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 presentations available, please see the list below:

Hydrology and Meteorology

  1. Groundwater Management Utilizing a Safe Yield Range Tool
  2. Development of a Modified Empirical Reduction Formula for Short Duration Rainfall in Trinidad
  3. Surface Runoff Prediction Model for Unplanned Hillside Catchments in Trinidad
  4. State of Aquifers in Trinidad – Groundwater Quality and Vulnerability
  5. The Use of Ecological Methods to Alleviate Flash Flooding in Urban Environments

Water and the Environment

  1. IWRM Working in Trinidad and Tobago – A Summary of the Adopt a River Programme
  2. Historical Developments and Hydrological Changes to a Coastal Wetland in Southwest Trinidad
  3. Drought Probability Mapping Using Regional Frequency Analysis in Trinidad

Water and Land

  1. Land and Water – The Effect of Land Use on Water Quality and the Role of Land Management
  2. Landuse Planning and Water Resources Management in Trinidad and Tobago
  3. Drought Management (Mitigation Strategies)

Water Quality, Health and Supply

  1. A Focus on the Environmental Quality in the Gulf of Paria
  2. A Preliminary Assessment to Ascertain the Water Quality Status and its Impending Impacts on the Recreational uses of the Ortoire River
  3. Proposed Ambient Water Quality Guidelines for Trinidad and Tobago

Water, Society and Governance

  1. A Regulatory Approach to the Management of Point Source Pollution in Trinidad and Tobago
  2. Application of ISO22301 for Design and Development of WASAs Business Continuity Management System
  3. Participatory Approach in Water Resources Management
  4. Stakeholder Involvement in Water Management
  5. Development of an Enterprise-Wide Risk Management (ERM) Framework in WASA

Also available is the Book of Abstracts, which provides abstracts for all presentations carded for the events, as well as, author biographies.

So persons who have not been able to access the presentations can either email me to view them or visit me at my desk. ­čÖé

Also available are presentations revolving around the idea of “Partnering for IWRM”, which include the following:

  1. Partnering for IWRM – GWP-Caribbean
  2. Developing Youth Eco-Leaders through training and Social Media to Raise Awareness of Environmental Issues and Impact on the Rural Communities of Siparia and Carlsen Field – Social Justice Foundation
  3. The Impact of the Guanapo Landfill on the Surrounding Environment – Dr. Grace-Ann Bent

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Research Symposium Feedback

Well for many of you who were unable to attend the first annual IWRM research symposium, I must say that you missed out quite a bit.

As previously mentioned the symposium presented information under topics such as hydrology, meteorology, water and the environment, water quality, heath, water supply and water and governance. Thus, there was a wide scope of information ranging from topics such as rainwater harvesting, water quality in the Ortoire River, marine pollution, ambient water quality, water quality guidelines, water scarcity, water poverty index, to disaster preparedness, land use planning, freshwater quality and rainfall variability.

I must say I am very proud of my colleagues who presented, and I am looking forward to receiving the relevant documents to catalogue and to house them in the library.

The symposium was the perfect place to network and meet other persons in the field of water resources management, as well as, a means for knowledge sharing. One of the topics presented in the morning session on Thursday, was drought management, which highlighted the probability of drought in our country, as well as, means through which it can be effectively managed. Thus, I hope you all can see the importance of  my previous post on drought management in Australia from the World Meteorological Organization and why we should all be sourcing reliable information on the topic.

I was also very pleased to get some documents from the Global Water Partnership Carribbean (GWP-C). I will update you on these as soon as they are catalogued and added to the libraries collection in a later post. For persons interested in sourcing information on the IWRM  research symposium such as the book of abstracts, the agenda, the Adopt a River booklet, as well as, the National Integrated Water Resources Management policy (2005), available both in digital and print, by the Water Resources Management Unit of the Ministry of Public Utilities and the Environment, you can either send me an email or pass by my desk.

IWRM Research Symposium July 15-16 2015 - Book of Abstracts
IWRM Research Symposium July 15-16 2015 – Book of Abstracts