Carriacou's Rainfall pattern to be Monitored

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:11 PM - George's, Grenada
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Beausejour, Carriacou, January 20th, 2015- The island of Carriacou is among four in the region that is benefiting from a climate change project.
The project entitled “Sustainable Water Management under Climate Change in Small Island States in the Caribbean” is being funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Following the severe drought of 2009; the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs sought assistance in helping to solve the water crisis the island faces especially during the dry season.

As part of the project rain gauges were presented to the Ministry; which will be utilized by the Division of Agriculture and some will also be set up on school grounds.

Canadian International Development Research Centre Senior Program Specialist for Agriculture and the Environment Dr. Marco Rondon said the value of the project is US$1.5m and will also include research to be done by the University of the West Indies.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs Bernadette Lendore-Sylvester thanked the funding agency for their assistance and noted that this is another step in helping the twin isle parish manage its water resources.

The University of the West Indies Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) is the implementing agency.

Meanwhile, work continues on the setting up of the reverse osmosis plants for Carriacou and Petite Martinique.




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