NDB facilitates improved water and sanitation access in rural schools
NDB joined hands with the Sri Lanka Water Partnership to improve water supply and sanitation facilities in rural schools;
thereby improving access to education and promoting good health of students and teachers.The pilot project was launched in 2013,
initiating rain water harvesting systems for purposes of maintaining hygiene in two marginalised schools in the Central Province.
Following the success of these pilots, rainwater harvesting has been extended to thirteen rural schools island wide by May this year.
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National Consultation On a post 2015 Development Agenda for Water.
The above consultation co organized with the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management was held on 24th March at Hotel Galadari Colombo.
40 participants including from the water and natural resources agencies, donors, IWMI, private sector, ministries of foreign, affairs, justice, health etc
participated.Key note speaker was Dr S. Batagoda, recognised Environmental Economist and currently Deputy Secretary to the Treasury of the Ministry of Finance
and Planning who spoke on Water Challenges and Sustainable Development – Post 2015.
"Whither water resources policy in Sri Lanka"
By Mr. Ranjith Ratnayake, Country Coordinator, Sri Lanka Water Partnership
A full page article on the above appeared in the Sunday Times of 23rd March, 2014.
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World Water Day Activity in Nuwara wewa Anurahadhapura
SLWP supported a WWD Road Show, Street Drama and Shramadana activity focused on Climate Change in the above Irrigation Project organized by the Irrigation Management
Division of the Ministry of Irrigation, one of our GWP Partners and main collaborators under WACREP as part of their WWD programmes in 35 Major Irrigation Projects in
the Country and part of our own programme of 5 WWD activities planned this year. SLWP, contributed 150 T shirts embossed with the message “Jalaya Jeewayai “ and logos of
the IMD and SLWP. Over 200 farmer leaders and farmers attended this programme.
Congratulations !!! SLWP Chair Ms. Kusum Athukorala participated and has won the International Women’s day competition Held by IWMI. Her contribution
was on the theme “Real Women Love Water”.