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The National Water Supply & Drainage Board has planned to organize the International Water Conference - Sri Lanka 2022 from 14th to 16th December 2022 in Ratmalana, Colombo.

This International Conference will bring together water professionals, foreign delegates, International Organizations, government officials and media. etc. and provide insights into the research, latest trends in best practice and cutting edge technologies which will gain immense interest with water professionals, young, adept researchers, and university academia for knowledge sharing & networking.

The Main Conference comprises Inauguration Ceremony, R&D Symposium with Technical Sessions followed by field visits. The Inauguration of the Centre of Excellence for Water and Sanitation (Cewas) located in Rathmalana, Colombo as well as the Opening Ceremony of the International Water Conference, Sri Lanka will be held on 14th December and the Research & Development Symposium, Expert Sessions plus the Business Forum will take place from 15-16 December followed by field visits to Kandy and Colombo on the final day, 17th December.

The Research & Development Symposium under the main theme “Water for Sustainable Development: Corporation, Partnership, and Appropriate Technology” will explore water & sanitation related topics through a series of Technical Papers presented by the NWSDB officials, as well as local & international water sector utilities and researchers. In addition, collaborating partners like World Bank, ADB, AFD, JICA and CAS have offered to lead Expert Sessions on Integrated Water Resource Management, Utility Management, Disaster Management and Partnerships for Cost Recovery.

The Business Forum sessions will allow space and create insightful discussions on sustainable solutions for climatic change in the global warming context, digital water, sustainable agriculture and water management.

The International Water Conference, Sri Lanka- 2022 will be a great opportunity for water experts and the renowned academia together with key industry players, investors and policymakers from around the world to explore opportunities and collaborate on the diverse and dynamic water sector.