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The Caribbean region has earned its fame from its water, both fresh and marine. Billboards and advertisements proclaim the beauty of the Caribbean waters, from spectacular waterfalls to breathtaking reefs with its marine life, wildlife, and invites thousands of people each year to visit and revisit to enjoy this valuable resource. Tourism is by no means the only sector that makes demands on water resources in the Caribbean.

Water is also valuable to industries such as agriculture, construction, petroleum, and handcraft industry. It is also valuable to the people for domestic purposes and to the environment for ecosystem maintenance. Yet, despite the dependency on this limited resource, the region lacks proper strategies to manage the many demands on water supply and quality.

There is therefore a need to improve the present water management systems for better balance between competing demands and for long-term planning and sustainable development.

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. (Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Water Partnership Background Paper No. 4, 2000).

The Caribbean Water Network is concerned with the lack of functional Integrated Water Resources Management across the Caribbean region and is committed to providing technical support and resources toward the development of IWRM human capacity in the region.

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Welcome to Caribbean Water-Net

Our Mission

To improve attitudes, share and develop awareness and knowledge, skills/competences and capacities in the implementation of IWRM among shareholders concerned with water-related development in the Caribbean.

Our Goals

Our goal is to facilitate capacity building and communication in IWRM related areas throughout the Caribbean. Specifically, the network will:

  • Seek to enhance human, organizational and institutional capacity and competence in IWRM, through facilitating cooperation/coordination and providing capacity building and training for members in the region.
  • Engage in IWRM action research and then translate the results of research into tangible outputs.
  • Act as a channel for technical, financial, human and material resources in IWRM for the benefit of the region and its members.

Capacity Development

Effective Water Management

Strengthening of regional cooperation to address capacity development

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Top Level IWRM Courses

Providing accessibility to education programmes in IWRM

Water Supply & Sanitation

Making a better Environment

Building the capacity of governments and NGO’s in the area of water supply and sanitation.


OUR CONCERNS

The Caribbean region has earned its fame from its water, both fresh and marine. Billboards and advertisements proclaim the beauty of the Caribbean waters, from spectacular waterfalls to breathtaking reefs with its marine life, wildlife, and invites thousands of people each year to visit and revisit to enjoy this valuable resource. Tourism is by no means the only sector that makes demands on water resources in the Caribbean.

Water is also valuable to industries such as agriculture, construction, petroleum, and handcraft industry. It is also valuable to the people for domestic purposes and to the environment for ecosystem maintenance. Yet, despite the dependency on this limited resource, the region lacks proper strategies to manage the many demands on water supply and quality.

There is therefore a need to improve the present water management systems for better balance between competing demands and for long-term planning and sustainable development.

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. (Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Water Partnership Background Paper No. 4, 2000).

The Caribbean Water Network is concerned with the lack of functional Integrated Water Resources Management across the Caribbean region and is committed to providing technical support and resources toward the development of IWRM human capacity in the region.

Training Courses

INTEGRATED URBAN FLOOD RISK MITIGATION AND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Target Audience: Disaster preparedness and management personnel, water resource managers, agriculturalists / farmers, planners, climatologists, meteorologists.

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Drought Risk Management in IWRM

Target Audience: Water resource managers, agriculturalists / farmers, planners, climatologists, meteorologists.

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Meet The Team

  • Ensuring a future by learning in the present.

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    • Dr. Ronald Roopnarine
    • Network Manager Caribbean WaterNet
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    • Lead Developer

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