Shaping our world

Hydro-technology, arial view of an artificial lake
Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. – Albert Szent-Györgyi

The world is running out of fresh water supplies, which is already having severe implications for food and water security in developing countries. Irrigation engineering and river basin planning have traditionally been core parts of Lahmeyer’s engineering services. To face the challenges concerning food and water security, Lahmeyer International covers a broad range of services including climate change, agriculture and advanced decision support systems.

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Irrigated fields at the Mahaweli River

Building on 2000 years of irrigation in Sri Lanka

In the last month, I attended two ground-breaking ceremonies where the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, launched the construction of two major irrigation projects (the Kaluganga-Moragahakanda Transfer Canal and the North West Province Canal Project). In his remarks in front of crowds of 20,000 people, he said the implementation of the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Irrigation Development …