Reviving Sri Lanka’s cascade tank system helps farmers cope with water shortages

Restoring Sri Lanka’s ancient system of irrigation reservoirs is helping farmers in the dry zone better cope with shortages of water for drinking and agriculture that are worsened by climate change-induced shifts in seasonal rainfall patterns. The government project, supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with money from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will directly benefit 800,000 people in farming communities depending on agriculture for food and income. “Although it is still in the early stages, the project has some exciting results,” said David Annandale, an international environmental consultant with the GCF’s Independent Evaluation Unit, assessing the project. 

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Monday 26 August 2019