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Day 01 -14th September 2021

Inauguration

02.00pm to 03.00pm (India Standard Time)
Mr. Rajindra Ariyabandu

Mr. Rajindra Ariyabandu
Chairperson,
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum,
Sri Lanka

Dr Sunita Narain

Dr Sunita Narain,
Director,
Center for Science & Environment,
India

Prof Feroze Ahmed

Prof Feroze Ahmed,
Former Vice Chancellor,
Stamford University,
Bangladesh

Mr. Reed J Aeschliman

Mr. Reed J Aeschliman,
Mission Director,
USAID-Sri Lanka/Maldives

End of the inauguration session

Technical session 01

Rainwater harvesting for water supply (urban and rural)
03.00pm to 04.00pm (India Standard Time)
Prof Polanki Sivaram
Chairperson of the session

Prof Polanki Sivaram,
National Institute of Rural Development and
Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, India.
(Chairperson of the session)

Archt U.A Buddhini Kaushalya
City School of Architects (Rapporteur)

vishnu Partheep Tej
Mr Vishnu Partheep Tej

Mr Vishnu Partheep Tej,
Research Scholar, University Grants Commission and Junior research fellow,
Department of Sociology,
Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India

03.15pm - 03.20pm

Ms. Sony Pun

Ms. Sony Pun,
Project Officer,
Kanchan Nepal

Professor Tanvir Ahmed

Professor Tanvir Ahmed,
Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, and Director,
ITN-BUET Centre for Water Supply,
Sanitation and Waste Management,
Bangladesh

Mr Samip Shrestha

Mr Samip Shrestha,
Graduate, Kathmandu university,
Nepal

03.40pm - 04.00pm

End of session 01

Technical session 02

Rainwater harvesting for water supply (urban and rural)
04.00pm to 05.00pm (India Standard Time)
Mr. Zaheer Gardezi
Chairperson of the session

Mr. Zaheer Gardezi,
EX-Director General,
Earthquake Reconstruction and
Rehabilitation Authority Govt. of Pakistan

Ms. Dhanushi Senanayake,
South Asia Rainwater Harvesting Network
(Rapporteur)

Dr saradha Narayanan
Dr. Saradha Narayanan

Dr. Saradha Narayanan,
Project Director,
Soroptimist International Region of Malaysia

Dr. jos C raphael
Dr Jos C Raphael

Wells (manually dug) for water security in developing countries

Dr Jos C Raphael,
Secretary,
Mazhapolima District Rainwater Harvesting Mission,
India

Mr. Pravat K C
Mr. Pravat K C

Mr. Pravat K C,
Process engineer,
Project Implementation Directorate-KUKL,
Nepal

Eng. Mr. Deva Hapugoda

Eng. Mr. Deva Hapugoda,
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum,
Sri Lanka

04.00pm - 05.00pm

End of session 02

Technical session 03

Rainwater harvesting technology innovations.
05.00pm to 05.50pm(India Standard Time)
Dr S.K. Weragoda
Chairperson of the session

Dr S.K. Weragoda,
Project Director,
China Sri Lanka Research Grant Project

Dr Tanuja Ariyananda
Rapporteur

Dr Tanuja Ariyananda,
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum,
Sri Lanka

Dr Muhammad Saqib Nawaz

Rainwater harvesting through engineered soakage pits for groundwater recharge and improved water supply in a mega project of Lahore, Pakistan – A case study.

Dr Muhammad Saqib Nawaz,
Manager,
Environment & Public Health,
Govt. of Punjab,
Pakistan

Prof Ms. Shanthi De Silva

Prof Ms. Shanthi De Silva,
Senior Professor of agricultural and plantation engineering,
The Open University of Sri Lanka,
Sri Lanka

Mr. Ruhunuge Ruwan Dimuthu

Mr. Ruhunuge Ruwan Dimuthu,
Scientist,
Environmental Studies and Services Division,
National Building Research Organization,
Sri Lanka

End of session 03

Day 02 -15th September 2021

Technical session 04

Rainwater harvesting for disaster situations
02.00pm to 03.00pm (India Standard Time)

Ms. Kusum Athukorala,
Sri Lanka Water Partnership,
(Chairperson of the session)

Dr Tanuja Ariyananda
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum,
Sri Lanka. (Rapporteur)

Ms Rachel Nisbet

Ms Rachel Nisbet,
Director - Communications and Advocacy,
International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance,
Nepal

Mr. Zaheer Gardezi

Mr. Zaheer Gardezi,
EX-Director General,
Earthquake Reconstruction and
Rehabilitation Authority, Govt. of Pakistan,
Pakistan

Ms Ama Rajakarunanayake

Ms Ama Rajakarunanayake,
Deputy Director,
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum,
Sri Lanka

Prof. Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel

Prof. Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel
Nepal Center for Disaster Management,
Nepal

02.45pm - 03.00pm

End of session 04

Technical session 05

Rainwater harvesting for home gardening and business opportunities for SMEs
03.00pm to 03.50pm(India Standard Time)

Eng Ramdeep Sah
Chairman, Smart WASH Solutions,
Nepal
(Chairperson of the session)

Prof Polanki Sivaram,
National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj,
Hyderabad, India.
(Rapporteur)

Eng. Mr. W.A.L. Sunil Karunawardana

Eng. Mr. W.A.L. Sunil Karunawardana,
National Engineering Research and
Development Centre, Sri Lanka

Dr. Makoto MURASE

Dr. Makoto MURASE,
Secretary General of People for
Rainwater, Japan

Ms. Sachini Navoda

Ms. Sachini Navoda,
Intern at MAS Intimates (Pvt) Ltd,
Sri Lanka

03.35pm - 03.50pm

End of session 05

Technical session 06

Rainwater harvesting for Health and Water Quality
03. 50pm to 05.00pm(India Standard Time)

Mr. M.M.M. Aheeyar,
Researcher,
International Water Management Institute,
Sri Lanka
(Chairperson of the session)

Prof Polanki Sivaram
National Institute of Rural Development and
Panchayati Raj, India
(Rapporteur)

Ms. Archana Shrestha

Ms. Archana Shrestha,
GUTHI, Nepal

Dr Hilmy Sally

Dr Hilmy Sally,
Scientific Adviser, International Foundation for Science and Director of Infotech-IDEAS,
Sri Lanka

04.25pm - 04.35pm

04.35pm - 05.00pm

Concluding remarks

Dr Ms. Sarika Kulkarni,
Founder and Chief Executive Director of
Raah Foundation

Mr. Han Heijnen,
President of the International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance,
Geneva.

End of session 06