|Database||The first phase of the project will be building up a database on rain water harvesting in Sri Lanka. Information on different rain water harvesting practices in Sri Lanka, number of rain water harvesting systems and their locations, technical persons capable of constructing rainwater system will be collected.|
|Exhibition||Models and photographs of different rain water harvesting systems in Sri Lanka and around the world will collected for display at the center.
The different model on display will be for households, multi-story building, factories and public buildings as well as installations and products ect. Posters relating to rain water harvesting practices will be collected in all 3 different languages for displayed at the exhibition area.
|Collection of Video||A video collection which brings together all available video material on rain water harvesting from Sri Lanka and around the world will be compiled. The center will file all media coverage of rain water harvesting in Sinhala, Tamil and English in the past ten years. These videos will be classified and catalogued.|
|Library||The Rain center will contain a library containing books, reports, conference proceedings, newspaper articles, magazines, manuals, brochures, research and policy papers, and other reading materials related to rain water harvesting from Sri Lanka and around the world.
It will also contain audio and visual materials. All materials will be catalogued and computerized for easy search of relevant materials.
|Rain Centre||The center will physically consist of an architecturally designed building with demonstration rain water harvesting facilities and other environmental conservation practices, such as solar power, biogas, Eco sanitation ect incorporated. The proposed site will be located in or near Colombo with easy access to public.|
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|Creation of Web page||The web-based learning center will be a dynamic and interactive web portal through which facilities available at the center as well as other information on rain water harvesting will be disseminated.
It will be both resources for information as well as an interactive experience especially targeted for children and youth. It will always try to get feedback from users and cater to their needs and interests.
|An Advisory Council||An advisory council consisting of 15 eminent professionals/entrepreneurs will be formed. Selection of council members will be based upon pre-planned criteria.
The council will meet with representation from the Board of Management on a quarterly basis to discuss ways of strengthening the presence, activities and service of the Rain center to community, the country and to the world at large. The council members will support the funding program for self-sustainability of the project.