The Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Services, Animal Husbandry, Irrigation, Water Supply, Food Supply and Distribution, Environment and Co-operative Development – Northern Province has decided to develop a water policy for sustainable management of water resources in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. As a result, a Water Resource Development Colloquium was organized by the Ministry from 28th to 30th January 2017. This is to obtain novel ideas and concerns of all stakeholders, including professionals and academics. It was focused to create a platform for constructive discussion to initiate drafting a policy document. Dean, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and few other staff members attended this conference from the Faculty of Engineering. Dr. (Eng) S.S. Sivakumar, Head Civil Engineering also delivered a presentation titled on “Quality issues to be addressed through water resources policy” during the first session of the event.