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In the past, tanks in the Dry Zone had tree girdles for protecting water reserves. Today, many of these are tanks are lacking this protection.
Native trees are now being planted along the tanks to revive the cascade system.
“My name is Nirmala Ranasinghe, I am from Vavuniya. I live with my husband and two kids who are now at school.
When the cascaded tank village system was rehabilitated, we were able to improve our livelihoods significantly.
“My name is Arumugam Deivanai. I was born in Matale and lived in Kekirawa for 22 years. I moved to Kilinochchi in 1977.
Living here was a struggle because we didn’t have access to clean water. There weren’t many wells either.
We could only get water from a well in the Kovil. We only had that to bathe and drink.
We suffered a lot. There wasn’t enough clean water in these areas and we couldn’t afford to pay for water.
ශ්රී ලංකාවේ වියළි කලාපයේ දේශගුණික විපර්යාස නිසා සිදුවන ආපදාවන්ට දැඩිලස ගොදුරු විය හැකි ගංගා ද්රෝණි තුනක් වන මී ඔය, මල්වතු ඔය හා යාන් ඔයෙහි ජල කළමනාකරණය හා ඒකාබද්ධ විසදුම් ක්රියාවලියක් සිදු කරමින් ගං වතුරින් හා නියගයෙන් පීඩාවට පත්වී ඇති දිළිදු ප්රජාවගේ ආහාර සුරක්ෂිතතාව හා ජීවන තත්ව ඉහල නැංවීම හා සුරක්ෂිත ජල අවශ්යතා සපුරා දීම අරමුණු කරගත් දේශගුණික විපර්යාසයන්ට අනුහුරුවීම සදහා වන ඒකාබද්ධ ජල කළමනාකරණ ව්යාපෘතිය හෙවත් වැව්ගම් පුබුදුව ව්යාපෘතියේ ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමක්
Supported with funding from the Global Environment Facility-Least Developed Countries Fund, this project (2015-2020) supported the Royal Government of Cambodia to bridge existing gaps in institutional capacity, inter-ministerial coordination, and infrastructure.
It focused on enhancing the inclusion of climate change considerations in short and long term planning, sectoral planning and other decision-making processes.
Named after the government-supported mobile short code ‘1294’, EWS1294 is a free mobile phone service developed by NGO People in Need in Cambodia following severe flooding in 2013. The service is a practical means for Cambodians to receive early warning messages. According to a 2016 study, more than 96% of Cambodians report owning a phone, and more than 99% are reachable through some sort of phone.