Discover a world-class facility for South Asian Water Management Education at the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM). In collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Moratuwa and supported by the South Asia Foundation (SAF), UMCSAWM offers postgraduate courses in Sustainable Water Resources Engineering and Management.

But that’s not all – UMCSAWM is committed to promoting regional cooperation and offers fully paid Madanjeet Singh Scholarships to students from member countries of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). These scholarships are funded by SAF and are a fantastic opportunity for students to advance their careers in this critical field.

UMCSAWM Infrastructure Located in the Department of Civil Engineering, UoM

UMCSAWM has achieved some remarkable accomplishments over the years. Since its establishment in 2013, the centre has enrolled seven batches of students. With over 60 completed Master’s degrees with coursework and research components, over 32 completed Postgraduate diplomas, with over 1,750+ problem-based learning (PBL) projects, UMCSAWM is a proven leader in cutting-edge water research.

The centre boasts lecture theatres and computer laboratories, as well as a fully automated meteorological data collection station and a field experimentation facility for Hydraulic, Irrigation and Urban water research. In 2013, the Madanjeet Singh Building was inaugurated, marking a significant milestone in Sri Lankan university history as the first regional centre established to conduct full-time postgraduate degree programmes.

Join us in celebrating the Sustainable Water Resources Management Project of UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre (UMCSAWM) as it enters its tenth year in April 2023. With the approval of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to conduct the Postgraduate Degree program in water resources management, UMCSAWM is well on its way to becoming the regional centre of excellence in sustainable water resources management.


“To promote regional cooperation through higher education and research of international standards in the field of sustainable water resources management. We believe that this is a vital element for creating a sustainable world for future generations”


“To become an internationally recognized knowledge enterprise for water resources engineering and management in South Asia by integrating master’s degree education, applied research, and short-term capacity building, and produce future world leaders and critical thinkers in sustainable water resources management who are knowledgeable about stakeholder concerns and empowered with problem-solving capabilities“

Opening of the UMCSAWM Centre Building

The newly established UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM) at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka was ceremonially declared open by Madame France Marquet (Principal Trustee, […]

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