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Caribbean WaterNet: Regional Roadmap
by Tharā Gabriel and Dr Ronald Roopnarine
The Caribbean region, characterized by its picturesque landscapes and pristine coastlines, faces a myriad of challenges in managing its water resources effectively. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a vital approach that seeks to address these challenges by considering the interconnections between water availability, water quality, environmental sustainability, and socioeconomic development.
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This is an introductory course on how to professionally manage water well drilling projects and programmes. It will equip participants with knowledge on: groundwater information, siting, costing and pricing, procurement and contract management, borehole drilling and supervision and how professional water well drilling is affected by the wider legal and institutional environment.
From the 25th – 27th April 2022, the Caribbean WaterNet/Cap-Net UNDP hosted the virtual Introduction to Groundwater Management for the Caribbean Training Workshop as the inaugural programme of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) Research and Education Foundation (ReEF). This was facilitated in collaboration with partners from CWWA, the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Food and Agriculture (FFA), and the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES).
On the 19th-21st March 2021, the Caribbean WaterNet/CapNet-UNDP hosted the virtual Climate Resilience and Integrated Water Resources Management: Focus on Caribbean Youth Training as part of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean Water Academy for Youth (GWP-C WAY).
On 17-19 March 2021, the Caribbean WaterNet/CapNet-UNDP participated in the Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Symposium 2021 (IWRCS) held at the Radisson Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The United National Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has indicated that 90% of natural disasters are water-related. By 2050, rising populations in flood prone lands, climate change, deforestation, loss of wetlands and rising sea levels are expected to increase the number of people vulnerable to flood disaster to approximately two billion.