Dam Safety & Water Resource Planning Project (DSWRPP)
The Water Resources Development in sri lanka has contributed significantly to the county’s Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction and Environmental Health.
- It is estimated that less than 28% of the country’s water re-sources are developed. At present, abount 85% of the developed water resources are used for irrigated agriculture in the dry zone of the country
- Water sector of Sri Lanka is however faced with a few critical and interdependent challenges.
- The DSWRP project will addess these challenges.
Improve the development and management of water resources within the country, reduce water related invesments.
- Dam Safety & Operational Efficiency Improvement.
- Upgrading & Modernization of Hydro-Meteorological information System(HMIS).
- Multi Sectoral Water Resources Planning.
Project Activities to be carried out
- 32 Large Dams of the country which have been identified as high risk to the public safety, will be rehabilitated.
- 80 large Dams (including above 32 Dams) of the county will be provided basic safety facilities
- Critical issues of senanayaka samudraya, samanalawewa,polgolla tunnel,minipe trans basin canal and victoria dam will be studied and make recommendation for remedial actions
- Upgrade and modernize current Hydro-Meteorological information system(HMIS) of the country to forecast/plan water resource development work more accurately.
- Mahaweli Development Plan will be reviewed and make recommendation for potential water resources developments.
- National Water Use Plan (addressing both surface and ground water)will be developed to facilitate future water needs
- Mundeni Aru River Basin development plan will be prepared.
- Capacity of the staff of all related institutions will be enhanced to manage the water facilities/ Assets in a sustainable manner and to meet the emerging challenges in the water sector
Expected Project Outputs
- A safe operationally efficient and risk minimized reservoir/ head works system with a safety monitoring system in place inclusive that of Mahaweli,
- A modernized and efficient hydro meteorological information system(HMIS),
- A river basin based water development and management master plan addressing both surface and ground water
- A skilled and competent staff to manage the water facilities/ assets in a sustainable manner and to meet the emerging challenges in the water sector
- Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka
- Department of Irrigation
- Ceylon Electricity Board
- National water supply and Drainage Board
- Water resources Board
- Department of meteorology
- Disaster Management Centre