Show to create awareness of Water issues in Sri Lanka
A spectacular laser show and water dance will be performed by
nATANDA, Sri Lanka's leading contemporary dance company at Colombo's
only open air theatre at the Viharamahadevi Park on Friday 23 and
Saturday 24 March.
Backed by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI),
headquartered in, Battaramulla, the campaign, RipplesOnWater.org, will
raise awareness about water issues, initially in Sri Lanka and will then
spread globally throughout 2012 and beyond.
As the island's population grows wealthier and the economy develops,
the pressures on water supplies in Sri Lanka are going to intensify.
The natural systems that underpin the water cycle may be eyed up for
the commercial development opportunities they offer, instead of the
environmental services they provide.
On top of this, climate change will bring new challenges.
This is not a set of problems unique to our shores. The talk of a
'global water crisis' is growing louder and louder.
It has got business people, politicians and scientists worried.
The good news is that it really doesn't have to be this way.
Research is clearly showing that with more investment and new
thinking on resource management we can not only have all the water we
need, but also create jobs, grow more food and maintain our natural
By bringing together art, science and development in a unique global
movement Ripples on Water aims to revitalize water management so that we
can create jobs, grow more food, keep ourselves healthy and protect our