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Sri Lanka to Harness Wasted Rainwater for Crops, Power

Sri Lanka plans to store and use a billion cubic meters of rainwater per year, which would otherwise drain into the sea, in an ambitious effort to boost irrigation and power production. The new water management system is being built in the country's dry zone, which covers its northern and eastern areas. Home to at least a third of Sri Lanka's population of 20 million, the mainly agricultural zone has been hit hard by climate shifts over the past decade, and is suffering severe...

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