Launch of the Tamil Manual on Rain Water Harvesting


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 this occasion were former MP and leader of the TULF Hon. V. Ananda Sanagree, Deputy Minister for Economic Development Hon. Muthu Sivalingam, Mr. Abeygunawardena, Secretary Ministry of Water Supply & Drainage, Mr. Karunasena, Hettiarachchi, Chairman National Water Supply & Drainage Board and Mr. Abdulai Kaikai, Chief WASH section UNICEF and other important members of the water sector.

The book, “Rain Water Harvesting Practitioners Guide for Sri Lanka” was written by experts in their fields, capture the lessons learned on rainwater harvesting during 14 years of existence of Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum and its partners. This publication gives details of design of rain water harvesting structures, rainwater policy and other relevant aspects of rain water harvesting.

The Tamil book is a translation of the English manual published earlier. The translation was done by Mr. K Nadanasabapathi and Mr. M.M.M. Aheeyer.

The manual was presented to
the Hon. minister

Hon. Minister addressing the gathering

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