Focus turns to managing water catchments

IN an effort to address flooding in flatlands in the Western and Northern divisions, the Ministry of of Waterways will focus on managing water catchments and watershed in vulnerable areas.

Waterways Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy said they were now working towards demarcating entire catchment areas which was not done before.

Dr Reddy said the ministry needed to collate detailed data on waterways, including river streams that ended up in drainage systems.

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