International Training program on Mainstreaming Sustainable Urban Water Management Systems

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 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 an economical and ecological benefit. All participants were taken for filed visit at Millennium IT – Malabe, Kalani Right Bank Water Treatment plant – Biyagama and Rain Center – Pelawatta to get a better exposure on best practices on rain water harvesting, water purification  for drinking water and waste water treatment.

The training program was organized in support of a tripartite agreement signed between Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum, Centre for Science and Environment and Ministry of Water Supply & Drainage in August 2010 to facilitate the establishment of Rain Center in Sri Lanka. Training program was attended by 28 professionals, community workers, and project managers from 14 different nations and Sri Lankans.

The training program was inaugurated by Mr   Michael J. Eddy ,Acting Mission Director, USAID Sri Lanka ,Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Programme Director, Water Management Unit – CSE – India, Eng Deva Hapugoda, chairperson and board directors Dr Cs. Weeraratna and Mr. K. L. L. Premanath of Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum on 23rd March 2015. The certificates of the training program were distributed at the closing ceremony on the last day by Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Secretary Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage. Eng. Deva Hapugoda chairperson and other board of LRWHF, Mrs. Shanthi Fernando, and Mr. Lahiru Perera, also participated at the closing ceremony.

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