Vol. 6 No. 2 February, 2021

Sustainability of the Minor Irrigation Systems of the Cascades in Dry Zone of Sri Lanka: Challenges and Potentials A Cultural Ecological Analysis


This article describes the cultural ecology of terraced tank clusters (Cascades) in the Dry Climatic Zone (DCZ) of Sri Lanka. As recognized by Julian Steward in 1950s, Cultural ecology is a theoretical approach that attempts to explain the similarities and differences in the culture in relation to the environment (Tucker 2013).