GSSL Workshops

Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL) and Department of Geology University of Peradeniya

Jointly offer a training workshop on

“Methods in Water Quality Testing”

at the Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya, on 18th and 19th June 2015

 (Application.doc) download here

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This workshop is designed for those interested in doing basic water testing as part of the implementation, monitoring or evaluation of water quality for various purposes. This will offers instruction on basic water testing for physical, chemical and biological contamination. Other topics to be addressed include information on physical, chemical and biological properties of water, water quality guidelines, testing protocol, analysis of data and preparation of water quality assessment plan. The broader objective of this training module is to transfer knowledge and skills for participants independently to carry out different water quality tests. Environmental water samples collected for monitoring and compliance purposes must be collected using defined protocols to obtain reliable and defensible data of high quality. This workshop is recommended for environmental officers and consultants, engineers, laboratory technicians and analysts, laboratory directors, and water system operators.

Theory: Water quality issues and the connection to public health; Drinking water quality guidelines and minimum standards; Types of contaminants and their indicators; Water quality testing: physical, chemical and biological; Selection of appropriate testing methodology and equipment; developing a water quality testing plan; Record keeping, Interpreting results, and reporting.
Practical: Water sample collection; Physical contamination tests; Chemical contaminant tests; Biological contaminant tests, and preparing a report.
This workshop will introduce the following topics:
 Water quality issues and the connection to public health
 Water quality standards
 Sample plan preparation
 Water sample collection techniques
 Errors in chemical analysis, quality controlling and quality assurance
 How to use your analytical laboratory
 Hands on field and laboratory exercise
 Record keeping, Interpreting results, and reporting

Prof. C.B. Dissanayake
Emeritus Professor, University of Peradeniya
Prof. Rohana Chandrajith
Professor (Geochemistry), University of Peradeniya
Prof. Rohan Weerasooriya,
Professor (Soil Chemistry), University of Peradeniya
Dr. Achala Herath
Senior Lecturer (Water Microbiology), Open University of Sri Lanka, Polgolla.
Mrs. Shamali Siriwardana
Senior Chemist, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, Colombo

For postgraduate students, members of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka and staff of the University of Peradeniya:
Rs. 10,000.00 (excluding accommodation)
Rs. 12,000.00 (including accommodation)
For others:
Rs. 15,000.00 (excluding accommodation)
Rs. 17,000.00 (including accommodation)
The course fee will include lunch, tea, workshop dinner, consumable cost for laboratory practical, course material and accommodation. The participants are expected to make their own arrangements for breakfast and transport to/from the University guest house.


If you wish to participate in this training program, application can  be downloaded from here (Application.doc). Places are very limited and registration is only possible on a first-come and first-served basis.

Dr. Tilak Hewawasam ()

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