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Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Programme


“Improved qualities of coastal waters add value for the coastal zone, improve the living standard of coastal community, increase the productivity of coastal zone and enhance the ability of regional & rural”

The Coastal Water Monitoring Programme is adhered to the implementation of Chapter 4 of the Coastal Zone Management Plan 2015 update. The program addresses the identified issues and threats on coastal water quality, and then introduces and implements policies and actions for the mitigation of coastal water pollution. The program has initiated with the assessment of quality of waters on selected six basins, namely Mount Lavinia, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Polhena, Arugambay & Nilaweli, which are currently utilized as recreation nodes.

The assessment identifies the trends and issues of the water quality in each basin. For maintaining the specified levels of water quality, actions for

  • Creation of awareness and capacity building of the stakeholders
  • Co-ordination for integration of stakeholders
  • Establishing of data & information infrastructure for increased accessibility and sharing
  • Updating or introducing of new policies, lows and regulations
  • Developing and implementing basin water quality management plans & mechanisms

will be taken place. Coast Conservation & Coastal Resource Management Department has collected the water quality data from 2009 August to 2011 August (02 years) and 2014 March - up to date in monthly basis.The post monitoring of water quality will be carried out for the evaluation of effectiveness of actions.



Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2015 04:52

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