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.
Pilot Community in Jamaica
The pilot communities in Jamaica consist of the communities of Mile Gully and Warwick Castle. These two rural communities operate as benevolent societies, or community-based organisations, that share the responsibility for decision-making on water resources in the community with higher government levels.
CARIWIN activities were highlighted at the fifth Caribbean Environmental Forum and Exhibition, held at Montego Bay, Jamaica from 21-25 June 2010. Information about the event is available at http://www.cehi.org.lc/cef5/index.htm
The conference program for the parallel sessions on 23rd and 24th June, 2010 is given below:
Conference Program: Parallel Sessions [.pdf]
Presentations and Papers can be downloaded using the links in the sidebar.
Drought is a serious issue in the Jamaican context, with the potential to cause millions of dollars in crop losses. As such, the ability to monitor and anticipate the onset of drought is an important key in alleviating the negative impacts of this phenomenon.
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.