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
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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.
As part of the Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP) continuing programme on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in the irrigation sector, a workshop on the above was held on the 24th March 2016 for Irrigation Department (ID) staff of the Monaragala District at the In-Service Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture at Angunakolapellessa. The 35 participants (27 male and 8 female) included Engineers, Engineering Assistants, Development Officers and Field Assistants of the ID. This programme was part of SLWP World Water Day Programme and was implemented as a SLWP and Cap Net Lanka joint activity.
This year’s Water Professionals’ Day Symposium was organised on the 1st of October by Cap-Net Lanka, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture & Geo-Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (GISSL). The theme of the symposium is the Water – Food – Ecosystem Nexus, with the aim to increase the understanding of inter-sectoral linkages for sustainable water management
This training programme was held for 30 officials of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka to address emerging problems associated with water resources planning, development and management with the accelerated development work after the end of conflict. The programme was organized jointly by the CapNet-Lanka of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya and the WASO-ASIA Project of Faculties of Engineering and Agriculture of University of Jaffna supported by the Government of Norway.