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3rd International Rainwater Cistern Systems Conference
Khon Kaen, Thailand - January, 1987

Section G: Related Topics

Paper G.2

Rain Water Use in Rural Areas for Domestic Purposes and Agricultural Purposes in Sri Lanka

D. W. Abeywickrema
Ministry of Lands and Land Development
500 T. B. Jayah Mawatha
Colombo 10
Sri Lanka


The introduction gives a brief description of the island's population, land area present land utilisation pattern, climatic conditions and rainfall. The background of the tank irrigation systems, soil conditions and ground water problems are also briefly discussed here*

Under -the sub-heading 'Rainwater for domestic purposes', the rain water collecting systems and its drawbacks are discussed.

The introduction of the rainwater collecting systems into the Major Colonization Schemes of the island is described under the sub-heading 'Rain water for agricultural purposes'

The advantages and disadvantages of the scheme is discussed next, followed by the conclusions and recommendations.

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