Mr. D.S. Sampath (Lecturer from Engineering), Mr. N. Thasaradan (Lecturer from Science) attended training workshop on “METHODS IN WATER QUALITY TESTING” on 15th and 16th of December 2016. This was held at Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya. Workshop was jointly organized by Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL) and Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya. WaSo Asia project of University of Jaffna sponsored above two participants from the University of Jaffna. Prof. C.B. Dissanayake, Prof. Rohana Chandrajith, Prof. Rohan Weerasooriya, Dr. Achala Herath and Mr. Saranga Diyabalanage were the resource persons of this workshop.

This workshop covered the following topics including field sample collection and lab testing:

  • 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