The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has affirmed its commitment to supporting Sri Lanka in transitioning towards a green development pathway, reaching water security and the sustainable development goals.
Deputy resident representative of the UNDP Malin Herwig highlighted that in Sri Lanka, nearly half of UNDP’s investments are related to and continue to be geared towards water sector development.
She was speaking at a National Water Day event in Colombo today (22).
Herwig emphasized that sustainable and equitable access to quality water is needed for human development and ending poverty and hunger.
Nearly 72 per cent of the island’s rural population rely on groundwater for domestic use, she noted.