| Programmes |

Main Themes

  • Water/Natural Resources Policies / Strategies
  • Water resources development
  • Institutional Development
  • Water Organisations
  • Water Governance
  • Water Law

  • Biodiversity / Ecosystems
  • Wetlands
  • Catchment Conservation
  • River Sand Minning
  • Polution Mitigation
  • Watse Water Management

Youth and Gender
  • Gender and Water Dialouges
  • Water Messengers
  • School Sanitation

Climate Change (CC)
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Water Related Disasters (Droughts, Floods & Landslides )
  • CC and Drinking Water
  • CC and Rural Livelyhoods
  • New Technology Adoption
  • Climate Smart Agriculture

  • Media
  • Fund Raising & Proposal Development
  • CSR Programmes
  • Public / Private Partnerships

SLWP Programme Focus 2017

While SLWP will continue with the main programme elements from 2016 a reduced budget both under Core and WACREP has required that some programmes be readjusted as to targets and focus.

CORE - This year too focus will be on Wetlands as follow up activity to the Bolgoda programme and need for examination and involvement in other urban wetlands as well. The Wetland programme will consolidate if an anticipated Phase 2 with Biodiversity Platform and Sampath Bank comes through. Another activity will be continuation of the river sand alternatives a programme with CIDA and the University of Moratuwa . Support for RBO/RBM activities including institutional strengthening and resource mapping and Schools Water Messenger IWRM and health/sanitation s programme will be continued in 2017 as well. A Gender and Water Dialogue focusing on health sanitation is also planned for the implementation during the year. A SDG advocacy programme with the water sector ministries and Ministry of Sustainable Development is also planned for in 2017.

Water& Climate Resilience Programme (WACREP) – With a 50% reduction in budget and requirement for beneficiary/partner contribution towards costs the programme will focus mainly on medium/minor irrigation Farmer and officer programmes on climate change adaptation. In addition Technological Options programme to cope with climate change for field staff will continue in 2017 as well. Production of CC media material including Tamil translation of existing material is planned for.

Private Sector/Joint Activities –  The wetland Biodiversity platform/COC/Sampath Bank Activity is expected to continue as Phase 2 activity in 2017. A Programme for tea smallholders/estates on health/sanitation is being discussed with Unileers to cover the mid and hill country. Joint activities with YWCA and Cap-Net Lanka have also been planned. A schools health/sanitation programme for 4 schools in Aranayake that were devastated by the landslide last year is underway with support from Hatton National Bank. The Programme also  includes provision of 4 rain water harvesting tanks to these schools . Activities are also being planned with the SACOSAN Secretariat and the World Bank Health/ Sanitation Project covering 7 districts that is being undertaken by NWSDB.