Drs. Shanon Marques, Vice Provost, Drexel University, Philadelpia, Emmanuel Opong, Regional Director of World Vision International (WASH) and Ms. Dhammika Peiris, Technical Advisor (WASH), World Vision Lanka visited the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA) on the 17thof July 2018 to discuss the possibility of having joint training and research programs with Cap-Net Lanka at PGIA. The Director/PGI, relevant senior academics and postgraduate students of IWRM participated in the discussion coordinated by Country Coordinator/Cap-Net Lanka Continue reading
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The first training programme for 2018, Capacity development of the farmer leaders in medium/ major irrigation schemes was conducted in Farmer Training/Meeting Centre, Uyilankulam, Mannar District in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka on the 25thJune 2018.
The main partners of the programme were Irrigation Department, Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Development, Sri Lanka Water Partnership and Irrigation Management Division/ Ministry of Irrigation. A total of 66 participants including farmer organization leaders, agency staff of minor/major schemes, consultants attended the programme. Continue reading →
A programme for farmer organization leaders in Ampara was arranged as a part of the Sri Lanka Water Partnership CCA Programme in collaboration with the Irrigation Department (ID) and Irrigation Management Division (IMD) of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management with support from Cap-Net Lanka. This was the 2nd programme in Sri Lanka supported by Cap-Net during 2017.
72 Farmer Leaders representing over 40 Farmer Organizations in the Galoya Left Bank and River Division participated. 57 from the Gal Oya Left Bank and 15 from the River Division. In addition 14 field staff of ID/IMD dealing with Farmer Organizations attended the awareness session.
For more information, please contact Country Coordinator of Cap-Net Lanka, Dr. S. Pathmarajah.
The Cap-Net Lanka – PGIA Junior Water Awards for Innovations and Knowledge Management (Aqua Republica) 2017 was held on 2nd October 2017 at the ‘Appadurai Auditorium’, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya in parallel to the Water Professionals’ Day Symposium 2017.
This year, Junior Water Awards for Innovations and Knowledge Management was conducted in schools from the Northern Province and the best water related projects were awarded with plaques and certificates at the Water Professionals’ Day Symposium on the 02nd October 2017. The Aqua Republica programme was conducted in schools from the Central Province and highest scorers were awarded with trophies and certificates at the Symposium.
A total of 68 school children from both Northern and Central Provinces and 65 water professionals from all over the country participated in the symposium.
Cap-Net Lanka in partnership with the Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering, University of Peradeniya- Sri Lanka will be organising a training on ‘Science & Technology of Compatible Reverse Osmosis (RO) System Design, Maintenance & Servicing’ on the 11 of August 2017 at Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. The objective of this one day programme are to disseminate the science of RO & to transfer the compatible technology to the water sector experts for reducing the cost of producing safe drinking water in the CKDu affected areas. Continue reading →
The Core-Group, which is the decision making body of the Cap-Net Lanka Network, meet on occasions when an agenda is ready for upgrading, analysing etc. of network activities. The group last met in year 2015 and met recently on Friday, 21st July 2017 at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Battaramulla, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Ten members and two invitees participated the meeting. Continue reading →
A training programme series on “Institutional and Management Capacity Development of Farmer Leaders in Medium Irrigation Schemes to Cope with Climate Change” has been commenced on 30th March 2017 by Cap-Net Lanka. The programme series has been arranged together with the Sri Lankan Water Partnership (Lanka Salani) as well as other local agencies. The workshop was held at the Irrigation Engineer’s office in the north-western province, and 60 farmer leaders and agency staff, including 10 women, actively participated in the programme.
Cap-Net Lanka held the Aqua Republica educational game competition and Junior Water Award programme in-line with the Water Professionals’ Day on 01st of October at Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. “ Mr Gardener”, an innovation from a school to apply urine with an automated collection, treatment and distribution system to plants in the garden as a fertilizer was awarded the first price.
Symposium on Groundwater Availability and Use in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka will be conducted on 22 July 2016 in Appathurai Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. This is organized by Cap-Net Lanka, postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya and International Water Management Institute (IWMI). It will disseminate the knowledge generated on the availability and use of groundwater in Sri Lanka where water is being increasingly exploited. The symposium will include a panel discussion aiming at producing a much needed policy document.
Rainwater is cleaner than the groundwater at its present context and it is important to educate the community on the importance of rainwater harvesting and ways to cleanly collect and store it. Cap-Net Lanka of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya, Lanka Rain water Harvesting Forum of the Ministry of Environment, The Open University of Sri Lanka jointly organize the training workshop on rainwater harvesting to cope with the impact of climate change and will be held in Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum, Pelawatta. This workshop will mainly focus on climate change impacts on water resources and the importance of rainwater harvesting in rural and urban areas. The workshop will enable trainees to disseminate the knowledge they gained to the communities and to use as a drought preparedness tool.