Monthly Archives: August 2015

Air Quality Management – Wiley

I remember when I had done a natural sciences course, how dire the outlook, in terms of, water resources and the environmental sustainability looked. I am sure that if many of my classmates hadn’t thought about the environment and its … Continue reading

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Regional NGO Moves To Advance Caribbean Climate Interests

Originally posted on caribbeanclimate:
Indi Mclymont Lafayette PANOS Caribbean, together with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), will today launch a two-day climate change workshop geared at helping to advance the interests of Caribbean small-island developing states.The workshop, which is to see…

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Dramatic Climate Change Factor for Masses of Sargasso from Texas to Tobago

Originally posted on caribbeanclimate:
Beach resorts in Mexico continue to deal with the intrusive Sargasso problem that has left nearly all of its pristine beaches under a thick layer of the brown seaweed. There has been an estimated 90 tons…

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Drought Conditions and Possible Solutions

For many of you that have been following the news, you may have heard about the use of “shade balls” in the Los Angeles Reservoir in a water saving effort. If not you can read an article by AccuWeather on … Continue reading

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Books Recently Circulated

Just an update to provide persons with details of what staff members have been reading of late. Please see the listing below: Groundwater Annual Data Report 2003-2006 Annual Data Report 2007-2008 National Report on Integrating the Management of Watersheds and … Continue reading

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Rainwater – A Ready Resource When Available

While attending a recent symposium I was pleased to see that the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C), advocated the use of rainwater through rainwater harvesting. Although, many persons may have ideas of archaic structures and models for rainwater harvesting, organizations such … Continue reading

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IWRM Presentations

I’m happy to announce that presentations that were showcased at the IWRM symposium have now been made available by the committee. Thus, members of staff can view the presentations as they were shown at the symposium. For details of the … Continue reading

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Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies – UNW-DPC

Noting the development of climate change and such resulting changes such as drought, the UN- Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) and its partners have produced a document which provides a synthesis on National Drought Management Policies. This document … Continue reading

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Proceedings on Water Education and Capacity Building – UNESCO

Through the development of the Millennium Development Goals  (MDGs) and other water sector initiatives, one would hope that the importance of water has begun to sink in.Yet, regardless of this, there is still need for improvement, in order for persons … Continue reading

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Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience – European Science Foundation

Ever wondered what would happen if your country suffered an extreme disaster such as a volcano, an earthquake, a tsunami or even a severe drought? Have you ever thought that many lives and properties would be lost in the event … Continue reading

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