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Caribbean Water Initiative

 

"Small Island States should be natural promoters of the concept of IWRM. In small islands, there is no upstream or downstream conflicts since we are all downstream. The short flow distances to the sea and the economic role that the sea plays in our lives both for recreation and for food makes it imperative that we adopt an approach which is holistic."

Dr. Lester Hugh Forde at the CARIWIN project launch in Barbados, February 2007

 

CARIWIN is a project on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Caribbean, led by the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management at McGill University and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), Barbados. The 6-year project was launched in February 2007 and is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), through the University Partnerships in Cooperation and Development (UPCD) program. The UPCD program is administered by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).

Government agencies from three partner countries – Grenada, Guyana and Jamaica – collaborate closely with the CIMH and Brace, to help achieve the overarching goals of poverty reduction and gender equality through a process of institutional capacity building in integrated water management.

The project aims to improve existing capacity in these 3 pilot countries by involving local community organizations, water user associations and regional and national networks. Several training courses will be held each year on the principles of IWRM; hydrometeorological data processing and management; use of field instrumentation; and water policy. These courses have been designed for all stakeholders ranging from community water users to technicians to engineers to senior administrators.

CARIWIN Publications

1. Tools for the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Caribbean: The legacy of the Caribbean Water Initiative (CARIWIN).pdf 
Senecal, C., Madramootoo, C.A.
Presented at the 6th Caribbean Environmental Forum, St. Kitts and Nevis, May 21-25, 2012. (full paper) 

2. The CIMH CARIWIN Experience 
Trotman, A., Boyce, S., Farrell, D.
Presented at the 6th Caribbean Environmental Forum, St. Kitts and Nevis, May 21-25, 2012. (full paper) 

3. National Water Information and Decision Support Systems for IWRM: The Grenada CARIWIN Experience 
Thompson, T., Senecal, C., Madramootoo, C.A.
Presented at the 6th Caribbean Environmental Forum, St. Kitts and Nevis, May 21-25, 2012. (full paper) 

4. Drought Early Warning and Risk Reduction: A Case Study of the Caribbean Drought of 2009-2010 [.pdf]
Trotman, A., Farrell, D., Cox, C.
Presented at the World Climate Research Programme Drought Interest Group Meeting, Barcelona, March 2-4, 2011. (poster)

5. National Water Information Systems: A tool to support IWRM in the Caribbean [.pdf]
St-Jacques, M.-C., Senecal, C., Thompson, T., Haiduk, A., Trotman, A., Madramootoo, C.A.
Presented at the 5th Caribbean Environmental Forum, Jamaica, June 21-25, 2010. (full paper)
PowerPoint Presentation: National Water Information Systems: A tool to support IWRM in the Caribbean [.pdf]

6. An investigation into the feasibility of using SWAT at the sub-basin level for simulating hydrologic conditions in Jamaica [.pdf]
Johanna Richards, Chandra A. Madramootoo.
Presented at the 5th Caribbean Environmental Forum, Jamaica, June 21-25, 2010. (full paper)
PowerPoint Presentation: An investigation into the feasibility of using SWAT at the sub-basin level for simulating hydrologic conditions in Jamaica [.pdf] 

7. The development of the SPI and NDVI for 3 study sites in Jamaica, with an investigation into their use in understanding soil water during water stressed conditions [.pdf] 
Johanna Richards, Chandra Madramootoo, Adrian Trotman.
Presented at the 5th Caribbean Environmental Forum, Jamaica, June 21-25, 2010. (full paper)

8. The development of tools for monitoring, managing and assessing water stressed conditions in Jamaica. [.pdf]
Johanna Richards, Dr. Chandra Madramootoo, Adrian Trotman.
Presented at the XVIIth World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR), Québec City, Canada, June 13-17, 2010 (full paper)

9. Comparing 3 HWTS Options in St. Cuthbert's Mission, Guyana [.pdf]
Candice Young-Rojanshi, Chandra Madramootoo, Lauren Intven, Catherine Senecal
Presented at the International Research Colloquium of the Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage, Ireland, September 21-23, 2009 (poster)

10. The Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network: the concept and its progress
Adrian Trotman, Anthony Moore and Shontelle Stoute
In: World Meteorological Organization. (2009). Climate Sense. UK: Tudor Rose.
(http://www.tudor-rose.co.uk/publishing/climatesense.html)

11. Drought and Precipitation Monitoring for Enhanced Water Resources Management in the Caribbean [.pdf]
Adrian Trotman, Bano Mehdi, Apurva Gollamudi and Catherine Senecal
Presented at the Fourth Caribbean Environmental Forum, Grenada, June 24-25, 2008 (full paper)

12. A Review of Water Information Systems in the English-Speaking Caribbean - challenges and lessons learnt [.pdf]
L.M. Fletcher-Paul, C.A. Madramootoo, H. Thomas
Presented at the Fourth Caribbean Environmental Forum, Grenada, June 24-25, 2008 (full paper)

13. A Proposed Approach to Monitoring and Assessing Drought in the Caribbean [.pdf]
Adrian Trotman, L. Pologne, S. Stoute, B. Mehdi, C. Senecal, A. Gollamudi
Presented at the Second Turkey-Israel Workshop on Drought Monitoring and Mitigation, Turkey, June 16-29, 2008 (full paper)