Rehabilitation of Kalmadu Irrigation Scheme
World Bank funded Environmental Assessment for Rehabilitation of Kalmadu Irrigation Scheme
Client: Northern Emergency Recovery Project
Client Address: -
Source of Funding: -
Approx. Value Contract: -
Approx. Value of Services: LKR 982, 500
Location: Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka
Start Date: April 2010
End Date: July 2010
Duration of Assignment: 03 months
Name of Associated Consultants: -
Description of the Project: The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is implementing the Northern Emergency Recovery Project (ENReP) with the assistance of the World Bank funds. Under this project, it is proposed to rehabilitate the Kalmadu Irrigation Scheme and therefore they are required to carry out an Environmental Assessment of the rehabilitation of the Kalmadu Scheme. This project is specifically for the restoration of the breached Kalmadu dam.
Scope of Work: The consultant team carried out secondary data collection and review, held scoping meetings on a regular basis with client, ecological surveys to identify rare and endangered species. Consultants were engaged in identifying and evaluating potential environmental impacts that will arise as a result of the proposed rehabilitation interventions to the natural environment, archaeological sites, livelihoods of those using water from the reservoirs for cultivation and domestic purposes and will recommend appropriate mitigation measures to avoid, minimize, remedy or compensate for the predicted negative impacts and provide site specific Environment Management Plans giving adequate project options in terms of mitigation measures, project alternatives and monitoring programs to achieve overall environmental sustainability of the project.