Environmental Foundation Limited in collaboration with Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP) recently held “A Dialogue on Policy Implications and Community Concerns Resulting from the Approval Process of Mini Hydro Power Plants” on the 31st of March at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The dialogue was held with the objective of gathering all stakeholders to address various concerns arising due to mini hydropower projects and identify the shortcomings in the approval process.
The event consisted of two panel discussions, a community panel moderated by Prof. Champa Navaratne, University of Ruhuna and a professional panel moderated by Prof. Ivan Silva, CEO /Chairman of Water Resources Science and Technology.
Through the course of the panel discussions various shortcomings and recommendations were voiced by the participants and the panelists. These will be integrated into a single document, streamlining and revising the approval process to solve the shortcomings identified in the current approval process.
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