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Sri Lanka - Improving Climate Resilience Project : environmental assessment : Environmental assessment and management framework (English)

The Improving Climate Resilience Project for Sri Lanka seeks to reduce the vulnerability of exposed people and assets to climate risk and to improve the government's capacity to respond effectively to disasters. An environmental assessment and management framework has been created to address the potential environmental impacts of the project. Negative impacts identified include: loss of productive top soil due to site preparation work, soil erosion, contamination of soil, siltation of waterways, flooding of local areas due to re-channelization of waterways, reduction in groundwater recharge due to drainage and excavation, improper storage of chemicals that could emit fumes of stored chemicals, noise pollution, clearing of vegetation leading to disturbance to natural habitats, disturbance to animal migration routes and patterns, changes to aquatic ecosystems due to siltation of waterways, changes to speed and volume of water flow, flooding due to blocking of irrigation channels, and safety issues related to poor operations. Detailed and appropriate mitigation measures have been suggested to counter these adversities.


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    Environmental Assessment

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    Sri Lanka,

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    South Asia,

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    Environmental assessment and management framework

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Sri Lanka - Improving Climate Resilience Project : environmental assessment : Environmental assessment and management framework (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.