Regional and National Initiatives

 
 

Programme to Promote RWH in the Caribbean Region

 

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) embarked on a global effort to promote the use of sustainable water resources, with its focus being RWH. The Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) now subsumed under the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) was among the lead regional agencies advancing the promotion of RWH initiatives in the Caribbean region. With the assistance of UNEP, and in consultation with partner regional and national agencies, CEHI developed a Regional Programme for the Promotion for RWH in the Caribbean. The programme focused on building awareness, promotion of training and skills-enhancement and investment in appropriate infrastructure to support RWH.

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National Programme for RWH (Grenada)

 

Under the United Nations Environment Programme-funded RWH promotion programme for the Caribbean region that was executed by the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI), Grenada and (and its sister islands of Carriacou and Petit Martinique) was selected as a pilot country for the development of a RWH national programme. The choice of Grenada as the pilot country was made given the fact that mainland Grenada experienced crippling water shortages following the passage of Hurricane Ivan in September 2004. In the weeks that followed the hurricane, Carriacou, situated to the north of Grenada became a key supply of water to Grenada due to the fact that Carriacou practices rainwater harvesting extensively as that island lacks rivers and has only limited ground water supplies.

National Workshop proceedings Grenada Feb 2006

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