Water is fundamental to life and a basic human right as declared by the U.N. Was as an abundant resource in Sri Lanka and our economy and energy was all dependent on this life-giving resource for as long as we can remember.
Indiscriminate and ill-planned development projects have been destroying our forests, mountains, rivers and waterfalls. The consequences have been devastating to Sri Lanka as we are now suffering from the worst drought in 40 years. 23 out of 25 districts are in a declared state of drought with over 1.2 million people impacted. The flow on impacts are grave – famine, loss of income leading to poverty, loss of agricultural land, food insecurity and increasing national debt.