In order to ensure the sustainable use and efficient management of water resources, it is helpful to have information on the available water resources, how it is changing over time in quantity and quality, the present and future demand for water resources, and how climate change is impacting the overall situation of available water resources. The Water Information System for Sri Lanka aims to provide a web-based framework with access to information on water resources in Sri Lanka. The objectives of this information system are as follows:
- Provide a clear understanding of the status and trends of the country’s water resources.
- Provide a web-based interactive information and mapping portal for exploring data, information and maps related to water resources.
- Produce a water resources assessment for Sri Lanka at various scales (river basin, administrative boundary, etc.)