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About Us

FECT is currently in its 18th year with many ventures in varied fields. We invite the reader to pursue these highlights and the objectives and advocacy of this science for society and environment foundation.

Scientists from the Foundation for Environment, Climate and Technology, Maldives National University, Columbia University are working with others in Universities, Water Supply and Meteorological Services to develop monitoring and predictive tools for drought risk and to address a riddle in climate change projections which predict a wetter climate although what has been experienced is sustained drying. This project is sponsored under the PEER program of the US National Academy of Sciences and USAID program in Sri Lanka and Maldives

This Foundation was established to promote environmental and climate technology and its applications in multiple fields. Realizing this, we started FECT in 2002, and officially registered it as a non-profit company in 31st December 2003 (Registration No: N(A)1148 & GA 56 (from 2008) under a service oriented non-profit charter with the Registrar of Companies, Samagam Medura, No.400, D.R.Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka. FECT builds on the work of the officers in Sri Lanka and internationally. Our work is oriented towards developing useable scientific and technological information that can be applied by users in diverse sectors.


To sustain a center of excellence in climate, environmental and information technologies and related areas where quality research is to support sustainable development and advance of technological capacity for societal welfare.

Our Past Contributions

We have undertaken Climate & Environmental research, implemented climate adaptation projects, developed infra-structure for research and trained over a score of personnel since 1997. To sustain these advances, we instituted the Foundation for Environment, Climate and Technology. FECT contributes to climate, hydrology, adaptation, information technology, social sciences and engineering for sustainable development. Our officers have engaged in projects in Sri Lanka for over 15 years that made significant contributions in the demonstration of

  • Science application projects
  • Science and Technology Data base development
  • Climate and Environmental diagnostic work
  • Development of local technological capacity

Our Goal is to contribute towards

  • Disaster Risk Identification for Sri Lanka
  • Disaster Information Dissemination
  • Climate and Rural Energy
  • Hydro meteorological Monitoring
  • Climate Atlas
  • Regional Climate Modeling
  • Dynamic Disaster Hazard Identification
  • Early Warning Systems for Natural Hazards
  • Early Warning System for Dengue Risk

Climate Change in Sri Lanka and Maldives


    US Partner: (University of Maine, Columbia University)

  • Contact- Dr.Bradfield Lyon
  • University of Peradeniya (UOP)

  • Contact- Prof.P.Wickramagamage
  • Mahaweli Authority of Srilanka (MASL)

  • Contact- Eng.Thilaka Samaratunga
  • Male' Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC)

  • Contact- Eng.Mohamed Rasheed

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