President Rajapaksa launches new water information system during visit to IWMI
His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, has officially launched a new, hitech information system that promises to enhance water management in the South Asian country.
The Sri Lanka Water Resources Information System, developed by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), provides facts, figures and maps on trends in water availability, use and quality for the country, where water continues to be a critical issue.
The tool is available free online and is the first of its kind for helping scientists and policymakers in Sri Lanka to accurately monitor the dynamics of the country’s water resources. It also provides a secure platform for cooperation among all the agencies involved in water management to share their data. President Rajapaksa officially launched the system during a special visit to IWMI’s headquarters in the country’s capital