Water Safety from Source to Tap – Strategies and Implementation
|Project Summary||Safe water supply is a major issue worldwide especially with the changing trends influenced by climate change. This issue is particularly critical in developing nations when there are limited resources that would require the need of putting in place an efficient integrated water resource management policy and regulation. This project, through two workshops, organized in Singapore and Kandy, Sri Lanka have achieved capability building by transferring valuable sustainable strategies on water resource management between Singapore and Sri Lanka, as well as the technical knowledge in water treatment technologies and water quality assessment. The workshops also provided training on the development and implementation of Water Safety Plan (WSP) which is viewed as an important risk based assessment tool to evaluate and ensure safe water supply from source to tap. This workshop has also raised awareness on the importance of WSP to the higher management level and have brought together the local expert members and water supply authority to work towards sustaining good and safe water supply to Sri Lanka. The project team has also identify areas for further collaborations from these two workshops.|
|Project Leader||Assoc. Prof. How Yong NG |
Centre for Water Research, Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
National University of Singapore
|Countries Involved||Singapore, Sri Lanka|
|Scientific Thematic Area||Climate Change and Climate Variability|
|Sub-Thematic Area||Adaptation, Water Resources|
|Project Duration||1 year|
|APN Funds (US$)||30000|
|Year of Completion||2012|
|Project Output|| |
Lee L.Y., Weragoda, S.K., Ng, H.Y., Attanayake, M.A.M.S.L., Hu J.Y., Manatunge J.,…Makehelwala, M. (2012). Development of Water Safety Plan for Kandy South Water Treatment Plant, Sri Lanka: A Case Study on Approach and Strategy. Singapore International Water Week 2012. Singapore.
Water Safety Plan on Kandy South Water Treatment Plant ‐ from Source to Tap. Management Document, National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka (in preparation)
Development of Water Safety Plan in Sri Lanka using Kandy South Water Treatment Plant as a pilot case study. Targeted for submission to Water Science and Technology: Water Supply (in preparation).