IWRM Planning and Policies in the Caribbean


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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).

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IWRM Planning and Policies in the Caribbean

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