SLWP with support from the NDB bank initiated a Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Program on MHM day 2015 for the 86 schools in Denuwara education zone Kandy. Throughout the year there has been a succession of advocacy and awareness programs emphasizing MHM and the importance of school sanitation to support education for girl children. On May 28th 70 schools carried out activities in celebration of MHM day in Denuwara education zone, they ranged from round tables, professional lectures on MHM , special school assemblies, art exhibitions to school toilet cleansing campaigns ; the picture shows the parents and children working on toilet repairs and a roundtable discussion on MHM in Vimaladarmasooriya MV.
Sri Lanka Water Partnership which strongly supports catchment and river bank conservation, will celebrate World Environment Day 2015 with tree planting campaigns in the various locations where their partner organizations are active on 5th June 2015 at 10.00 am.
Tree planting campaigns will take part in following locations
- Deduru Oya – by Deduru Oya Area Water Partnership in Gatalawa, Bingiriya.
- The Historic Balana Fort, Kandy by – NetWwater and the Lions Club Pilimatalawe.
- Gin Ganga – by the Department of Irrigation.
- The Nilwala Ganga, Matara – by the Nilawala Area Water Partnership.
- The Deniyaya Composting Project – by the Deniyaya Pradeshiya Saba
- The Biodiversity Study Park, Talawathugoda – by Wetland Unit, Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation and Sri Lanka Water Partnership.
Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP) an affiliate of Global Water Partnership and NetWwater have been in the forefront of school sanitation advocacy . They advocate that sustainable sanitation goes beyond mere provision of facilities and call for a change in toilet culture where maintenance and regular cleansing systems must be in place along with facilities. Both organizations have partnered with CSR projects of Brandix Lanka Ltd and National Development Bank with the support of education authorities to improve school health through sustainable sanitation focusing on Central Province. They have carried out comprehensive studies in Central and Southern Province.
Sri Lanka Water Partnership in collaboration with Irrigational Management Division organized a Workshop on Technology Options Demonstrations to mitigate the Climate Change impacts in farming for Resident Project Managers.
A special supplimetry page was published in “Sunday Island” on 22nd March on World Water Day and veiws Sri Lanka Water Partnership Members were published in this section.
Sri Lanka Water Partnership in collaboration with Irrigation Management Division of Ministry of Irrigation organized a Climate Change Awareness Programme for Project Staff of Giritale, Minneriya and Kaudulla Major Irrigation Schemes. Read More
Focusing on raising awareness of the wise use of water and wetlands among school children, a special event was organized to mark the World Wetlands Day (Which is celebrated 2nd of February each year) . The programme was organized in collaboration with the Wetland Unit of Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation. Read More
The above consultation co organized with the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management was held on 24th March at Hotel Galadari Colombo. 40 participants including from the water and natural resources agencies, donors, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), private sector, ministries of foreign, affairs, justice, health etc participated.Key note speaker was Dr S. Batagoda, recognized Environmental Economist and currently Deputy Secretary to the Treasury of the Ministry of Finance and Planning who spoke on Water Challenges and Sustainable Development – Post 2015.
Janashakthi Insurance and Lanka Jalani – The Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP) stepped forward to call for cooperation to safeguard Sri Lanka’s fresh water sources, at a special forum held at the Jaic Hilton on August 27. Janashakthi has facilitated several community development activities aimed towards improving the water quality in the Maha Oya area. Read Full Story