National Consultation On a post 2015 Development Agenda for Water

This national 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, IWMI, private sector, ministries of foreign, affairs, justice, health etc participated.

Key note speaker was Dr S. Batagoda, recognised 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.

As a follow up to the Country Consultation held on 24th March at the special Review Committee met on 4th April to finalize the report to UN Water and GWP. The report was sent to GWP and UN water on 7th April and has now been circulated to the participants. A special copy was sent via the Ministry Of External affairs to the SL Ambassador at the UN as SL is member of the Open Working Group set up to review and make recommendations on the SDG’s.

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