Provision of Climate Advisory for the Maldives for Disaster, Health, and other Sectoral Management, International Conference on Climate Services, Climate Services Partnership, February 2020. Pune, India.
Advancing STEM Education in a Middle and High School in Remote Islands of the Maldives. International Workshop on ‘Policy Making for Transforming Silo-Based Education to STEM Education for Developing Countries’, Colombo, Sri Lanka,10-12 June 2020.
STEM Education in the Far-flung and Vulnerable small islands of Maldives. Can the Work of Scientists be beneficially harnessed? International Workshop on ‘Policy Making for Transforming Silo-Based Education to STEM Education for Developing Countries’, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10-12 June 2020.
Attributing improvement of Air quality in Colombo to Covid- 19 curfews distracts focus on Sri Lanka’s major source of air pollution, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, 8th December 2020
Characterizing Urbanization over two decades in the Pinga Oya river catchment in Central Sri Lanka using Land Surveys and Google Earth images for Application for Dengue and Hydrological Risk Assessment, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, 10th December 2020
STEM Education in the far-flung and vulnerable islands of Maldives: Can the work of Scientists be beneficially harnessed? American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, 11th December 2020
The impacts of Climate variability on Seasonality, Spatial variability and Extremes of Dengue Transmission in Sri Lanka: Relationship of El Nino, Indian Ocean Dipole and Warming and Epidemic Incidences, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, 14th December 2020
The impact of climate variability on economic growth in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, December 2020
Can changes in land use and built environment affecting disaster and disease risk be quantified using land surveys and Google Earth images?, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, December 2020
Was the spike in air pollution in Sri Lanka from 3-5 November 2019 due to transboundary transport or inland sources? Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, December 2020
Choice and validation of evaporation estimation models under Sri Lankan conditions, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, December 2020
Seasonal, Spatial and Epidemic Characteristics of Dengue Vectors in a rapidly urbanizing hill country locale and its relationships with dengue cases and climate, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, December 2020
Did the COVID-19 curfews or seasonal wind changes drive the drop in fine air-borne particulate matter in Colombo after 20 March 2020? Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, December 2020
Contamination of Groundwater and Soil and Risk of Further Transmission due to COVID-19 Infected and Other Burials: Does Sri Lanka’s environment pose a unique risk? International Conference on Ground Water Conservation and Management by Leveraging Science, Technology and Innovation, December 2020
Zubair, L. (2018) Social Science Needs for Climate Studies in the Indian Ocean Islands. University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. Panel on Indian Ocean, Social Science Research Council.
Nijamdeen, A. L. Zubair, R Salih, R. Lokuhetti, T. Hadgie, M. Randiwela. Seasonal climate variability impacts Tea production across Tea regions of Sri Lanka. Foundation for Environment Climate and Technology. American Geophysical Union fall meeting. Washington DC. December 2018.
L. Zubair, R. Salih, A. Nijamdeen. Climate drives the seasonal and regional variation in seasonality and epidemics across the scattered islands of the Maldives. Foundation for Environment Climate and Technology. American Geophysical Union fall meeting, Washington DC. December 2018.
L. Zubair, R. Lokuhetti, J. Visvanathan, T. Hadgie. Sensors are used to detect the transport of particulates from Sri Lanka’s Coal Power plant to its central highlands. American Geophysical Union fall meeting, Washington DC. December 2018.
Salih R., Zubair L., Nijamdeen A., Randiwela M., Kusumawathie P.H.D. Climate Sensitivity Of Dengue In Central Sri Lanka. 5th Research Symposium, Central Province, 2018.
Zubair, L. (2018) Keynote address on Climate Change and Impacts in Sri Lanka, Inaugural Meeting of the Colombo Chapter of the Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association, Colombo.
Lokuhetti, R., Zubair, L., Visvanathan, J., M., Nijamdeen, A. (2017). Drought Monitoring for Sri Lanka: Spatial Extent and Temporal Evolution during the 2016-17 Drought. International Roundtable on the Impact of Extreme Natural Events: Science and Technology for mitigation IRENE 2017. (pp.29). Sri Lanka: South Eastern University.
Nijamdeen, A., Zubair, L., Dharmadasa, M., Najimuddin, N., P. and Malge, C. (2017). Seasonal Impact of Climate on Tea Production in Sri Lanka. International Roundtable on the Impact of Extreme Natural Events: Science and Technology for mitigation IRENE 2017. (pp.25). Sri Lanka: South Eastern University.
Lokuhetti, R., Zubair, L., Visvanathan, J., M., Nijamdeen, A. (2017) Cyclonic Storm Roanu, and the Orographic Rainfall Mechanism triggered the Landslide in Aranayaka in May 2016. International Roundtable on the Impact of Extreme Natural Events: Science and Technology for mitigation IRENE 2017. (pp 52). Sri Lanka: South Eastern University.
Zubair, L., Wickramagamage, P., Visvanathan, J., Chandrasekera, S. and Agalawatte, P.(2016). “Environmental Management Challenges under Rapid Urbanization: Lessons from Pinga Oya catchment of Sri Lanka’s Mahaweli River”. IPWE 2016 8th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment, workshop of the American Society of Civil Engineers; 4-6 January 2016, IPWE conference paper no: 261.
Agalawatte, P., Zubair, L. and Nawarathna, B. (2016). “Intra-Seasonal Climate Predictions for Water Resources Management in Sri Lanka”. IPWE 2016 8th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment, workshop of the American Society of Civil Engineers; 4-6 January 2016, IPWE conference paper no: 266.
Zubair, L., Agalawatte, P., Viswanathan, J., Wijeratne, K., Zahid, M., Mizna Mohamed, Majeeda Mohamed, and Rasheed, M. (2016). “Operational Island-Scale Water Scarcity Assessment for the Maldives”. IPWE 2016 8th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment, workshop of the American Society of Civil Engineers; 4-6 January 2016, IPWE conference paper no: 264.
Agalawatte, P., Zubair, L., Zahid, Viswanathan, J., & Bell, M. (2016). “The Monthly Climate Advisory for Maldives – a resource for marine Scientists”. Maldives Marine Science Symposium; 27 October 2016, Maldives Marine Science Conference, Abstract Booklet, pp (39).
September 2015 – Lareef Zubair, Keynote address at the Workshop on Climate and Water Scarcity in the Maldives, at the Maldivian National University, Male, Maldives on 13th September 2015.
Zubair, L. et al. Relative roles of climate and societal factors in water scarcity and flooding in Sri Lanka and Maldives and its implications. 2015 International Conference on Green Development in Tropical Regions, Andalas University, Indonesia. 28th – 31st October 2015.
Zubair, L. Climate Variability and Change in the Tropical Indian Ocean Islands: Implication for Water Security and Green Development. 2015 International Conference on Green Development in Tropical Regions, Andalas University, Indonesia. 28th – 31st October 2015.
Zubair, L. “Environmental Threats to Kandy, the Mahaweli river basins and Sri Lanka” at Kandy American Corner for the World Water Day organized by USAID in Kandy, on March 21st, 2015.
Zubair, L. “Climate, Water Security and Dengue in the Maldives” at Columbia University Water Center, New York, in August 2015.
Potential for Using Climate, Oceanic and Environmental Information for Fisheries Hazard Risk Management and Fisheries Prospecting in Comoros, for Master Fishermen and Officials, Ministry of Fisheries – Hairu Engineering Company Fisheries Program, Moroni, February 7, 2014.
Climate Change Impacts On Rice Farming Systems in North Western Sri Lanka, Finish-line Workshop of the Agriculture Model Inter-comparison Program, Arusha, Tanzania. January 30 – February 4, 2014.
Current State of Knowledge on Characterizing Climate Variability and Climate Change and its Impacts, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Theme Seminar on Climate Change, Invited Lecture, Colombo, Sri Lanka. December 4, 2013.
Impact Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change in North-West Sri Lanka, American Agronomy Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, 3-6, November 2013
Climate Change Impacts On Rice Farming Systems in North Western Sri Lanka, Global Meeting of the Agriculture Model Inter-comparison Program, Columbia University, New York, October 28-30, 2013
Intra-seasonal climate predictions for Sri Lanka and Maldives and its application for Water Resources Management, USAID/National Academy of Science conference for Principal Investigators, USAID/RDMA, Bangkok, September 30-October 5, Bangkok, Thailand.
Climate Adaptation: Lessons from Working with the State, South And Central Asia Conference of the Fulbright Program and Sri Lanka National Conference of the Fulbright program, Kochi, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 2013
Climate Change Impact Assessment for Rice and Sugarcane Agricultural Systems in Sri Lanka, AgMIP South Asia Program Launch Workshop, November 2012.
Crop yield forecasting for Sri Lanka, by CCAFS Theme 3 conference on Crop Yield Forecasting, International Water Management Institute, Negombo, April 19, 2012
The Use of Climate Information in the Tropics: Learning from Practice, Department of Environmental Science Seminar, State University of New York. Albany, NY.
Climate services for Sugarcane in Sri Lanka, Invited Lecture, Annual Sessions of the Sugarcane Research Institute, Udawalawe, 15-16 March 2012
Climate and Renewable Energy, Invited Address, Global Forum of Sri Lankan Scientists, National Foundation for Science, Sri Lanka, December 2011.
Climate and Agriculture in South Asia, AgMIP Program Launch Workshop, ICRISAT, India, March 2011.
Hydro-Climatic Diagnosis and Modeling to support Adaptation to Tropical Climate Variability, SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS), Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Columbia University. December 6, 2010.
Rates of Regional Ecosystem Change, Can Societies Adapt? International Graduate Conference on Climate Change and People, Small Earth Nepal and Center for Capacity Building, University of Colorado, Boulder. November 2010.
Climate Adaptation for Integrated Water Resources Management: Learning from Practice in Sri Lanka, International Development Research Center, Ottawa, Canada. October 21, 2010.
Does tropical climate adaptation need advanced climate science? Division of Ocean and Climate Physics seminar, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, October 15, 2010.
Climate justice in relation to adaptation and Ecohealth in Southern South Asia, EcoHealth Conference, London, August 2010.
The Use of Climate Information in the Tropics: Learning from Practice, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, State University of New York. Stony Brook.
Developing Climate Services and Climate Risk Management for Maldives, Male, Maldives Ministry of Environment.
Sustainability Practice in Sri Lanka, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Launch Workshop on the Masters in Development Practice at the University of Peradeniya.
Adaptation for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Tropics, Department of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA., School of Engineering.
Analysis of Impacts of Climate on Malaria for Risk Predictions, EcoHealth Conference, Merida, Mexico, December 2008.
Malaria Risk Prediction using Climate and Environment Monitoring and Prediction: Demonstration in Sri Lanka, EcoHealth Conference, Mexico, December 2008.
Soil Moisture Memory and Predictability of Seasonal Streamflow in Sri Lanka, Western Pacific Geophysics Conference, Cairns, Australia, July 2008
Inter-annual Variability and Decadal Change of the North-East Monsoon Rainfall over South Asia, Western Pacific Geophysics Conference, Cairns, Australia, July 2008.
(1) Some Climate and Malaria Linkages in Sri Lanka, (2) Climate and Hydrological Monitoring and Prediction for Sri Lanka, NOAA Climate and Malaria Project Conclusion Workshop. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 2007.
Fine-scale analysis for malaria risk prediction, Greater Horn of African Climate Outlook Forum and Malaria Outlook Forum, Nairobi, Kenya. March 5-10, 2007.
Developing a Suite of Climate Information for Applications for Sri Lanka, ESSIC, University of Maryland, Silver Spring, Maryland. February 16, 2007.
Hydroclimatological Simulation over Sri Lanka Using Global Reanalyses, American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, San Francisco.
Progress in Developing a Climate based Malaria Early Warning System in Sri Lanka, Climate Predictions and Applications Sciences Workshop, Tucson, 21-24 March 2006.
Using Climate Information for River Basin Management in Sri Lanka, Invited Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Atlanta, February 2, 2006.
Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: Climate Impacts on Water and Fodder. International Conference on Humid Tropical Ecosystems: Changes, Challenges, Opportunities, UNESCO and National Science Foundation. 4-9 December, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2006.
Climate Risk Management: Case Studies in Public Health, Natural Disasters and Renewable Energy, Biennal Conference of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, July 23-27.
Using Climate Information for Disaster Risk Identification in Sri Lanka, Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, March 15-17, 2005, Palisades, New York.
Complementary Dynamical and Statistical Downscaling from a GCM: Maha rainfall over Sri Lanka, Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco.
Using Climate Information for Disaster Risk Identification in Sri Lanka, Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco.
Malaria and Climate Variability in Sri Lanka, Principal Investigators Meeting of the Joint Program on Climate Variability and Human Health, Atlanta, Georgia,.
Using Climate Information for Disaster Risk Identification in Sri Lanka, Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, March 15-17, 2005, Palisades, New York.
Climate Change Assessments for Sri Lanka from Quality Evaluated Data, International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Changing Environment of the Monsoon Region, United Nations University, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Weather, Climate Variability and Climate Change, Workshop Report, Synthesis Workshop on Climate Variability, Climate Change and Health in Small-Island States, pages 13-14, World Health Organization, Bandos, Maldives.
Sustainable River Basin Management under Climate Variability and Change, School of Engineering, UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
Climate Prediction for Water Resources Management in Sri Lanka, Office of the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Colombo.
Seasonal Climate Predictions and its Applications in Sri Lanka, International Water Management Institute, Colombo.
Using Climate Information for Mahaweli river basin management, World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2003, Philadelphia.
Assessment of High-Risk Natural Disaster Hotspots of Sri Lanka, Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Montreal, Canada, 2003.
El Nino’s impacts half a world away: Stories from Southern Asia, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Open House, Palisades.
Application of Climate Information and Prediction, Frontier Research System for Global Change Research, Yokohama.
Climate Variability, Climate Change and Water Resources, Frontier Research System for Global Change Research.
IRI Seminar on “Lessons from Last ENSO in Sri Lanka”, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Palisades.
Sri Lanka Water Resources Project, International Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Palisades, New York.
IRI Water Resources Applications Project in Sri Lanka, NOAA Office of Global Programs, Maryland.
Seasonal Streamflow Predictions from Global Sea Surface Temperatures: Applications to the Mahaweli River in Sri Lanka, Climate Diagnostics Workshop, San Diego, October 2001.
1997-99 El Nino / La Nina Episode in Sri Lanka: Forecasts, Communication, Responses and Impacts in an Indebted and Peripheral Country., Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2001.
A dynamical model for orographic rainfall in monsoonal Sri Lanka, NOAA 25th Climate Diagnostics Workshop, New York.
ENSO influences on rice production in Sri Lanka, Forum on Agriculture, Climate and Development, New York, pp 179-184.
Climate Prediction for Water Resources Management, International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Orographic Rainfall Modelling in a Monsoonal Climate, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India, 1999.
A dynamical orographic rainfall model for Sri Lanka, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, 1999.
A dynamical orographic rainfall model for Sri Lanka, Department of Atmospheric Sciences and International Institute for Theoretical and Applied Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1999.
Orographic Rainfall Modeling for Sri Lanka, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. 1999