Training and Capacity Building

The Centre has been offering number of training programs for capacity building on environment related disciplines. Some of the ongoing programs are listed below. In addition, we are providing tailor made training courses for industries and organizations on request.

Ongoing training courses

Short course

ISO Certification of Quality and Environmental Management Systems Introductory Course on ISO 9001 and 14001

Duration: 2day (Weekend only)

Course content (Refer Broacher/notice for more details)
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Management systems and ISO 14001:2004
    3. 1.3 Environmental policy and planning of EMS
    4. 1.4 Implementation of EMS
    5. 1.5 Checking and management review
    6. 1.6 Environmental management system auditing
    7. 1.7 Human resources development and management for quality management systems
    1. 2.1 ISO 9001: 2008 - General requirements; documentation requirements; quality manual
    2. 2.2 Management responsibility
    3. 2.3 Product realization
    4. 2.4 Internal quality auditing as per ISO 9001
    5. 2.5 Integration of management system standards
    6. 2.6 Human resources development and management for quality management systems

Human Resource Management

Duration: 2day (Weekend only)

Course content (Refer Broacher/notice for more details)
  1. Importance of effective human resource management
  2. Strategic human resource management
  3. Managing technology & change
  4. Planning human resource development
  5. Acquiring and developing human resource
  6. Performance appraisal & management
  7. Employee relations and career development
  8. Commercial & industrial laws

Environmental Monitoring

Duration: 2day (Weekend only)

Course content
  1. Introduction; Overview of pollution sources, environmental fate and environmental regulations
  2. Water quality monitoring
  3. Air quality monitoring
  4. Noise and vibration monitoring
  5. Monitoring of soil and sediment quality
  6. Monitoring of radiation levels
  7. Environmental pollution models
  8. Socio-economic aspects of environmental pollution
  9. Status of environmental monitoring issues in Sri Lanka
  10. Safety issues of environmental monitoring

Climate change and its impacts on agricultural Ecosystems

Duration: 2day (Weekend only)

Course content (Refer Broacher for more details)
  1. What is climate and climate change
  2. Climate change trend in the world and in Sri Lanka
  3. Climate change impacts on ecosystems (land degradation, drought, flood, sea level rise)
  4. Impacts on human, health, water, energy and natural resources
  5. Threats to costal and terrestrial ecosystems, biodiversity and habitat degradation
  6. Adaptation and mitigation technologies to climate change
  7. Awareness and suggestions of livelihood improvement options for vulnerable communities

Tropical Biodiversity

Duration: Two weeks residential training prograqm

Course content (Refer Broacher for more details)
  1. Introduction to tropical biodiversity
  2. Familiarize, assess, and identify issues of diversity of tropical ecosystems of;
    • Tropical wet evergreen forest (Sinharaja)
    • Montane forests (Horton plains)
    • Moist deciduous (Bundala and Yala)
    • Mangrove forests
    • Agroecosystems
    • Aquatic habitat, freshwater, brackish
  3. Compare undisturbed and disturbed ecosystems exist in relation to conservation efforts
  4. Assess sustainability and measures of conservation of tropical biodiversity for future

Industrial Pollution Control and Waste Management

Duration: Four days (Three day lec/lab + one day field visit)

Course Contents (Refer Broacher for more details)
  1. Industrial development and environmental pollution, effects of pollution
  2. Waste management
  3. Minimization of waste
  4. Management of waste ( to be expanded)
  5. Sludge treatment and value addition of waste
  6. Treatment of industrial effluents - Chemical / Biological aspects
  7. Treatment of industrial effluents - Engineering aspects
  8. Life Cycle Assessment
  9. Global environmental issues and need for holistic approach in environmental impact evaluation
  10. Introduction to the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology
  11. Definition of scope and goals in LCA
  12. Inventory analysis in LCA
  13. Impact assessment and interpretation of LCA results
  14. Case studies