Winners of the Rainwater Harvesting Model Competition 2023/2024

Winners of the Rainwater Harvesting Model Competition 2023/2024

The final round of the Rainwater Harvesting Model Competition 2023/2024, held as a highlight of the World Water Day Celebration on March 22, 2024, at Anu/ Track 10 Harishchandra School, witnessed innovative ideas from the students across Anuradhapura, Badulla, Mannar, and Mullaithivu Districts.

The finalists showcased their innovative rainwater harvesting models, presenting novel ideas that captivated the audience. The models consist of a rainwater harvesting systems that could be implemented at the schools to solve the water issues the school community faces. There were innovative ideas on collecting water, storing, filtering, treating , and conserving water. The students enthusiastically and skillfully using modern technology   present their models to the visitors of the exhibition.

Each model demonstrated exceptional quality, making the judges’ decision difficult. The model were judged by a qualified judge board consisting of Eng Deva Hapugoda, Chairperson Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum. Eng Sudath Ratnayaka, AGM NWSDB Anuradhapaura, Prof N S Abeysinghe Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mr Karunaratna Bandara, Zonal Education Director, Nochchiyagama, Mr M K M Jabar of Jaffna. After stringent processing and consultation, the judgers unanimously  selected one school from each district as the winner, they are

Anu/ Buddangala Central College, Anuradhapura

B/ Kuda Kusum Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Bandarawela

Mn/ St Joseph’s Maha Vidyalayam, Mannar

Mu/ Mullaithivu RCT Girls’ College, Mullaithivu

The winners of each district was awarded a trophy at the closing ceremony and each participating student selected for the finalist received a valuable book and documents set on rain water harvesting. The winning schools will receive a rainwater harvesting system for the school. We extend our congratulations to every participant, regardless of the outcome. Their passion for rainwater harvesting is inspiring, and we hope it will lead to further advancements in rainwater harvesting technology across the country.

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