Publication Launch and Sharing Experience Workshop – 16th May 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 Development & Sacred Area Development was the Chief Guest of this occasion.

After the welcome speech of the chair person of LRWHF, the publication was presented to the chief guest and other invitees. Mr. Ranjith Weerasinghe, the Chairman of Sri Lanka Resource Initiative for water, sanitation & Hygiene (SRIWASH) reviewed the publication.

The workshop on Water & Food Security through Rain Water Harvesting commenced after that. Following presentations were made;

  • Project implementing rain water harvesting systems in the South
  • Project implementing rain water harvesting systems in the East
  • Impact of health and hygiene program for rain water harvesting beneficiaries
  • Project implementing home gardening through rain water harvesting

A video on experience of the beneficiaries were screened and after a discussion workshop ended.


Guests from left to Right: Ranjith Weerasinghe,
(Chairman SRIWASH), Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena
(Minister of Urban Development & Sacred
Area Development) and Mrs. Shanthi Fernando,
(Chairperson, LRWHF)

Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister
of Urban Development and Sacred Area
Development addresses the gathering

A section of the gathering

Ms.Sanduni Ariyawansa, Office
Coordinator, LRWHF delivering a
presentation

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