• Fri. Dec 8th, 2023

Changing Environmental Degradation in Africa and Asia (REDAA) Wetland Modeling in Sri Lanka

Changing Environmental Degradation in Africa and Asia (REDAA) Wetland Modeling in Sri Lanka


Reversing environmental degradation in Africa and Asia (REDAAThe program works in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency.JICA) Ogata Research Institute to deliver a research project on economic wetland ecosystem services in the Colombo Metropolitan Region.

The project aims to assess the economic values ​​of wetland ecosystem services in urban and urban areas (in particular, the Kalu Oya Basin), with the aim of promoting actions to protect, restore and sustainably use wetlands in a changing climate.

What will the fund achieve?

This project will assess the function and economic value of wetland ecosystem services in the Kalu Oya Basin in the Colombo Metropolitan Region, Sri Lanka using computational models. This will help understand wetland function under a range of future exogenous uncertainties related to future climate change. Will contribute and support the project JICA Ogata Research Institute Project:

  • Analyze the long-term effects of climate change on urban flood damage
  • Assess the effectiveness of various flood mitigation measures to adapt to climate change
  • Identify implementation implications through an application of a robust decision making (RDM) framework

Project outputs will include:

  • Assessment of Economic Values ​​and Functioning of Wetland Ecosystems in the Kalu Oya Basin
  • Public-facing communication materials to help local stakeholders understand how climate change may affect wetland function
  • Public-facing communication materials on how to use wetland ecosystem function and assessment models

How to apply

Read the project terms reference document for how to apply:

Wetland Ecosystem Modeling and Assessment in the Kalu Oya Basin – July 2023 Terms of Reference

Submissions will be accepted between 24 July 2023 and 4 September 2023.

Email your applications to enquiries@redaa.org with ‘REDAA-JICA ORI Wetland Project Application’ in the email subject line.

Fund background information

The Climate, Energy, Environment and Water Research Group of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) is implementing a research-and-action program in collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Overcoming Environmental Degradation in Africa and Asia (REDAA).

REDAA Focuses on addressing the challenge of environmental degradation in Africa and Asia, improving the condition of ecosystems and landscapes to help people and nature thrive together and resist the impacts of climate change.

REDAA It also includes a grant-making facility that supports research-implemented initiatives for environmental restoration and sustainable natural resource management in Africa and Asia, developing the technical knowledge and evidence base.




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