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2023

Webinar Series 4: Industrial Wastewater Management

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Date: 15 Feb 2023, Wednesday
Singapore Time (SGT): 1.30 – 3.30 p.m.; Sri Lanka Time (SLT): 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Participation: Online (Free Admission- registration is required)
To register, please proceed to: Webinar Registration

Introduction:
Pollutant discharge from industrial wastewater beyond the permissible limits would pose major public health and environmental concerns as the majority would contain substances that are toxic, ignitable, corrosive or reactive. Major industries would have their own wastewater treatment facilities to remove the pollutants and/or recover valuable resources prior to discharge. However, there are smaller scale industries that would not be able to afford the hefty investment in pollutant control equipment. Management strategies such as land use planning by co-locating industries of similar activities in the industrial parks having the effluents treated through the centralized wastewater treatment facilities could aid in the pollution management.
This workshop will share the experiences and challenges of industrial wastewater management in Sri Lanka and Singapore, as well as innovations in the techniques and solutions for more sustainable treatment processes.
Programme:
The programme consists of presentations and a panel discussion by Singapore and Sri Lanka experts to exchange the knowledge and experience on stormwater management.  

 

Time (Duration)                 Programme
1.30 – 1.40 p.m. (SGT)

11.00 – 11.10 a.m. (SLT)

 

Emcee:
Eng. Zammil Hameed
Research Engineer

China Sri Lanka Joint Research and Demonstration Centre for Water Technology (JRDC), Ministry of Water Supply, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Welcome
Dr. S.K Weragoda
Director Covering Up,

China Sri Lanka Joint Research and Demonstration Centre for Water Technology (JRDC), Ministry of Water Supply, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

1.40 – 2.00 p.m. (SGT)

11.10 – 11.30 a.m. (SLT)

 

Industrial Wastewater Management in Sri Lanka: challenges
Prof. K.B Shameen Jinadasa
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
2.00 – 2.20 p.m. (SGT)

11.30 – 11.50 a.m. (SLT)

 

Industrial wastewater management in Singapore: techniques and solutions
Associate Professor Olivier Patrick Lefebvre
NERI and Centre for Water Research, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore
2.20 – 2.40 p.m. (SGT)

11.50 a.m. – 12.10 p.m. (SLT)

 

A case study of industrial wastewater management in Sri Lanka
Mr. Ishanka Wimalaweera
Senior Technical Manager

Central Environmental Testing & Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd., Kandy, Sri Lanka
2.40 – 3.10 p.m. (SGT)

12.10 – 12.40 p.m. (SLT)

 

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderator
Professor Jiangyong Hu
Deputy Director, NERI and Director, Centre for Water Research, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Panel Members
Dr. S.K Weragoda, JRDC
Prof. K.B Shameen Jinadasa, UoP
Associate Professor Olivier Patrick Lefebvre, NUS
Mr. Ishanka Wimalaweera, Central Environmental Testing & Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd.

3.10 -3.20 p.m. (SGT)

12.40 – 12.50 p.m. (SLT)

 

Closing Remarks
Professor Jiangyong Hu
NERI and CWR, NUS