Prof. A. W. Jayawardena

Beijing Normal University, China

Adjunct Professor



1976 Ph.D., University of London

Publications (Selected)

  1. Takeuchi, K., Jayawardena, A. W. and Takahasi, Y. (Editors) (1995): Catalogue of Rivers for Southeast Asia and the Pacific - Volume I, UNESCO-IHP Regional Steering Committee for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, October 1995, 289 pp. (A UNESCO-IHP Publication).
  2. Jayawardena, A. W. , Takeuchi, K., Machbub, B. (Editors) (1997): Catalogue of Rivers for Southeast Asia and the Pacific - Volume II, UNESCO-IHP Regional Steering Committee for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, 1997 285 pp. (A UNESCO-IHP Publication).
  3. Jayawardena, A. W., Lee, J. H. W., and Wang, Z. Y. (Editors) (1999) : River Sedimentation - Theory and Applications, Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on River Sedimentation, Hong Kong, Balkema Publishers, pp. 1015.
  4. Lee, J. H. W., Jayawardena, A. W. and Wang, Z. Y. (Editors) (1999): Environmenatal Hydraulics, Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Hong Kong, Balkema Publishers, pp. 979.
  5. Pawitan, H., Jayawardena, A. W., Takeuchi, K. and S. Lee (Editors) (2000): Catalogue of Rivers for Southeast Asia and the Pacific – Volume III, UNESCO-IHP Regional Steering Committee for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, 2000, pp. 268. (A UNESCO-IHP Publication).
  6. Jayawardena, A. W. (2011): Book Chapter on “Hydro-meteorological and environmental disasters” in ‘Environmental Hazards – The Fluid Dynamics and Geophysics of Extreme Events’ (Eds: H.K. Moffatt and Emily Shuckburgh), World Scientific, Singapore. July 15, 2011, pp. 229-267.
  7. Jayawardena, A. W. (1996): Adaptivity in stochastic modelling and forecasting, Keynote Paper, International Conference in Hydrology and Water Resources, New Delhi, December 20-22, 1993, In : Surface Water Hydrology by V. P. Singh and B. Kumar (Eds.), Kluwer Academic Press, pp. 429-442.
  8. Jayawardena, A. W. (2009): Challenges in Hydrological Modelling – Simplicity vs. Complexity, Keynote Paper, Proceedings of the International Conference on “Water, Environment, Energy and Society (WEES2009)”, New Delhi, India January 12-16, 2009, vol I, pp. 549-553.
  9. Jayawardena, A. W. (2012): Challenges for sustainable water management, Keynote paper, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practices for Sustainable Development (ACEPS-2012), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka, March 19, 2012, pp. 24-30.
  10. Jayawardena, A.W. (1987): Water supply and resources development in Hong Kong, Proceedings of the Symposium on Rivers and Water Resources in East Asia, Tokyo, Japan, December, 1987, pp. 93-108.
  11. Jayawardena, A.W. (1989): Some aspects of water quality modelling in the Hong Kong water environment, Proceedings of the International Symposium-cum-Seminar on Integrated Water Management in Urban Areas, August/September, 1989, Nagoya, Japan, pp. 105-116.
  12. Jayawardena, A. W. (1993): Tropical storms in the Pacific, Proceedings of the Pacific Science Association Workshop entitled `Towards Natural Disaster Reduction', VII PSA Inter-Congress, June 27 - July 3, 1993, Okinawa, Japan, Ed: S. Herath and T.Katayama, pp. 7-20.
  13. Jayawardena, A. W. (1995): El-nino southern oscillation and global climatic anomalies, Proceedings of the Pacific Science Association Workshop on Harnessing the Communication Revolution – Creation of a Global Disaster Information Network, XVIII PSA Congress, June 1995, Ed: S. Herath, Beijing, China, pp. 123-128.
  14. Jayawardena, A. W. (1995): Urbanization and its impact upon the hydrological cycle with particular reference to Southeast Asia, Proc. UNESCO-IHP International Symposium on Rivers and People in Southeast Asia and the Pacific - Partnership for the 21st Century, October 23-27, 1995, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 25-29.
  15. Jayawardena, A. W. (2000) : Deterministic vs. stochastic approaches of modelling hydrological time series, Proceedings, Eighth International Symposium on Stochastic Hydraulics, Beijing, China, July 25-28, 2000, Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 469-477.
  16. Jayawardena, A. W. (2002): Geo-risk management practices in the Asia Pacific region, Proceedings, Euroscience-IUGG Workshop on science for reduction of risk and sustainable development of society, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, June 15-16, 2002.
  17. Jayawardena, A. W. (2003): Towards sustainable development and management of the water supply of Hong Kong, ICUS/INCEDE Fourth Open Lecture on Water Related Issues in Mega Cities of Asia in the 21stcentury, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, March 11, 2003, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 28-31 (Abstract only).
  18. Jayawardena, A. W. (2004): The role of hydro-meteorological models in flood hazard mitigation, International Workshop on Water Hazard and Risk Management, Public Works Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan,January 20-22, 2004 (in CD ROM format).
  19. Jayawardena, A. W. (2004): Recent developments in data driven approaches of hydrological modelling and prediction, Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources management in the Changing Environment of the Monsoon Region, November 17-19, 2004, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 226-235.
  20. Jayawardena, A. W. (2004): Flood and typhoon related disasters in South China, Proceedings, Tenth International Symposium on Natural and Human Induced Hazards and Third Workshop of the IUGG Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability, Hazards 2004, December 2-4, 2004, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India, p. 64 (Abstract only).
  21. Jayawardena A. W. (2006): Data driven approaches of real-time flood forecasting, Proceedings of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 3rd Annual Meeting, AOGS 2006, 10-14 July 2006, Singapore (Abstracts in CD ROM; p. 182/1202).
  22. Jayawardena A. W. (2009): Challenges in catchment hydrological modeling, Proceedings of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 6th Annual Meeting, AOGS 2009, 11-15 August 2009, Singapore (Abstracts in CD ROM; Session HS-06-A011).
  23. Jayawardena, A. W. (2009): Challenges in coping with water problems in the 21st century, Proceedings of the World City Water Forum (WCWF2009), August 18-21, 2009, Incheon, Korea. Abstract in Volume 1, p 3; Full Paper (TC-A2-2) in CD ROM. pp. 57-63.
  24. Jayawardena, A. W. (2011): Dynamics of Hydro-Meteorological and Environmental Hazards, Asia Pacific Mathematics Newsletter, vol. 1, no. 4, October 2011, pp. 7-11.
  25. White, J.K. and Jayawardena, A.W. (1975): Discussion of `A finite element approach to watershed hydrology' by C.Taylor et al., Journal of Hydrology, vol. 27, Dec. 1975, pp. 357-358.
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