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Sri Lanka biodiversity platform gets water management expertise

ECONOMYNEXT – The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in Colombo, will become a partner of Biodiversity Sri Lanka (BSL), giving the outfit promoting biodiversity and environmental conservation access to water management expertise.

IWMI will serve as an associate member of Biodiversity Sri Lanka (BSL), strengthening its ability to provide added technical support to its membership on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and biodiversity conservation, a statement said.

“IWMI’s technical guidance and support will also expand opportunities for BSL members to garner knowledge and expertise in proactive actions towards climate change adaptation, sustainable agriculture and food security.”

IWMI and BSL have worked together on building climate resilience and integrated water resources management within the tea plantations sector of the country through the application of various tools and technologies developed and piloted by the institute.

“The new partnership aims to further strengthen this relationship and expand the scope of work in order to deliver specific benefits particularly for the members of BSL,” the statement said.

IWMI, a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries, works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector.

It aims to develop agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security, and ecosystem health.
(COLOMBO, March 25, 2019-SB)

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