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Forum on Sustainable Water Management in Sri Lanka

Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF), Sri Lanka in partnership with Centre Science and Environment (CSE) New Delhi India is organizing four day training programmes in Sustainable Water Management systems held from 11 – 14 December 2012 at Hector Kobekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Centre, Wijerama Mawatha Colombo 7. 

Ceylontoday, 2012-12-13 02:07:00

Forum on Sustainable Water Management in Sri Lanka

Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF), Sri Lanka in partnership with Centre Science and Environment (CSE) New Delhi India is organizing four day training programmes in Sustainable Water Management systems held from 11 – 14 December 2012 at Hector Kobekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Centre, Wijerama Mawatha Colombo 7. 

The training will cover topics such as harvesting rainwater and decentralized wastewater treatment including reuse and recycle which can substantially increase the availability of water in areas where supply is scarce and has also become an economical and ecological benefit. The details of the programme (s) is as follows:

Urban rainwater harvesting: will focus on urban rainwater harvesting (RWH) and the potential it holds in augmentation of water availability by using public spaces to recharge their groundwater or store and reuse the rainwater. The training will also showcase examples to bring in required laws to enable individuals to undertake rainwater harvesting. The participants will get the opportunity to plan and design a rainwater harvesting system.

Decentralised wastewater treatment and reuse:  will focus on decentralised wastewater treatment (DWWT) including recycling and reuse. The training will provide hand on experience in planning, designing implementation of DWWTS and monitoring interactive seminars, detailed case studies on planning and designing and class room instructions.

The training programme has been organized in support of a tripartite agreement signed between LRWHF, CSE and Ministry of Water Supply & Drainage in August 2010 to facilitate the establishment of Rain Centre in Sri Lanka. The 4 day training course which will be attended by 21 professionals from various private and public sector organizations. Minister of Water Supply & Drainage Dinesh Gunawardena will grace the closing ceremony on 14 December as the chief guest.

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