Dr. Roberto Lenton, one of the world’s foremost experts in water management, is in Sri Lanka this week for high-level government consultations. Dr. Lenton has just been appointed to chair the Board of Governors of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), which is a CGIAR Research Centre and has the distinction of being the only international institution headquartered in the country.
Working globally to achieve water security, IWMI pursues a wide range of collaborative initiatives with diverse Sri Lankan partner organisations – addressing issues that include better management of wetlands for climate-resilient, sustainable development; tank cascade rehabilitation process, drought and flood monitoring for improved disaster management; more efficient irrigation management using ICT for stronger food security; and green solutions for safe wastewater management.


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