Sri Lanka Water Supply and Sanitation Sector: Achievements and a Way Forward

Publication | June 2015

This report presents a comprehensive summary of the historical development of Sri Lanka’s water and sanitation sectors together with a review of its plans for future development. 

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The provision of safe drinking water supplies and improved sanitation services are both government priorities in Sri Lanka and targets have been set periodically to improve population access to such services. These development initiatives have largely been successful so that, on a nationwide basis, safe water is provided to almost 85% of the population while 90% of the population has access to improved sanitation.

However, important development challenges remain and the availability of a sustainable and efficient water supply and sanitation services, especially in poorer townships, is vital to sustain the pace of development.

The report is intended to act as a guide to help implementation of the government’s vision for the sector by identifying the key strategic themes that need to be addressed if the government’s ambitions are to be realized. The report also presents a summary of the evolution of the country’s water supply and sanitation sector over the past ten years together with a comprehensive assessment of its current operational and financial status.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Sector Background
  • Challenges
  • Sector Vision For Year 2020
  • Strategic Themes
  • Governance And Institutional Framework
  • Financial Stability
  • Improving Operational Efficiency
  • Emerging And Sustainability Issues
  • Private Sector Engagement
  • Strategic Action Plan
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Sector Background
  • Challenges
  • Sector Vision For Year 2020
  • Strategic Themes
  • Governance And Institutional Framework
  • Financial Stability
  • Improving Operational Efficiency
  • Emerging And Sustainability Issues
  • Private Sector Engagement
  • Strategic Action Plan

Additional Details

Author
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Water
Countries
  • Sri Lanka
SKU
  • WPS157434-2
ISSN
  • ISSN 2313-5867 (Print)
  • 2313-5875 (e-ISSN)

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