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Country Initiatives Details

Sustainable Water Management Under Climate Change in Small Island States of the Caribbean

Canada’s Total Contribution: $1,500,000

Targeted Countries: Barbados Grenada Guyana Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago

Funding Period: 2011/2012

Delivery Partner(s):


This contribution is part of Canada's $20 million fast-start contribution to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to support climate change adaptation projects in the water sector in Asia and in Latin America and the Caribbean. Canada's support is aimed at developing sustainable water management under climate change in small island states of the Caribbean.

Results/Expected Outcomes

An inception workshop was held in Barbados in March 2013, where the pilot sites were determined. These include: Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad, as well as the island of Carriacou (Grenada). Authorities have already demonstrated strong interest in project results. The project has also engaged 10 graduate students into the research, and is implementing training and educational modules for other stakeholders. The project will also include climate modeling and compilation of secondary data.
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