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educator , Environmental scientist

Srikantha Herath, Sri Lankan environmental scientist, educator. Achievements include research in development of methodology for design of infiltration systems now widely used to recover the water cycle changes due to urbanization; research in development of SHER, a physically based hydrological model. Recipient Best Presentation award, Civil Engineering Society Japan, 1992; scholar, Government Netherlands, 1982-1983, Government Japan, 1984-1988.

Background

Herath, Srikantha was born on November 8, 1957 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Son of Kiri Bandara and Kumari Malini Herath.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1980. Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University Tokyo, 1988.

Career

Civil engineer State Development and Construction Corporation, Maskeliya, Sri Lanka, 1980—1981. Irrigation engineer Irrigation Department, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1981—1982. Research associate Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, 1984.

Senior research engineer Nippon Koei Company Ltd., Tokyo, 1988—1991. Guest foreign professor, associate professor University Tokyo, 1991—2002. Senior academic programme officer United Nations University, since 2002.

Chairman First World Landslide Forum, Tokyo, 2008.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in development of methodology for design of infiltration systems now widely used to recover the water cycle changes due to urbanization. Research in development of SHER, a physically based hydrological model.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Journal Mountain Science, since 2005, Journal Landslides, since 2006. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Coordinator Sri Lanka Academy Forum in Japan, Tokyo. Member of International Association Hydraulic Research, International Association Hydrological Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bicycling, reading, movies, travel.

Connections

Married Cecilia Warain Herath. Children: Dhananjaya, Saman Warain.

father:
Kiri Bandara

mother:
Kumari Malini Herath

spouse:
Cecilia Warain Herath

child:
Dhananjaya Herath

child:
Saman Warain Herath