Rainwater Harvesting in Tsunami Affected Village of Peeriyaneelavanai, Ampara District
|Project Area||Peeriyanelavanai Village, Kalmunai Division, Ampara District, Sri Lanka|
|Duration||10 November 2006 - 30 March 2008 (Date of eligibility: 1st November 2006)|
|Funded by|| Malteser International
|Objective||Rainwater harvesting in tsunami affected village of Peeriyaneelavanai, Ampara district
The overall goal of the project: The objective of the project was to improve the domestic water supply to households affected by the tsunami in Peeriyanelavanai village through introduction of rain water harvesting (RWH) systems.
Purpose: The purpose of the proposed project is to improve water supply and water security in 100 households that were affected by the tsunami of December 2004 in Periyaneelavanai Village, Ampara District.
Phase 1 of the project is completed and the following targets were achieved
|Planned Performance Indicators||Actual Progress during the Reporting Period|
|1||Awareness programme for the Government agencies, NWSDB, NGOs and CBOs||An awareness meeting was conducted for government officials, stakeholders and national and international agencies working in the area.|
|2||Meeting with local masons to share their experiences||A meeting was conducted with the trained masons and the masons who were trained through “training on the job”|
|3||Assessment of sites of the right holders||Householders at initial targeted location at Peeriyanelavanai rejected the rain water harvesting system. Therefore in cooperation with the NWSDB, the Municipal Council and the DPDHS sites were identified in Pandiruppu, Alamkulam and Savordayapura|
|4||Training of local masons||4 masons got trained through a “training on the job” program|
|5||Meeting with masons to follow up on the construction process||All together 3 meetings with the masons were held to discuss problems, constraints and challenges during the implementation. As a result the implementation process was improved and the construction became more efficient.|
|6||Awareness meeting with identified families||Awareness programs for right holders and public were conducted at Pandiruppu, Alamkulam and Savordayapura|
|7||Awareness creation among the right holders and public on the benefits of rain water harvesting||During the implementation the interest for RWH in the area increased and right holders and public got to know the benefits of RWH systems|
|8||Construction of rain water tanks in the target areas||By the end of April 2007, 100 x 5 m 3 Rain Water Harvesting Tanks have been constructed in Ampara district.
- Kalmunai division 33 RWH tanks
- Addalchenai division 37 RWH systems
- Pottuvil division 30 RWH systems
|9||Awareness creation for right holders on care and maintenance||Conducted at Periyaneelavanai, Pandiruppu, Alamkulam and Savordayapura|
|10||Hygiene promotion activities on personal hygiene to reduce the incidence of water related diseases for the right holder families||3 main Hygiene Promotion lesson were held in the project area. Furthermore hygiene promotion activities were conducted in connection with the care and maintenance meetings, mentioned above.|
|11||Assessment of the usage of 1-30 constructed tanks||An evaluation survey of the usage of the individual RWH systems was done. 10 tanks in each of the 3 areas were assessed.|
|12||Final assessment on finishing of the RWH systems||Was completed May 2007.|