WaSSIP Symposium - 2019 was held on 28th August 2019 at Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF). The purpose of this Academic Symposium is to prepare a platform for sharing the experience of WaSSIP with its stakeholders i.e. Ministry of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education (MCPWS&HE), National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB), Department of National Community Water Supply (DNCWS), Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and relevant organizations.
The Symposium gave these stakeholders a good opportunity to present their findings and a good platform for water sector, especially the Community Based Organizations, who have been working for thirty years and their experience with the Project for three years. Twenty Six Research papers were presented at this symposium by Members of the Staff and Stakeholders of WaSSIP Involved in Community Mobilization process and Assistance of Operation and maintenance process. This covered Variety of themes such as Technical, Social, Environmental and Financial Hon. Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning, Water Supply & Higher Education (MCPWS&HE), Hon. Lucky Jayawardane State Minister, Ministry of City Planning, Mr.M.M.P.K Mayadunne Secretary of MCPWS&HE, other High officials from Ministry, Director General of DNCWS and PHDT and High Officials From World Bank Also
Participated in this event. Minister Hakeem said that, “WaSSIP can be described as the crown Jewel of World Bank efforts in the country”.
Overall this symposium was of utmost importance in order to inform interested parties about the current situations and new information regarding water supply and sanitation. WaSSIP Symposium 2019 was a successful event in terms of information delivered,