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Ecological rehabilitation of canals in Colombo: a design to harmonize flood control and physical heterogeneity

NRC Grant: 17-066

Dr. P.I.A. Gomes
Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
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Area of Research:  Water and environment(civil engineering)
Status:   Ongoing

 

Objectives

To naturalize canals such that they would function similar to natural rivers/streams and provide a wide range of ecological services while maintaining flood safety. Tha specific objectives are to : 01.Maintain flood control function 02.establish appropriate pools riffles in stream covers and similar meso scale pysical habitats to that support flora and fauna.03.Improved assilimation and attenuation processes for contaminant retention and removal 04. Provide a basis for future rehibilitation works and preparations of guidelines for canal rehabilitation.