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There is plenty of water inSri Lanka, so people thinkthat it is not such abig problem.
however….       70% of Sri Lanka is semi                               arid – ‘the dry zone’Source: International Water Ma...
Half of all the 18,000 tanksin the dry zone are abandonedor in need of repairSource: Panabokke, C. R. 2009. Small village ...
¼ of all urban households &85% of rural householdshave no access to piped waterSource: Imbulana, K.A.U.S., Wijesekara, N.T...
10% of schools do not have a toiletOver 70% of the rest have toilets in                                  an unusable state...
Inadequate water supplies havebeen identified as the majorreason for disuse and neglect ofschool toilets
Droughts are responsible for ⅔of all crop losses over the last 30yearsSource: Imbulana, K.A.U.S., Wijesekara, N.T.S. and N...
Floods and droughts are acontinual threat to the livelihoodsof Sri Lanka’s farmersSource: International Water Management I...
Population growth          Climate change                Economic development     Urbanizationwill put more demands on wat...
Sri Lanka currently loses theequivalent of a cricket pitch of forestevery 10 hours…vital for ensuringregular, clean water ...
Water quality: since the mid 80sconcentrations of pollutants insome Jaffna wells have increasedby 400%Source: Imbulana, K....
Over 5 million Sri Lankans lackaccess to safe drinking waterSource: Imbulana, K.A.U.S., Ratnayake, U.R., Herath, G.B.B., K...
but….there are hugeopportunities!
Only one quarter of availablewater resources in Sri Lanka iscurrently put to productive use.
Irrigation efficiency and paddy              yield could be doubled.Source: Imbulana, K.A.U.S., Wijesekara, N.T.S. and Neu...
Flood and drought mitigationmeasures can be put in place
Water needs to be higher onthe national agenda, becausewith better water management
WE CANcreate jobs
WE CANgrow more food
WE CANkeep ourselves   healthy
WE CANpreserve nature
How?Join the movement.
Vision   Combiningart + science + development
Sri Lanka                by…Water awareness workshops with schools
Sri Lanka                     by…            Raising public awareness
Sri Lanka               by…        Putting into action someon-the-ground community water projects
Sri Lanka              Contribute to                            a community project  “ Water would make the biggest  diffe...
Sri Lanka            Contribute to                    a community project   Ripples “Community-Wide”   water program
Sri Lanka        be a part of something..Look at all the different uses of water    and build one solution for all
Sri Lanka                 Join us atThe finale Ripples Water Dance Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th 2012       ...
Sri Lanka                 Now            RipplesOnWater            Sign up for updates      www.RipplesonWater.org
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Ripples on Water aims to bring people together to develop water solutions because with better water solutions, we can create jobs, grow more feed, keep ourselves healthy and preserve nature.

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  • art: raising awareness through the dance workshops and performancesscience: helps to make sure that the real water issues are communicated development: developing community projects that people can contribute to and be a part of
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    1. 1. There is plenty of water inSri Lanka, so people thinkthat it is not such abig problem.
    2. 2. however…. 70% of Sri Lanka is semi arid – ‘the dry zone’Source: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 2010. Sri Lanka: issues and opportunities for investment. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 4p. (IWMI Water Issue Brief 7)
    3. 3. Half of all the 18,000 tanksin the dry zone are abandonedor in need of repairSource: Panabokke, C. R. 2009. Small village tank systems of Sri Lanka: their evolution, setting, distribution and essential functions. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute(HARTI) 84p.
    4. 4. ¼ of all urban households &85% of rural householdshave no access to piped waterSource: Imbulana, K.A.U.S., Wijesekara, N.T.S. and Neupane B.R.(eds.), Sri Lanka National Water Development Report 2006. MAI&MD, UN-WWAP, UNESCO andUniversity of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Paris and New Delhi
    5. 5. 10% of schools do not have a toiletOver 70% of the rest have toilets in an unusable state -A survey of the Southern and Central provincesThis discourages many children, especially girls fromcoming to school. This seriously effects theireducational progress.
    6. 6. Inadequate water supplies havebeen identified as the majorreason for disuse and neglect ofschool toilets
    7. 7. Droughts are responsible for ⅔of all crop losses over the last 30yearsSource: Imbulana, K.A.U.S., Wijesekara, N.T.S. and Neupane, B.R. (eds.), (2010) Sri Lanka Water Development Report 2010, Ministry ofIrrigation, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 117p.
    8. 8. Floods and droughts are acontinual threat to the livelihoodsof Sri Lanka’s farmersSource: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 2010. Sri Lanka: issues and opportunities for investment. Colombo, Sri Lanka:International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 4p. (IWMI Water Issue Brief 7)
    9. 9. Population growth Climate change Economic development Urbanizationwill put more demands on water resources
    10. 10. Sri Lanka currently loses theequivalent of a cricket pitch of forestevery 10 hours…vital for ensuringregular, clean water supplySource: FAO. 2009. State of the world’s forests 2009. Rome, Italy; FAO. 2010. Global Forest Assessment Report 2010. Rome, Italy.
    11. 11. Water quality: since the mid 80sconcentrations of pollutants insome Jaffna wells have increasedby 400%Source: Imbulana, K.A.U.S., Ratnayake, U.R., Herath, G.B.B., Koncagul, E. and Neupane, B.R. (eds.), (2009) Case Study in Walawe Basin Sri Lanka, A contribution to the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme,UN-WWAP, Paris; UNESCO; Ministry of Agricultural Development and Agrarian Services, Sri Lanka
    12. 12. Over 5 million Sri Lankans lackaccess to safe drinking waterSource: Imbulana, K.A.U.S., Ratnayake, U.R., Herath, G.B.B., Koncagul, E. and Neupane, B.R. (eds.), (2009) Case Study in Walawe Basin Sri Lanka, A contribution to the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme,UN-WWAP, Paris; UNESCO; Ministry of Agricultural Development and Agrarian Services, Sri Lanka
    13. 13. but….there are hugeopportunities!
    14. 14. Only one quarter of availablewater resources in Sri Lanka iscurrently put to productive use.
    15. 15. Irrigation efficiency and paddy yield could be doubled.Source: Imbulana, K.A.U.S., Wijesekara, N.T.S. and Neupane, B.R. (eds.), (2010) Sri Lanka Water Development Report 2010, Ministry of Irrigation, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 117p.
    16. 16. Flood and drought mitigationmeasures can be put in place
    17. 17. Water needs to be higher onthe national agenda, becausewith better water management
    18. 18. WE CANcreate jobs
    19. 19. WE CANgrow more food
    20. 20. WE CANkeep ourselves healthy
    21. 21. WE CANpreserve nature
    22. 22. How?Join the movement.
    23. 23. Vision Combiningart + science + development
    24. 24. Sri Lanka by…Water awareness workshops with schools
    25. 25. Sri Lanka by… Raising public awareness
    26. 26. Sri Lanka by… Putting into action someon-the-ground community water projects
    27. 27. Sri Lanka Contribute to a community project “ Water would make the biggest difference to our lives. We can no longer hunt so we need to grow our own food.” –Vedda chief
    28. 28. Sri Lanka Contribute to a community project Ripples “Community-Wide” water program
    29. 29. Sri Lanka be a part of something..Look at all the different uses of water and build one solution for all
    30. 30. Sri Lanka Join us atThe finale Ripples Water Dance Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th 2012 by
    31. 31. Sri Lanka Now RipplesOnWater Sign up for updates www.RipplesonWater.org
    32. 32. Sri Lanka
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