Mullaitivu District is one of the newly created Districts in Sri Lanka. Mullaitivu District belongs to the Dry Zone which has four agro-ecological regions. Mullaitivu District regularly experiences droughts, floods, strong winds and lightning and being a coastal area is open to the threat of coastal hazards.
Traditionally, flooding in the South Oropouche River Basin (SORB) from high intensity, short duration storms occur about ten times each year. However, in the last five years, basin-wide floods with high water depths, taking several days to subside, have been occurring almost annually. These floods cause
The proposed project will be implemented in three dzongkhags, namely Dagana, Paro and Tsirang and 13 gewogs. These gewogs have been identified as priorities for intervention under the government’s “water flagship programme” due to their specific vulnerabilities exacerbated by climate change that need to be specifically addressed