In Sri Lanka, the tourism sector boasts of a vast potential to reach economic growth targets. It can also help achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As such, this blog discusses some of the ways in which tourism could make useful contributions towards reducing poverty and inequality, conserving the environment, improving water and sanitation, and promoting public-private partnerships.
March 22 marks the World Water Day, with a focus on the management of wastewater. This article, by Athula Senaratne, discusses the social costs of failing to properly dispose wastewater and highlights the urgent need for an effective and efficient solution to the problem of wastewater in Sri Lanka.
Marking World Water Day 2016 this article explore the challenges faced by agricultural livelihoods, which employ a majority of Sri Lanka’s rural sector and identifies measures to overcome such challenges.
In this article to mark World Water Day 2015, Chatura Rodrigo and Athula Senaratne highlight the importance of Integrated Urban Water Management in meeting the demand for water in a fast urbanizing Sri Lanka.
Good Environmental Management Practices in the Hotel Industry in Sri Lanka: Determinants and Barriers
With the tourism sector in Sri Lanka recording remarkable growth, it is imperative to ensure that this growth is environmentally sustainable. Are hotels in Sri Lanka adopting good environmental management practices?