SLWP Core Programme

Primary programme funded by GWP focusses on interventions and promoting dialogues on IWRM related water policies , More »

SLWP Programmes with AWPs

Water related activities channeled through GWP by the UN system including APAN, UNWATER and any external donor. More »

Water and Climate Resilience Programme

A dedicated Water and Climate Resilience Programme (WACREP) for South Asia on Climate Change Adaptation initiated in 2013 and financed through a GWP/Donor funding arrangement. More »

Joint Corporate Activities with Private Sector

Activities undertaken in joint collaboration with corporates under their CSR programmes or with Private Sector. (NDB,HNB, Janashakthi, UNDP, IWMI, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce/ Sampath Bank and other partner agencies). More »

Joint Corporate Activities with Private Sector

Activities undertaken in joint collaboration with corporates under their CSR programmes or with Private Sector. (NDB, Janashakthi, UNDP, IWMI, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce/ Sampath Bank and other partner agencies). More »

 

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) –  a matter of debate?

Sri Lanka Water Partnership ( SLWP) has been promoting Menstrual Hygiene Management ( MHM) as part of its school WASH programs in Central Province since 2014.  A relatively unknown “Cinderella Issue” , MHM was suddenly made a highly contentious discussion point in the  national arena when it was taken up by a Presidential candidate at the recently concluded  2019 Presidential campaign.

Climate change and water governance-new opportunities

The impacts of climate change are with us and ever increasing disaster events, almost an annual feature need addressing especially with respect to water which serves as the principal vehicle of conveyance. An attempt at formulation of a policy and law led through a donor initiative in early 2000 aborted due to a public hue and cry and lack of political support, unfortunately saw the baby being thrown with the bathwater. A policy in limbo and no enabling law with business as usual has been the result with little initiative to at least begin a dialogue for change. However, the environment of a moratorium on dams and diversions, inter basin transfers, in fact on all water infrastructure and full cost recovery as an inevitable that existed at the time and conditioned the earlier proposed policy, is no longer valid and the urgency of responding to climate change impacts without delay has overtaken the many preempts that likely cause veritable hiccups in developing a responsive water policy that would have public and political acceptance.

A Cinderella issue ? Promoting school menstrual health management awareness in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Water Partnership and NetWwater (Network of Women Water Professionals), a partner of Global Water Partnership, have been at the forefront of gender  and water advocacy in Sri Lanka. They have been working in school awareness programs through “SisuJalaHamuwa” for more than fifteen years and have also played a lead role in taking Sri Lankan issues to  SACOSAN programs and World Water Day activities. They have advocated that sustainable sanitation goes beyond the mere provision of facilities, and called for a change in the sanitation culture where hygiene awareness, maintenance and regular cleansing systems are put in place along with the new or upgraded facilities.  Read full article