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International Forestry and Environmental Symposium on October 11, 12

The 24th International Forestry and Environmental Symposium 2019, organised by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura, is to be held on October 11 and 12 at Jetwing Blue, Negombo.

Prof. Mikel Duke from the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities of the Victoria University and OCEANSWELL Founder/Executive Director Dr. Asha de Vos are to be the two keynote speakers for the event, the Sri Jayawardenepura University Forestry and Environmental Science Department said in a press release.

Around 120 new key research findings under the themes of Forest and Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity and Ecological Health, Climate Change and Disaster Management, Sustainable Land Use and Urban Development, Biomass and Sustainable Energy, Waste Management and Pollution Control, Wood Science, Wood and Non-Wood Industry, Environmental Economics in Resource Management, Geology, Soil and Water Resource Management, Environmental Engineering and Green Technology, and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Tourism will be presented by the scholars, in the presence of several local and foreign participants, including key government officials, academics, researchers, and business leaders in the Forestry and Environment sectors.

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Science is one of the key departments in the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura, with the mission of assisting the sustainable management of natural resources and environment through manpower and knowledge.

The symposium is to be chaired by Prof. Upul Subasinghe, Head of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science. Centre for Sustainability Director Dr. Priyan Perera and Dr. Varuni Jayasooriya are the Coordinators of the 24th International Forestry and Environmental Symposium.

More information on the symposium is available at http://fesympo.sjp.ac.lk.


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