The 20th International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2015 was held on 16th and 17th October at Club Hotel Dolphin, Wayikkal. This year’s theme was ‘Sharing knowledge towards a greener future’ and many local and foreign researchers presented their work based on the several key areas of research. The key research areas for 2015 were “Forest and Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity Conservation and Management, Waste Management and Pollution Control, Natural Resources: Economics and Social Perspectives, Climate Change, Land Degradation and Disaster Management, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Tourism, Geology, Soils and Water Management and Green Solutions”
The International Forestry and Environment Symposium is one of the prime events organized by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, which inaugurated back in 1995. It helps to discuss the latest developments in the field of forestry and environment science. As it deals with research done by both veteran and juvenile researchers, the symposium gives a chance to look at many angles concerning this subject, as well as to provide future projects and research a guidance.
This year’s symposium was chaired by Dr.Prasanthi Gunawadene and was coordinated by Dr.Daham Jayawardene. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sampath Amaratunge graced the Inauguration ceremony as the chief guest.