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Research & Development Section of National Water Supply and Drainage Board has been established to innovate new technologies on water supply activities in the organization.

Research & Development Departments are common in many larger organizations, especially those working with newer products or technologies. At present the government target is to meet 100% safe drinking water coverage in the country and increase pipe born water supply coverage to 60% by year 2020 whereas at present safe water coverage is 85% and the pipe born coverage is about 45%.

Due to human activites, water quality is deteriorating day by day and water supply is becoming challenging task with climate change.

Therefore task of the R&D section is to selection of appropriate technologies and optimization of cost. R&D section is actively involved in monitoring of Reverse Osmosis Plants installed in North Central Province where Chronic Kidney Disease patients are present.

Contact Details

Research & Development Section
National Water Supply & Drainage Board
Head Office, Galle Road, Ratmalana