Dr.
Amila ABEYNAYAKA

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Presentation
SETAC North America
Author:
Valentina
Pauna
Susanne
Brander
Kara
Wiggin

A global agreement to end plastic pollution must be based on pertinent, multi-disciplinary knowledge. Consideration of the full life cycle impacts of plastics and substitutes is important to achieve sustainable solutions rather than shifting the burden. Hence, this process requires considerations of fossil-based and biobased feedstocks for plastic...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Madhubashini
MAKEHELWALA
Sujithra Kaushalya
WERAGODA
Lakmal
JAYARATHNE
Mallika
PINNAWALA
Avanthi Deshani
IGALAVITHANA
Chamil
PERERA

The report assesses the level of public awareness of microplastic pollution and related hazards as well as the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Sri Lanka’s state and private sector institutes, with an emphasis on the public water supply chain and identifying microplastic point sources upstream to ensure safe...

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Discussion Paper
Author:
Thuy Chung
KIEU-LE
Van-Hieu
PHAM
Tran Nguyen Sang
TRUONG
Emilie
STRADY
Phuoc-Dan
NGUYEN

The report assesses the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Vietnam. Concern over microplastic pollution in the environment is growing worldwide. The body of related global research continues to rise, along with the diversity in methodologies, results and equipment. Building a picture of the state of facilities and...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

The global demand for plastic is expected to double in the next 20 years. The increasing demand for Single-Use Plastic Products (SUPPs) has become one of the main environmental problems in many developing countries, including Sri Lanka, through direct and indirect means, in the way of excessive consumption and the pollution of the environment...

Book Chapter
In Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering: 12th ICSECM
Author:
Bhagya
Nallaperuma
Lin
Zih-Ee
Jithya
Wijesinghe
Safa
Rashid
Selim
Karkour

During the twentieth century, the growth of global water consumption was twice the population growth and at this juncture, many comprehensive policy agendas focused on increasing the limited availability of freshwater to meet ever-growing and competing demands. Hence sustainable water consumption has become a primary concern of the building...

Presentation
7IMDC Evidence-Based Policy for Environmentally Sound Management of Plastics in Asia-Pacific Region
Author:
Avanthi
Igalavithana
Yohan
Mahagamage
Pradeep
Gajanayake
Fujio
Kojima
Yu
Fukunaga

Contamination by microplastics has become a burning environmental concern due to their rapid distribution in the oceans. Oceans receive a large number of microplastics annually via river waters, direct dumping, and transportation. The cargo ship of X-Press Pearl was sunken in the seabed at a depth of about 21 m which was anchored off Colombo Port...

Book Chapter
In Advances in Biological Wastewater Treatment Systems
Author:
Induka
Werellagama
Pradeep
Gajanayake
Bhagya
Nallaperuma
Selim
Karkour
Xuan-Thanh
Bui
Norihiro
Itsubo

This chapter reviews recent developments in microplastic-related research; identifies major sources of microplastics to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs); investigates the detection methods, concentration levels, and removal efficiency of microplastics at selected WWTPs; and presents a discussion on microplastics removal from wastewater and...

Presentation
Author:
A
Igalavithana
L
Jayarathne
T
Kieu-Le
M
Makehelwala
T
Nguyen-Sang
C
Perera
T
Phuoc-Dan
Pinnawala
M
E
Strady
P
Van-Hieu
S
Weragoda

Microplastics (MPs) and plastic-related chemical pollution are widely discussed in the literature. The presence of MPs in environmental compartments create adverse impacts on ecological systems and potential exposure of human through several pathways. Hence monitoring plays an important role in upstream and downstream mitigatory measures. The...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Land
Author:
Vindhya
Basnayaka
Jayanga
Samarasinghe
Miyuru
Gunathilake
Nitin
Muttil
Dileepa
Hettiarachchi
Upaka
Rathnayake

River meandering and anabranching have become major problems in many large rivers that carry significant amounts of sediment worldwide. The morphodynamics of these rivers are complex due to the temporal variation of flows. However, the availability of remote sensing data and geographic information systems (GISs) provides the opportunity to analyze...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Frontiers in Environmental Science | Freshwater Science
Author:
Tia
Jenkins
Bhaleka
Persaud
Win
Cowger
Kathy
Szigeti
Dominique
Roche
Erin
Clary
Stephanie
Slowinski
Benjamin
Lei
Ebenezer
Nyadjro
Thomas
Maes
Leah-Thornton
Hampton
Melanie
Bergmann
Julian
Aherne
Sherri
Mason
John
Honek
Fereidoun
Rezanezhad
Amy
Lusher
Andy
Booth
Rodney
Smith
Philippe Van
Cappellen

The rapid growth in microplastic pollution research is influencing funding priorities, environmental policy, and public perceptions of risks to water quality and environmental and human health. Ensuring that environmental microplastics research data are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) is essential to inform policy and...

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