Professor Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy visited to the Faculty of Engineering on 9th November 2015 and donated 229 books to the Faculty library. He also attended the inauguration ceremony of the 3rd batch of students of the faculty held on the same day. The students were delighted about such reputed professionals visiting the faculty and motivating them. Soon after the ceremony, he had brief chat with the staff members regarding the help that he’s willing to offer in the future. He also expressed his keen interest in assisting curriculum development related to water resources and lecturing in relevant area.
Professor Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy of Sri Lanka is the founding Director of the School of Global Sustainability, the director of the Patel Centre for Global Solutions and a tenured professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at the University of South Florida, USA. He is also Professor of Sustainable Urban Water Systems at UNESCO-IHE and TU Delft, in the Netherlands. He was the director of SWITCH, a 25 million euro EU research project for Integrated Water Management for the City of the Future. Professor Vairavamoorthy is an expert in urban water systems operating under future global change pressures and their implications on water governance.