KITI-IWM is nestled at Mawathura ,Kothmale in the cool climes, amid the hills of central hills of Sri Lanka. This institute could be reached at via Gampola or Ginigathhena towns. A person using public mode of transport has the facility to use train or bus to come to the institute. Ulapane railway station is about 8 Km from the Institute.
KITI-IWM is situated at River Side, Mawatura , Kothmale,a highly congenial and scantily populated hamlet. The average temperature of the location is around 18 to25 degrees Celsius and ideal environment to concentrate on studies. The altitude of the area is 3300 Ft above M.S.L. It is surrounded by a range of mountains festooned with lush green virgin forest cover giving an eye soothing panoramic view .The foreign delegates visited Kothmale compared this to Brisbane and Bangalore.
The Kothmale Oya across which the world renowned Kothmale reservoir has been constructed winds by the side of the institute with a rhythmic note soothing and healing the soles of the Inhabitants of the institute.
This institute is in a position to provide accommodation and high standard training facilities for government and private sector to conduct in-service training programs and short term courses in view of updating and enhancing knowledge of their officers. The institution has two luxury bungalows with 20 rooms capable of accommodating 40 heads and an air conditioned auditoriums with the state of the art equipment to suite the prevailing trend. Also it is equipped with an air conditioned computer laboratory with 52 computers, civil engineering material lab, gymnasium, library swelled with books, drawing hall and two dining halls capable of catering 120 heads at a time.
To be in the fore front amongst the institutions providing water sector Education and skill development to national and International standards.
Support and facilitate knowledge enhancement and skill development of youth to become competent technologists in water resources development and management.