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Workshop WCP WACDEP Caribbean_natalie boodram_1 sep

  1. 1. Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) Caribbean Water, Climate Change and Development Programme (WACDEP) Presented by Natalie Boodram WACDEP Programme Manager
  2. 2. GWP-Caribbean Profile More than 70 partners from 20 Caribbean countries, North America Government, Public/private sector, NGOs Youth, Education/Research Antigua, Anguilla, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad &Tobago, The USA, US Virgin Islands and Canada.
  3. 3. Caribbean IWRM profile Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Limited Resource base Expanding populations Rapidly increasing water demand from commercial sectors: Tourism, Agriculture, Manufacturing
  4. 4. Climate Change & Water in the Caribbean  Saline intrusion into aquifers  Increased aridity, variable rainfall patterns  Extreme weather events.  Vector borne diseases, water quality, water quantity
  5. 5. GWP-C Water Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) Goal: To promote water security and climate resilience in Caribbean states as a key part of sustainable regional and national development for economic growth and human security.
  6. 6. WACDEP- Overall objective To support adaptation to Caribbean states to climate variability and change through the implementation of better water policies, strategies, programmes and water related adaptation actions defined in the CARICOM Regional Implementation Plan for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change
  7. 7. CARICOM Regional Implementation Plan for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change. Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)  GWP-C- collaborator for elements of plan e.g.  Undertake vulnerability and capacity assessment of the impacts of climate change on water (2011-2017)  GWP-C and CCCCC will jointly execute WACDEP
  8. 8. Proposed countries Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia Maps source: World Atlas
  9. 9. WACDEP Progress- Political Support  Endorsement of WACDEP by Nine Ministers responsible for Water Including two Deputy Prime Ministers  MOU signed between CARICOM Secretariat and GWP-C
  10. 10. WACDEP Progress: Programme development  Regional Consultation GWP Partners, regional development partners Governmental focal points for Climate Change and Water Resources
  11. 11. WACDEP Progress- Programme Financing  410,000 Euros leveraged from the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) through HR Wallingford  To be utilised under Work package 7  Focus on the CCORAL Caribbean Climate Risk and Adaptation tool developed by CCCCC - application to the Water Sector
  12. 12. Constraints & Opportunities  Constraint: Short time-frame for implementation  Opportunities: Strong political support Strong institutional framework- CARICOM Regional Implementation Plan for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change  Constraint: Fundraising for sustainability  Opportunities: CDKN funds already leveraged Co-financing from the countries under climate change funds Co-funding from regional partners Private sector support
  13. 13. Opportunities  Utilising and build upon existing mechanisms and initiatives  GWP-C initiatives  Opportunities for National and Regional Partnerships, Synergies:  GEF-CARPHA-IWECO (15 million Euros)  USAID funded RRACC project (11 million Euros)
  14. 14. For more information on GWP-C, please visit our website at: