IWMI joined Unilever Sri Lanka in co-sponsoring the event organized by the Sri Lanka Water Partnership (Lanka Jalani). The Minister of Water Supply and Drainage the Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena was chief guest and 2007 Nobel Peace prize co-winner Prof. Mohan Munasinghe the keynote speaker.

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The YWPS will bring together nearly 200 young scientists, managers and activists to address the nation’s future water challenges. Featuring presentations and discussions involving young water professionals aged 35 years and below employed in public, private, academic and civil institutions, it is hoped to stimulate new thinking that can improve Sri Lanka’s natural resource management.

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Source: http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org

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