A ceremony to mark World Water Day was held in B/Keslpotha Yaya 11 Maha Vidyalay on Tuesday the 21st March 2017. A 30,000L RWHS and Bio filter was handed over to the school. A Mahogani tree was also planted by the chief guest Ms. Alena Tansey, Deputy Director, Office of Governance and Vulnerable Populations, USAID. […]
At a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary celebration and opening of training Center of Lanka Rain Water Harvesting and on 5th January 2017 Hon Dr Mrs Sudarshani Fernandopulle, State Minister for Water Supply and City Planning said “I appreciate the work of Lanka rain water harvesting forum for initiated on rainwater harvesting policy in […]
The 19th Annual General Meeting of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum will be held on Saturday 16th July 2016 at the office premises of the Forum, “Rain Center”, 41/12 New Parliament Road, Pelawatte from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
A Drama Competition for school children in Badulla District was launched as “Rain Water Harvesting & It’s Uses”. Seventeen entries were received from schools in the Badulla District. The competition was held on 26th of September 2015 at SujathaVidyalaya, Badulla. Six Sinhala and ten Tamil drama plays were staged. The six Sinhala dramas were reviewed […]
A ceremony was held at the Rain Center, Pelawatta on 8th of September 2015, to celebrate Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) receiving the prestigious Energy Globe National Award for 2015. The award was presented to Mr. M. M. M. Aheeyar, Chairman – LRWHF by Hon Senaka Amarasinghe, Honorary Consult for Austria, for the project […]
The Energy Globe is today’s most important environmental prize with 177 participating countries and annually more than 1500 project entries. It is given in recognition of outstanding performance in terms of energy efficiency, renewable energy and resource conservation worldwide. Being presented this award is a very high recognition, for ENERGY GLOBE is an internationally recognized […]
18th Annual General Meeting of Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum was held on 04 July 2015 at Rain Center, Pelawatta. Mr. M. M. M. Aheeyar was appointed as Chairman for the year 2015/2016. Other office bearers were also appointed. Members of LRWHF and Staff participated.
Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) supported by USAID – Sri Lanka organized two training programs on “Installation of mobile weather station“. First training program was held on the 1st June at Moneragala. 25 school children and teachers from 3 districts participated. They were from Bogahamadiththa Vidyalaya, Kirawanagama, Lunuwaththa Angunukolapalassa Maha Vidyalaya, Sooriya-aara, Thanamalwila Manthottama Maha […]
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF), Sri Lanka in partnership with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) New Delhi India and supported by USAID – Sri Lanka organized a 5 day training programmes in “Sustainable Water Management Systems” from 23rd to 27th March 2015 at The Sovereign Hotel, Colombo. The training covered topics such as harvesting […]
The strategic plan 2015 – 2020 of LRWHF was developed by conducting a three day workshop with the LRWHF directors, staff, members of LRWHF, stakeholders (Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage, National Water Supply and Drainage Board & Community Water Supply; Department of Irrigation and Department of Health and of the North Central Provincial Renal […]
Event to build Partnership with Cooperate Sector and launch of the Strategic Plan (2015- 2020)” was held at Rain center, Pelawatta. Presentation on LRWHF achievement and Strategic plan of LRWHF and had a discussion was carried out how RWH can be incorporated to private sector as cooperate social responsibility (CSR) project in a cost effective […]
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Symposium on “Mainstreaming rainwater harvesting systems as a water supply option” held at yellow auditorium in International water management institute (IWMI), Pelawatte. The theme of the was “Mainstreaming rainwater harvesting systems as a water supply option” Ten research papers under the following sub themes were presented at the symposium: technical, social and economic aspects of […]
An Open competition was launched as “Innovative low cost methods and techniques for rainwater storage”. 36 concepts were received by students, engineers and researches. These concepts were reviewed by a panel of judges (Eng. DevapriyaHapugoda, Dr C.S.Weeraratne, Eng NUK Ranatunga and Eng Kokila Ranasinghe. Four best concepts were selected and an award of Rs. 25,000 […]
AGM: The 18th Annual General Meeting of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum will be held on Saturday 4th July 2015 at the office premises of the Forum, “Rain Center” 41/12 New Parliament Road, Pelawatte ,from 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.
AGM: The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum will be held on Saturday 5th July 2014 at the office premises of the Forum, “Rain Center” 41/12 New Parliament Road, Pelawatte ,from 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF), Sri Lanka in partnership with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) New Delhi India organized a 4 day training programmes in “Sustainable Water Management Systems” from 10th – 13th December 2013 at National Institute of Cooperative Development (NICD) Pollogolla, Kandy. The training covered topics such as harvesting rainwater and decentralized […]
Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum Facebook page was launched at the 16th AGM of LRWHF on 15th of June 2013. It was launched by Dr. C.S. Weeraratna former Chairman of LRWHF. Now you can check Updates, Project Details, History and Photo Albums on LRWHF through following link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lanka-Rain-Water-Harvesting-Forum/137039606482267
16th Annual General Meeting of Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum was held on 15th June 2013 at LRWHF head office premises, Nugegoda. Mr. Deva Hapugoda was appointed as the Chairman for the year 2013/2014. Members of LRWHF and Staff Participated.
The foundation stone was laid of the Rain Center by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena Minister for Water Supply & Drainage on May 22nd 2013 at 14/12 New Parliaments Road, Palawatta. The ground floor of the rain center will be constructed with the funds donated by the NGO Water Decade Service. The first phase of the project […]
The World Water Day is celebrated on (March 22) all over the world. This year theme, Water Cooperation. Cooperation is essential to strike a balance between the different needs and priorities and share this precious resource equitably, using water as an instrument of peace. To mark the World Water Day the Ministry of Water Supply […]
A ceremony to mark the opening of the first 30,000 Liter rain water harvesting system was constructed at Muslim Maha Vidaylaya Andiyapuliyakulm under the project titled “Water Security for Resettlement Areas in the North of Sri Lanka through Rainwater Harvesting”, was held on Friday the 15th February 2013 at 3.00 pm. The chief guest at […]
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF), Sri Lanka in partnership with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) New Delhi India organised a 4 day training programmes in Sustainable water management systems held from 11th – 14th December 2012 at Hector Kobekaduwa Agrarian Research & Training Centre, Wijerarma Mawatha Colombo 7. The training covered topics such as […]
First Bangladesh convention on Rain water harvesting organized WaterAid Bangladesh in collaboration with Centre of Science and Environment, New Delhi, India, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Institute of Water Modeling and Rain Forum organized was held in June 15 to 16, 2012 in Dhaka. The objectives of the convention are; sharing knowledge on domestic, […]
A ceremony to mark the completion of rain water harvesting system at Thalikulam G.T.M.S constructed under the project titled “Water Security for Resettlement Areas in the North of Sri Lanka through Rainwater Harvesting”, was held on Sunday the 10th June 2012 at 3.00 pm and Honorable Dinesh Gunawardena Minister for Water Supply & Drainage as […]
The 15th Annual General Meeting of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum will be held on Saturday 21st July 2012 at the office premises of the Forum, 28/3 A, Subadrarama Lane, Nugegoda from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
In September 2006, Government of Sri Lanka hosted a Regional forum on Rain Water Harvesting in the city of Kandy. The forum was attended by the respective Ministers of the SAARC region responsible for water matters, in addition to the professionals associated. The Ministerial Declaration made at the Forum following the technical deliberations is attached […]
Conference Announcement: International Conference on “Community and Water Services Challenges for Sustainability” Dates: 29th – 30th September, 1st October 2011 Venue: Kandy, Sri Lanka Conference details: Websites: www.communitywater.lk | www.waterboard.lk | www.lankarainwater.org Email: email@example.com Important Dates: Registration begins: 27th July 2011 Submission of Abstracts: 15th August 2011 Selection of Abstracts: 30th August 2011 Submission of […]
Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum launched the Tamil Manual titled “Rain Water Harvesting Practitioners Guide for Sri Lanka”, on the 2nd of February 2011 at the Ministry of Water Supply & Drainage. The Minister for Water Supply & Drainage Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena was the chief guest at this occasion; other important guests who participated at […]
Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) entails the collection of rain in a scientific and controlled manner for future use. Harvested rainwater is a major water supply option. It can minimize the use of treated water for secondary purposes. It reduces flooding, improves soil conservation and groundwater recharge, reduces energy consumption and can be used for agriculture. Considering […]
Sunita Narain, Director of Center for Science and Environment (CSE) visited Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister for Water Supply and Drainage. Sunita Narain is an Indian environmentalist, political activist as well as a major proponent of the Green Concept of Sustainable Development. She is the editor/publisher of the fortnightly magazine, […]
The 13th Annual General Meeting of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum was held on the 19th June 2010, at 9.30 am at 28/3A, Subadrarama Lane, Nugegoda. The main topic of discussion was water for the northern province, Research and promotion of ground water recharging, strengthening the Network and fundraising. 12 members attended.
Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum celebrated the World Water Day on 22nd March with a function held at the Auditorium of Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, Colombo. The theme of the event was ‘Water for the Cities’. The chief guest of the function was Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister for Urban Development and Sacred Area Development. Delivering […]
The 13th Annual General Meeting of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum will be held on Saturday 19th June 2010 at the office premises of the Forum, 28/3 A, Subadrarama Lane, Nugegoda from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. Please confirm your attendance before14th June 2010, to the secretariat on 011-5524612. members only Notice of any […]
Conference Announcement: “Worldwide Multi-objective Rainwater Harvesting and Utilization” – The 15th International Rainwater International Catchment Systems Conference 2010 – First Announcement Date: March 28 – April 4, 2011 Venue: Taiwan, R.O.C. Conference details: Andrew Lo 15th IRCSC Conference Secretary Office Department of Geography Chinese Culture University Hwa Kang, Yang Ming Shan Taipei, Taiwan […]
In order to deliberate on the importance of Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) and Ground Water Recharge (GWR) and the mechanisms for capacity building and transfer of technology in RWH and GWR practices to ensure potable water supply and improve groundwater level in the developing countries, the Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other […]
Dr (Ms.) Tanuja Ariyananda (President, International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association) delivered the key note speech on “Rain Water Harvesting and Climate Change” at the 14th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (IRSCA) Conference held from 3rd to 6th August 2009. She said that; Climate change and global warming has become the most concern of the 21st […]
The 12th Annual General Meeting of Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum was held at 9.00 am on Saturday 20th June 2009 at 28/3 A, Subadrarama Lane, Nugegoda. The Annual report 2008/2009 was tabled. Mr. Mr. M. M. M. Aheeyar was appointed as the Assistant Secretary of the forum during the AGM. 20 members participated. Documents […]
A Regional High-level Meeting on Rainwater Harvesting was successfully held at Kathmandu, Nepal on June 27-29, 2009. The theme of the meeting was “Gain from Rain: Collect, Preserve and Use”. The objective of the Meeting was to benefit from sharing knowledge, expertise and experiences among each country in the region. Field experiences and research results […]
The 3000th rain water harvesting tank completed under the project of the LRWHF in the Tsunami affected areas of Southern Province was ceremonially held at Udahena Village, Deegoda, Imaduwa in Galle District on 20th May 2009. A number of villagers participated in this even along with invitees Mr. M.G. Udana Kusumsiri (Member of the Pradeshiya […]
The 12th Annual General Meeting of Lanka Rain Water harvesting Forum will be held on Saturday 20th June 2009 from 9.00 am to 11.00 am at 28/3 A, Subadrarama Lane, Nugegoda. Notice of any resolution to be proposed at the AGM should be send to reach the secretariat on or before 6th June 2009.
Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum organized the launching of the Forum publication titled “Rain Water Harvesting Practitioners Guide for Sri Lanka” and sharing experience workshop on “Water & Food Security through Rain Water Harvesting”. The event was held on 16th May 2009 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 7. Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Urban […]
Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum application for the prize titled “Water and Food Security for Tsunami Effected Households in the Eastern and Southern Province of Sri Lanka through Introduction of Rain Water Harvesting and Home gardening Technology”, was selected to be one of the finalists for the Prize. Subtitled “Contributing to the Millennium Development Goals […]
Announcement: High level meeting “Gain from Rain: Collect, Preserve and Use” Regional High-level Meeting on Rainwater Harvesting Date: May 27-29, 2009 Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal Objective: The overall objective of the Meeting is to benefit from sharing knowledge, expertise and experiences among each country in the region. Field experiences and research results on technical, social, ecological […]
Conference Announcement: “Rainwater Harvesting To Cope With Climate Change With Change” – The 14th International Rainwater International Catchment Systems Conference 2009 Date: 3 – 6 August 2009 Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Conference details are available at: Website: http://www.nahrim.gov.my Email: KLrainwater@nahrim.gov.my Important Dates: Abstract Submission: March 31, 2009 Full Paper Submission: May 31, 2009 Organised by: […]
A rain water harvesting system was established for an orphanage “Samawathie Niwasa” at Habaraduwa. The tank is a 40 cubic meters under ground tank and the authorities hope to fulfill children’s water needs by using this tank. There are nearly 100 children at this orhanage. A recharging system was also established with this rain water […]
40 RWH systems with the capacity of 8 m3 were completed in individual households at Periyakalapu lagoon and its bordering village in Ampara district from August to December 2008. The project was funded by IUCN. Also compost bins and households water filters were distributed among beneficiaries.
The Forum constructed above ground 3m3 plastic tanks for the housing scheme built for the Tsunami affected at Kottimale in Beruwala, during October to December 2008. The scheme consists of 14 houses build by Belgian Red Cross. The two tank system distribute water inside the house, one connected to the kitchen and the other connected […]
Cabinet granted approval to a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Urban Development and Sacred Area Development, Dinesh Gunawardena to allocate a parcel land for the establishment of a Resource Center to the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum to promote rain water harvesting in Sri Lanka. Accordingly cabinet approval was granted to allocate a land […]
The rain water harvesting system was handed over to Rajapaksha Central Collage, Weeraketiya on 3rd October 2008 parallel to World Children’s Day (1st October) and World Habitat Day (3rd October). Primary students were encouraged to draw paintings on tank wall and winners were selected. The handing over of the system also marked the celebration of […]
The 11th Annual General Meeting of the Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum was held on Saturday 2nd August 2008 at Nugegoda Office Premises. Mrs. Shanthi Fernando (Hon. Chairperson of People’s Rural Development Association and a Director board member of the LRWHF) was appointed as the Chairperson of the LRWHF at the AGM. Mr. Lahiru Perera, who […]
A rain water harvesting project was successfully completed in Chilaw and Kalpitiya (Puttalam District) by People’s Rural Development Association (PRDA) which is a partner organization of LRWHF. LRWHF participated an operation and maintenance training program held in Chilaw.
Ms. Tanuja Ariyananda, Executive Director of LRWHF participated in the panel of experts in discussion on “Looming water stress and water shortages: Mirage or reality?”, a programme of the recently initiated discussion series under the theme “Sri Lanka 2048″. This programme was broadcasted on Thursday 19 June, 2048 on Sirasa TV channel. The panelists (from […]
An exhibition was held on 27th march at Weeraketiya central collage, Hambantota parallel to completion of 2000th tank. Awareness program for public was held too. The chief guest was the District Secretary of Hambanthota District. The winners of school poster competition, school poems and articles competition and school model creation competition were awarded. Posters and […]
World water day function was held on 22th March at Medaeliya village, Hungama. The committee called Rain water committee was formed by the beneficiaries of Medaeliya village. Those 44 beneficiaries were participated this function. These villagers usually fulfil their drinking and domestic water needs by a canal which has highly turbid water before having rain […]
The workshop was held on 30th January 2008at CHPB conference hall, No.33, Sunil Mawatha, Palawaththa, Battaramulla. The experts of related field were invited. Lanka Rain Water harvesting Forum organized the above workshop in order to pool the thought and idea of the experts on rain water harvesting in Sri Lanka for designing a booklet on […]
LRWHF called a press conference in Matara to inform the media and people in the south on rainwater harvesting and the progress of current project in Galle, Matara, Hambantota. Twenty-nine media personals were attended on 08/02/2008 from several mass media institutes who represents T.V / Radio and News Papers. Ms Tanuja Ariyananda, Director LRWHF explained […]
The act facilitating rain water harvesting is available online. It is titled as the Urban Development Authority (Amendment) Act. No. 36 of 2007. The act was certified on 18th September, 2007. Please visit Legislation Section of the Website to view or download documents.
Venue: HNB Towers Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Institute of Architects in collaboration with Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum organized a workshop on ‘Rain Water Harvesting for Architects’. This was held on December 7, 2007 in Colombo. This workshop was a timely one as rainwater harvesting (RWH) is increasingly getting popular and mandatory for […]
The workshop to discuss the content of a publication will be held on 30th January 2008 from 8.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m at CHPB conference hall, No. 33, Sunil Mawatha, Palawatta, Baththaramulla. The aim of this publication is to provide a complete knowledge of RWH systems. It will discuss several aspects of rainwater harvesting under […]
Concept of modern rainwater harvesting is becoming increasingly popular in Sri Lanka. It is being practiced in urban and rural levels and included in various development projects. Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) as a pioneering organization working towards popularizing RWH has launched a programme to update and improve the database of Rainwater harvesting systems in […]
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) organized a tea party in honour of Hon Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Urban Development & Sacred Area Development, for his contribution to amend the UDA law to promote rainwater harvesting. This was held at the LRWHF office premises on 27th October 2007 with the participation of members and the members […]
Ms. Tanuja Ariyananda, the Executive Director of the Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum was recently elected as the President of the International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (IRCSA). IRCSA is an association of organizations and individuals involved in rainwater harvesting. At present it consists of more than 300 members from more than 50 countries in 8 regions. […]
The Bill to amend the Urban Development Authority Law, No. 41 of 1978, to facilitate rain water harvesting was gazetted on 27th July 2007. It is proposed to amend section 8 and schedule to the principal enactment.
Ministry of Urban Development and Sacred Area Development has taken initial steps to amend the Urban Development Authority Regulations to facilitate rain water harvesting. According to the drafts available RWH will be mandatory for both domestic and business constructions build in future as well as the existing edifices. The proposed amendments are expected to be […]
The 10th Annual General Meeting and the anniversary of the Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum was ceremonially held on Saturday 23rd June 2007 at Savsiripaya, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07. The chief guest of the occasion was Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister for Urban Development and Sacred Area Development. Mr. Lahiru Perera, Chairman of the LRWHF welcomed the […]
The handing over ceremony of 1000th Rain Water Harvesting Tank completed under the ongoing project of the LRWHF in the Tsunami affected areas of Southern Province to was ceremonially held at Nisala Sevana, Ratgama in Galle District on 30th March 2007. Hon. Minister of Urban Development and Sacred Area Development, Mr. Dinesh Gunawarden and the […]
An exhibition under the theme of “Ahas Diyen Pipasayata” was held to celebrate the World Water Day 2007 at the Cultural Centre, Nupe, Matara on 22 and 23 March 2007. The exhibition included Exhibition of posters selected from a competition held among the school children in Matara district Models of RWH systems Mobile exhibition Awareness […]
LRWHF recently launched a project to improve the domestic water supply to households affected by the tsunami in Peeriyanelawani area, in Ampara District through introduction of rain water harvesting (RWH). The objectives of the proposed project is to improve the domestic water supply to households affected by the tsunami in Peeriyanelawani area through introduction of […]
LRWHF organised a presentation by Dr Nalanie Mithraratne on Rain water harvesting experience in New Zealand on Tuesday 19th December 2006 at 2.00 pm at the auditorium of Ministry of Urban Development and Water Supply 3rd floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla. Dr. Nalanie Mithraratne is a research fellow working in New Zealand. She has done some work […]
The final Report of the Texas Rainwater Harvesting Evaluation Committee has been submitted to to the Texas Governor’s office and the Texas Legislature recently. This report includes minimum water quality guidelines and methods of treatment and also key recommendations for further promoting rainwater harvesting in the State of Texas. The report of recommendations to the […]
Conference Announcement: The 2007 International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (IRCSA) Conference Date: August 21-23, 2007 Venue: Sydney, Australia The biennial IRCSA conference will be held August 21-23, 2007 in Sydney Australia. Conference details are available at: www.rainwater2007.com or Contact Conference managers: firstname.lastname@example.org Important Dates: Deadlines for receipt of abstracts: 30 January 2007 […]
Date: August 15-17, 2007 Venue: Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island of Hawaii Papers are called for the “2007 American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Conference” being held on the Island of Hawaii on August 15-17th, 2007. Deadline for paper submittable: February 15th 2007 Fore more details please visit their website: www.arcsa07.com […]
September 27-29 2006, Kandy, Sri Lanka Theme: “Making Rain Water Every bodies business” An International workshop on RWH Jointly organized by the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF), the Rain Water Harvesting Secretariat, Ministry of Urban Development & Water Supply and National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWS&DB) was held successfully from 27th to 29th […]
International Workshop on Rain Water Harvesting September 27-29 2006, Kandy, Sri Lanka Theme: “Making Rain Water Every bodies business” An International workshop Jointly organized by the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF), the Rain Water Harvesting Secretariat of the Ministry of Urban Development & Water Supply and National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWS&DB) will […]
Two new projects are to be implemented by the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) in Tsunami affected areas of Ampara District and in the Southern Province. 1. Project to Implement Rain Water Harvesting in Tsunami Affected Areas of the Ampara District Rain Water Harvesting Forum will be implementing a Rain water harvesting project in […]
National Policy on Rain Water Harvesting was officially implemented on September 27, 2005. The Policy document was handed over to Prime Minister Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksha by Minister of Urban Development and Water Supply (MoUD & WS) Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena at the Prime Minister’s Office. Deputy Minister for MoUD &WS Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Secretary to MoUD&WS […]