DRAFTING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT IN 2020-2025

Funding Source and Objective

Irrigation Department, being the leading technical organization dealing with water resources planning, development and management, has contributed heavily to almost all the master plans on the water sector, including Mahaweli Master Plan of 1960s, developed in the country. It also possesses a substantially comprehensive database of major irrigation systems and the national hydrological network of the country. Accordingly, Irrigation Department can play a major role in setting the background for a Strategic Plan for Water Resources Development and Management in the country.

Contract Agreement No : CNT/RFP/GCF/2020/100
Total Cost : 10M
Contract Period : January 2021 – November 2021

Contract Objective

To develop a Strategic Plan for water resources development and Management for the period 2020-2025 and a roadmap for a Strategic Plan for Water Resources Development and Management 2020-2030.

Final Output

The final achievement of this project is to develop with due consideration to the current policy framework and the priorities identified while ensuring the contribution of water resources to food production, hydropower generation, drinking water supply, environmental needs, and other uses are equitably met in a changing climate, for sustainable economic development and social wellbeing of Sri Lankan people.