The Land Use Division operates under Grenada's Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries, Public Utilities, and Energy. The ministry is responsible for the oversight of NAWASA (the National Water and Sewerage Authority)and has a significant role in water management, especially tasks such as the promotion of irrigation, water conservation, and rainwater harvesting practices.
Guyana, November 16-29, 2008
This short course was co-delivered by CIMH and the Guyana Hydrometeorological Service. Topics included river level measurements using staff gauges and water level recorders; relationship between river level and river flow and the rating curve; Installation of hydrometric equipment; practical exercises in river flow measurement and cross-section surveys.
Infectious diarrhoeal disease is a major health concern globally, and one method of its spread is through contaminated drinking water. Point-of-use water treatment (POU) (also known as household water treatment), is promoted by organizations such as the the World Health Organization as an intermediate step towards meeting the target of providing the world with safe drinking water in areas where it is presently uneconomical to provide a centralized treatment and distribution system, in order to ensure pathogen-free water to each household.
Pilot Community in Guyana
The name "Guyana" is an Amerindian word meaning "land of many waters". A quick glance at a country map confirms that Guyana's indiginous peoples named this country well, with its large surface water resources, including the world's highest single-drop waterfall, Kaieteur Falls.
Participating countries in the CARIWIN project include the Caribbean nations of Grenada, Guyana, and Jamaica. The next three pages provide a profile of each country regarding geography, demographics, water resources, and a list of the national collaborating agencies.
The following three projects are examples of student research performed as part of the CARIWIN project.