Expansion without Extinction

Jinapala, Kiribandage
December 2010
Issues;Dec2010, Issue 93, p25
The article reports on the project entitled "Expansion without Extinction," which aims to look at how biodiversity can be preserved in irrigation systems in Sri Lanka. It mentions that the project, launched by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), together with the World Conservation Union, and the Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka (MASL), focuses on the left bank of the Walawe Irrigation Scheme in the southern region of the country. It covers the rehabilitation of the upper portion of the left bank and new construction to create irrigation infrastructure in the lower part of the left bank. It is designed to ensure that agroecosystems were managed within a sustainable development framework.


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