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Balancing Irrigation and Hydropower: Case Study from Southern Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.author Molle, François en_US
dc.contributor.author Jayakody, Priyantha en_US
dc.contributor.author Ariyaratne, B. Ranjith en_US
dc.contributor.author Somatilake, H. S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:15:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:15:34Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-31 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-31 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4317
dc.description.abstract "This report provides a case study from the Walawe river basin, in southern Sri Lanka, where a similar situation occurs. The Walawe river basin covers approximately 3,000 km2 and extends from the ridge of the central highlands of Sri Lanka, at an altitude of over 2,000 meters, down to the southern coast. The basin offers a clear contrast between, on the one hand, its highlands and its intermediate mountainous association of ridges and valleys and, on the other, the lowland plain itself. Precipitation varies significantly in the basin from over 3,000 mm in the northwestern tip to around 1,000 mm along the seashore. The highlands are cut by many valleys in which small streams, which are often perennials, can be found. They feed the Walawe river, which has an average discharge to the sea of 1.1 billion m3/yr." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IWMI Research Report no. 94 en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject dams en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject conflict en_US
dc.subject allocation rules en_US
dc.subject canals en_US
dc.subject crops en_US
dc.subject rice en_US
dc.subject economic development en_US
dc.title Balancing Irrigation and Hydropower: Case Study from Southern Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US


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