CARIWIN is implemented jointly by the two main project partners: McGill University and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).
McGill’s Brace Centre for Water Resources Management (BCWRM) has over 30 years’ experience in the water sector in the Caribbean. In Jamaica, where it has worked since 2001, it helped the Water Resources Authority develop a national Water Resources Master Plan. In Guyana, CARIWIN project director Madramootoo has first-hand knowledge of water-sector institutions having lived and worked intermittently in the country over the past 50 years. In Grenada, BCWRM has conducted irrigation water assessment studies and overseen technician training for the Ministry of Agriculture. The BCWRM is also active in developing IWRM capacity building in other developing countries (Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, and five Central Asian Republics).
The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), Barbados was established by CARICOM governments and is affiliated with UWI. As the sole regional training institute in water management in the Caribbean, it is mandated to provide training in meteorology and hydrology for member countries and to advise and assist in matters related to meteorology and hydrology as required by member states. Students from all parts of the Caribbean are trained in meteorology, operational hydrology and hydrometeorological instrumentation, and water resource assessments. CIMH has participated in a number of projects with agencies in the region and international donors such as the UNDP, CIDA, and JICA.