RIWASH 2: Water as a connector

The Rural Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (RIWASH 2) Project, supported by the Australian Government, and implemented by World Vision Lanka, will engage the community, plantation management, and local government officials to implement the Government of Sri Lanka's (GoSL) Rural Water and Sanitation Supply (RWSS) Policy, whilst directly providing water supply and sanitation facilities to over 23,000 persons, including 7500 school children, scattered over a number of estates, schools and rural villages in the Ambagamuwa, Nuwara Eliya and Walapane DS Divisions.

However, the greatest impact of RIWASH is the connection of isolated communities with those responsible for providing services. Thus the RIWASH model will:

  1. Foster intentional partnerships between government, plantation management, and community organisations;
  2. Build capacity of community-plantation management -government stakeholders; and
  3. Especially engage women and other vulnerable community members in program decision-making to promote good governance, address the root causes of conflict, and lay the foundation for future peace-building efforts.