka, Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco.
  • Using Climate Information for Disaster Risk Identification in Sri Lanka, Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco.
  • Malaria and Climate Variability in Sri Lanka, Principal Investigators Meeting of the Joint Program on Climate Variability and Human Health, Atlanta, Georgia,.
  • Using Climate Information for Disaster Risk Identification in Sri Lanka, Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, March 15-17, 2005, Palisades, New York.
  • Climate Change Assessments for Sri Lanka from Quality Evaluated Data, International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Changing Environment of the Monsoon Region, United Nations University, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Weather, Climate Variability and Climate Change, Workshop Report, Synthesis Workshop on Climate Variability, Climate Change and Health in Small-Island States, pages 13-14, World Health Organization, Bandos, Maldives.

2003

  • Sustainable River Basin Management under Climate Variability and Change, School of Engineering, UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Climate Prediction for Water Resources Management in Sri Lanka, Office of the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation,
  • Seasonal Climate Predictions and its Applications in Sri Lanka, International Water Management Institute,
  • Using Climate Information for Mahaweli river basin management, World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2003, Philadelphia.
  • Assessment of High-Risk Natural Disaster Hotspots of Sri Lanka, Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Montreal, Canada, 2003.

2002

  • El Nino’s impacts half a world away: Stories from Southern Asia, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Open House,
  • Application of Climate Information and Prediction, Frontier Research System for Global Change Research,
  • Climate Variability, Climate Change and Water Resources, Frontier Research System for Global Change Research.

2001

  • IRI Seminar on “Lessons from Last ENSO in Sri Lanka”, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Palisades.
  • Sri Lanka Water Resources Project, International Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Palisades, New York.
  • IRI Water Resources Applications Project in Sri Lanka, NOAA Office of Global Programs,
  • Seasonal Streamflow Predictions from Global Sea Surface Temperatures: Applications to the Mahaweli River in Sri Lanka, Climate Diagnostics Workshop, San Diego, October 2001.
  • 1997-99 El Nino / La Nina Episode in Sri Lanka: Forecasts, Communication, Responses and Impacts in an Indebted and Peripheral Country., Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2001.

2000

  • A dynamical model for orographic rainfall in monsoonal Sri Lanka, NOAA 25th Climate Diagnostics Workshop, New York.
  • ENSO influences on rice production in Sri Lanka, Forum on Agriculture, Climate and Development, New York, pp 179-184.
  • Climate Prediction for Water Resources Management, International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1999

  • Orographic Rainfall Modelling in a Monsoonal Climate, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India, 1999.
  • A dynamical orographic rainfall model for Sri Lanka, Department of Atmospheric Sciences and International Institute for Theoretical and Applied Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1999.
  • Orographic Rainfall Modeling for Sri Lanka, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. 1999

 


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