Tagged with Floods

Some questions on floods in south west Sri Lanka

Dr Wilfrid Jayasuriya (Daily Mirror) The of June 1 gives on Page 14 a discussion of rainfall predictions in the current season. Talking with an Irrigation Engineer cum Hydrology specialist, who has also a role in international consultancies, I raised some questions, which I would like to share, as well as the answers given by … Continue reading

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Floating houses to resist floods

Disasters should reshape strategies Island Editorial Man has always been at the mercy of weather gods and there is hardly anything that he can do when catastrophes happen. But, if disaster preparedness is sufficiently raised and precautions taken the loss of lives can be minimised. Unlike in days of yore, today man is better equipped … Continue reading

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Wetlands are in fact the kidneys of our nature

Flood and Droughts as blessings to meet future challenges By Eng. Mahinda Panapitiya (Island) Flooding during heavy rains and water pollution in natural streams are common problems all over the world when human settlements are located near flood prone areas. For example about 7-10% land area in the US under human settlements are subjected to … Continue reading

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Floods: Don’t blame the rain, it’s our fault

Daily Mirror Editorial In our editorial yesterday, the Daily Mirror highlighted the need to conserve water with the onset of the South West Monsoon and we also stressed that rain should not be considered as bad weather. But even a blessing could turn out to be a major disaster mainly because of the tens of … Continue reading

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Disaster Management: Heads must roll

By Rohana Jayaratne It is not only what we do but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.-Moliere No doubt, Mother Nature vented her fury on Lanka with cyclone Roanu veering past on its trajectory towards Bangladesh. Fortunately, we did not suffer a direct strike as we were totally unprepared to … Continue reading

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