“ Not a single drop of water received from rain should be allowed to escape into the sea without beign utilized for human benifit ”
Cap-Net Lanka is a network for capacity development in sustainable water management in Sri Lanka and the region. It is governed by a Country Coordinator who is assisted by a strong team of core members and more than 100 regular members. Further, Cap-Net Lanka is supported by national and international institutions and networks committed to capacity development in the water sector. Cap-Net Lanka was launched on the 4th October 2003 as a country partner to Cap-Net UNDP (www.cap-net.org) and hosted at the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Since then, Cap-Net Lanka has grown from strength to strength with the main funding from the Cap-Net UNDP and became an active outreach arm of the PGIA in capacity development in sustainable water management. It has aligned its activities with the mission and goals of Cap-Net UNDP while catering to the national needs. More than 100 participants benefit annually from the training and awareness programmes offered by Cap-Net Lanaka. The participants include but not limited to, farmers, school children, undergraduate and graduate students, officers and managers from government and non-governmental organisations, and policy makers. In principle and action, it tries to avoid any form of gender discrimination; in fact it is committed to mainstream gender into all its activities.