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Caribbean Wastewater - Innovative Solutions (IWC8)

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Pecha Kucha format presentation about innovative solutions being deployed by the Caribbean Wastewater Project (Revolving Fund) GEF-IADB/UNEP, by Alfredo Coelloin the 8th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference.

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Caribbean Wastewater - Innovative Solutions (IWC8)

  1. 1. Belize Guyana Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago
  2. 2. CHALLENGE LACK OF FINANCING IN THE WASTEWATER SECTOR! Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  3. 3. 20 Millions USD GEF-CReW Grant for all Components Establish innovative financing mechanisms for cost-effective and sustainable financing of wastewater management in the WCR Establish innovative financing mechanisms for cost-effective and sustainable financing of wastewater management in the WCR 1
  4. 4. T &T T&T Revolving Fund T&T Revolving Fund Rehab. of Scarborough WWTP Rehab. of Scarborough WWTP Jamaica Credit Enhancement Facility Credit Enhancement Facility US$3 millionUS$3 million Rehabilitation of 8 existing WWTP Rehabilitation of 8 existing WWTP Belize Belize Wastewater Revolving Fund Belize Wastewater Revolving Fund US$5 millionUS$5 million WW Works In BWSL WW Works In BWSL Guyana Guyana Wastewater Revolving Fund Guyana Wastewater Revolving Fund US$3 millionUS$3 million Public Private Partnership Public Private Partnership US$2 million
  5. 5. Image courtesy of Twobee at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Financing is not the main issue What is Really Happening???
  6. 6. • Enabling Environment - Institutional, Policy, Plans, Legislative, Regulatory, Tariff, Cost Recovery? • Public and Political Awareness and Commitment ? • Need for and Type of Investment - business case, technology selection, decentralized/centralized etc. ?
  7. 7. Improve national and local capacity for wastewater management through strengthened policy, institutional & legislative frameworks Improve national and local capacity for wastewater management through strengthened policy, institutional & legislative frameworks Facilitate regional dialogue and knowledge exchange with the key stakeholders in the WCR Facilitate regional dialogue and knowledge exchange with the key stakeholders in the WCR 2 3
  8. 8. LESSONSLEARNT • Enabling Environment: Policy, Institutional, Legislative & Regulatory is critical for all activities • Start with small scale project
  9. 9. LESSONSLEARNT • Sequential rather than parallel implementation • Wastewater on the National Agenda: Need to Link to IWRM, Global & Regional Initiatives
  10. 10. LESSONSLEARNT • Communication strategy from early stages • Need for champions
  11. 11. www.gefcrew.org
  12. 12. FROM CReW LACK OF FINANCING IN THE WASTEWATER SECTOR TO CReW+ IMPROVE THE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT / WIDER RANGE OF FINANCING OPTIONS / MULTIFOCAL/ INTEGRATED APPROACH& TREATED WASTEWATER AS A RESOURCE
  13. 13. W astew ater Reclaimed WaterEnergy Nutrients Health Irrigation Compost Benefits $ …… CReW+ Moving from Pilot, Planning & Policy Development to Implementation, Transformation & Sustainability Multifocal Area: International Waters and Chemicals; with STAR from Biodiversity, Land Degradation & Climate Change Broader Framework & Upscaling of Financing Mechanisms
  14. 14. W astew ater Reclaimed WaterEnergy Nutrients Health Irrigation Compost Benefits $ …… CReW+ Sustainable Development Goals & LBS Protocol Wastewater as a Resource: Innovative Solutions Country Ownership: Inclusion of more countries aprox 20
  15. 15. THANK YOU! GRACIAS! Alfredo Coello Vázquez Project Coordinator GEF-CReW acoello@iadb.org www.gefcrew.org www.facebook.com/GEFCReW/

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