Research Center

Center for Water Research

Center for Water Research


Sri Lanka is not a water-scarce nation! Presently, Sri Lankans face acute water stress. In consonance with UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Center for Water Research at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies Sri Lanka is dedicated to providing a solution to fundamental knowledge gaps in water problems that retard development programs of the nation.


Head of the Center

Prof. Rohan Weerasooriya

Center for Water Research
National Institute of Fundamental Studies
Hanthana Road, Kandy (20000)
Sri Lanka

Facilities and Services

The Center for Water Research, CWR frontier research spans from water quality to policy issues that requires fundamental components to address. The CWR research scientists have a strong synergy between the NIFS research groups to harmonize ecological, economic, and social interests in water usage. To minimize overlap, we foster collaboration with State Water Ministries, national universities, research institutes, industry, and international organizations.