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Presentation by Mr. Vincent Sweeney, Regional Project Coordinator of GEF-IWCAM at the 5th High Level Session Ministerial Forum of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C).

Presentation by Mr. Vincent Sweeney, Regional Project Coordinator of GEF-IWCAM at the 5th High Level Session Ministerial Forum of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C).

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  • Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association HLS 18th Annual Conference and Exhibition 5 October 2009 Vincent Sweeney GEF-IWCAM Regional Project Coordinator IWRM Planning & Policies in the Caribbean Status, Experiences & Challenges
  • GEF-IWCAM Background
    • PROJECT OBJECTIVE
    • To assist Caribbean Small Island Developing States to adopt an integrated approach to watershed and coastal area management
  • GEF-IWCAM Participating Countries
    • Antigua/Barbuda
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Cuba
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Grenada
    • Haiti
    • Jamaica
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Kitts/Nevis
    • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
    • Trinidad & Tobago
  • GEF-IWCAM Background
      • Funding: Global Environment Facility (GEF)
      • Project Cost: US$112M ( includes co-financing )
      • GEF Funding: US$14M
      • Implementing Agencies: UNEP & UNDP
      • Executing Agencies: CEHI, UNEP CAR/RCU , and UNOPS
      • Project Coordination Unit: based at CEHI
    • Component 1: Demonstration, Capture & Transfer of Best Practices
    • Component 2: Development of Indicators Framework
    • Component 3: Policy, Legislative & Institutional Reform for IWCAM
    • Component 4: Regional & National Capacity Building & Sustainability for IWCAM
    • Component 5: Project Management & Coordination
    GEF-IWCAM Project Components
  • GEF-IWCAM Project Components
    • COMPONENT 1: DEMONSTRATION, CAPTURE AND TRANSFER OF BEST PRACTICES
      • Implementation and management of 9 demonstration projects in 8 countries
      • Capture of lessons, best practices, alternative technologies from Demonstration Projects
      • Development of national, regional and global replication strategies and mechanisms
  • St. Lucia Demo
  • St. Lucia RWH
  • St. Lucia Wetland Filtration systems
  • GEF-IWCAM Project Components
    • COMPONENT 3: POLICY, LEGISLATIVE AND INSTITUTIONAL REFORM FOR IWCAM
      • Regional programme for amendment of national legislation and policy
      • Support MEAs (s.a. LBS Protocol to Cartagena Convention)
      • IWRM Plan development
  • GEF-IWCAM Project – Activities
  • IWCAM Component #3 Activities 2009
    • COMPONENT 3: POLICY, LEGISLATIVE AND INSTITUTIONAL REFORM FOR IWCAM
    • Follow up on review of national policy, legislation and institutional structures
      • Develop additional models for IWCAM (i.e. Community-Based Resource Assessment Manual) - Consultants began work; script drafted; 80% complete
  • IWCAM Component #3 Activities 2009
    • Develop incentives and awareness to ratify MEAs
        • LBS Awareness workshops – held in GDA & DOM
  • Objectives of the LBS Protocol?
    • Reduce pollution through establishment of effluent and emission limitations and/or best management practices
    • Exchange information on land-based pollution through cooperation in monitoring and research
  • IWCAM Component #3 Activities 2009
    • Resources within GEF-IWCAM to assist in preparation of IWRM Plans
    • IWRM Plans and NPAs (under GPA) have been linked; IWCAM can therefore directly support NPA preparation (as part of IWRM planning), in support of LBS Protocol
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
    • IWRM Planning Principles
      • Holistic approach to the management of land and water resources
      • Participatory management of resources and ecosystems on a sustainable basis
      • Different uses considered together
      • Social, economic, and environmental goals
  • IWCAM Component #3 Status/Activities
    • Grenada
      • Roadmap prepared by CEHI; reviewed locally to make relevant to current needs
    • SVG/Union Island
      • IWRM roadmap (costed) prepared by CEHI
      • Who will drive from this point?
    • Barbados
      • Roadmap prepared
      • Finalizing cost elements and process development document
      • Consultant: Dr. Adrian Cashman
    • St. Lucia
      • Roadmap under preparation; initial draft submitted
      • Consultant: Shanta King
  • IWCAM Component #3 Activities 2009
    • IWRM Plan development
      • Continued support for SVG/Union Island with on-the-ground IWRM activities - contractors being sourced by local authorities to upgrade water catchment
      • Continue support for Grenada with IWRM Plan and policy development – linked to LBS implementation; concept note being used to prepare full proposal
  • IWRM Community Workshops – St. Vincent
    • 4 Community Workshops
      • Chateaubelair
      • Spring Village
      • Vermont Village
      • Greggs
    • Pressing issues identified
      • “ dirty water”
      • Pollution
      • Unsustainable land practices
  • IWCAM Component #3 Activities 2009
    • Antigua and Barbuda
      • WR Policy and Roadmap – under development
      • Consultant: Clive Carpenter; GWP Consultants
    • Dominica
      • Existing institutional review – prepared main elements of IWRM roadmap
      • Policy developed; never adopted
      • Pilot Project in Roseau Watershed being developed to support policy ratification; other needs identified in prior studies
    • St. Kitts and Nevis
      • National IWRM awareness and visioning
  • IWCAM Component #3 Activities 2009
    • COMPONENT 3: POLICY, LEGISLATIVE AND INSTITUTIONAL REFORM FOR IWCAM
    • IWRM Plan development
      • Continue development of IWRM Guidelines – linked to CBRA; Global SIDS Methodology (UNEP/UNDP) to be supported
      • Continue development of Public Awareness material, s.a. IWRM videos – activities scheduled; newspaper articles and press releases published
      • Additional support for HTI to achieve WSS Targets through IWRM – delayed, as per other activities in Haiti
  • Next steps – IWRM Planning
    • Cuba, Dominican Republic
      • Governance workshops (to be determined)
    • Haiti
      • Support the HSDA initiative & watershed planning effort
    • Jamaica
      • National symposium in Jan 2010 – id needs
    • Trinidad and Tobago
      • To be determined (already working on a master plan)
    • Bahamas
      • IWRM Inception workshop
  • Next Steps
    • Submission to COTED
    • Strategic distribution of the LBS Toolkit and Targeted Materials
    • Further Regional & Global partnerships
    • October 2009
    • National Focal Points GEF Focal Points,
    • GPA, NOAA etc (Suriname, Belize)
    Next steps – LBS Protocol
  • Informal Working Group
    • Initial meeting in Jamaica, December 2006
      • 15 representatives from 11 agencies/institutions
    • Maintaining an e-mail contact list
    • “Partnership Forum” for IWRM, Dec 08
      • Joint Work Plan prepared
    • Pre-cursor to CARICOM Consortium on Water
  • Partners in IWRM Planning in Caribbean
  • Vincent Sweeney GEF-IWCAM Regional Project Coordinator [email_address] THANK YOU!