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2012WWK-Water & Food Security for All in Asia Leadership & Commitment by Badra Kamaladasa

2012WWK-Water & Food Security for All in Asia Leadership & Commitment by Badra Kamaladasa

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Water & Food Security for All in Asia Leadership & Commitment by Badra Kamaladasa
Water & Food Security for All in Asia Leadership & Commitment by Badra Kamaladasa

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Water & Food Security for All in AsiaLeadership & Commitment
BadraKamaladasaDirector General of IrrigationSri Lanka
 
28/08/2012
Scenario 1
Farmer in irrigation scheme
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Owns a small plot of land
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Engage in rotational cultivation
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No interest in continuing/ improving water management inthe system
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Use traditional farming practices, consuming large quantityof water
Large in numbers-have bargaining power for their votes
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Govtprovides subsidies for fertilizer/ seed paddy etc
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Free water
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Purchase of paddy even when surplus stock available
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Impose tariffs for food imports
 
28/08/2012
Scenario 2
Industries/Business people
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Discharging effluents to water bodies
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Reclaiming the wetlands
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Deforestation in Catchment areas
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Unregulated Sand mining in rivers

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