GWP-C World Water Day 2020 Photo Contest

On March 22 each year, World Water Day (WWD) is observed.. The theme for this year’s event is Water and Climate. To commemorate the day the Global Water Partnership – Caribbean (GWP-C) is inviting persons to take part in their World Water Day 2020 Photo Contest. The deadline for the competition is on March 22 2020.

Anyone can enter, up to a number of three times, with an original photo that depicts “taking good care of water” with a relevant caption. Each photo entered must be of a location in the Caribbean region.

The winning entrant will receive a US$100 Amazon Gift Card.

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Poster for GWP-C Photo Contest

For further details one can visit the GWP-C website. Good luck!

Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 — caribbeanclimate

This week, 19 – 23 August, marks the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) 2019, designed to advance climate action. It aims to support implementation of LAC countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change and action to deliver on the SDGs. The event is envisioned as a stepping stone […]

via Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 — caribbeanclimate

Earth & Space Science News May 2019

In this issue of EOS Earth & Space Science News magazine (Vol. 100 No. 5) , topics highlighted include the devastating effects of ocean warming in the Gulf of Maine, ocean science and how the use of technology and modeling capabilities can improve one’s understanding of the ocean’s ecosystem,  tsunami preparedness and the development of risk reduction programmes for the Caribbean region, as well as, identifying uncertainties in climate models and meteorological culprits of strange and deadly floods.

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Cover of Earth and Space Science News May 2019

Persons wishing to view this issue can send me and email or visit me at my desk.

Advancing Climate Science and Response for Caribbean Islands

With climate change expected to impact the Caribbean, in terms of extreme weather conditions,  researchers at the last Climate Modellers Meeting Consortium, in the areas of climate dynamics and modeling, meteorology, water, among others, hope to make strides in the field of climate science using data produced within the region.

One can click on the following link below to get details from an article published by Kimberly A. Stephenson, Tannecia S. Stephenson and Abel Centella-Artola on 25 January, 2019 in the Earth and Space Science News Magazine (EOS 100)

 

Source: Advancing Climate Science and Response for Caribbean Islands

Beating Plastic Pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean

As someone who is aware of the havoc that plastics can pose for the environment and even as an employee in the water sector, I  must admit that I cringe when organizations claiming corporate responsibility to society do not try to limit the use of plastics within their operations.  I am sure, many of you may question whether they know that plastics harm the environment while travelling along waterways, endangering marine life, depositing microplastics, and even causing issues in wastewater treatment plants.

One such plastic culprit is the straw which we get attached to juice boxes for our kids, when we buy fast food and even when we visit local restaurants.

Yet, I was glad to see in a recent article from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), that there are countries who are willing to bring about the necessary change, even going so far to charge companies that go against the ban of plastic straws.

One can read more about this by following the link Latin America wakes up to the problem of plastic straws

 

 

Vacancy – Executive Director, CCCCC — caribbeanclimate

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is seeking an Executive Director to chart a course for and oversees the continued development of the Centre, ensuring that the Centre continues to be recognized as a Centre of Excellence, building upon existing partnerships and creating new partnerships with similar institutions at all levels. Peruse the official […]

via Vacancy – Executive Director, CCCCC — caribbeanclimate

International News February 2018

The print issue of the International News newsletter for February 2018, published by the International Office for Water, is now available for loan.

This newsletter focuses particularly on water management issues, such as climate change, water and sanitation, water governance and water accountability,  and relevant training and initiatives taking place to deal with those issues.

As a result, persons would be able to get relevant information on international events that have taken place on a global scale, as well as, special projects that are being carried out by specific countries.

Persons can also access archives of this newsletter online (from 1993) via the link.

 

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Cover of International News Newsletter – February 2018 Sourced: https://www.iowater.org/publications/news

Persons wishing to view the latest newsletter can email me or visit me at my desk.

GWP-C WACDEP Initiative on Climate-Proofing Water Investment in the Caribbean — caribbeanclimate

The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) has embarked on a new initiative under its Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) called “Climate-Proofing Water Investment in the Caribbean” which is being executed in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). The initiative includes the development of a Caribbean Climate Resilience and Water Security Investment Framework and Financing Plan (CReWSIP) which […]

via GWP-C WACDEP Initiative on Climate-Proofing Water Investment in the Caribbean — caribbeanclimate

Climate Change’s Pulse Is in Central America and the Caribbean

This article  by J.E. Gonzalez et al. notes that  regions within Central America and the Caribbean are ideally located for tracking the effects of climate change and testing innovative ways to adapt to such changes which could serve as a template for other climate change studies.

Do enjoy!

Source: Climate Change’s Pulse Is in Central America and the Caribbean

Webinar: : Seven years of research on climate resilience in the Caribbean

Seven years of climate resilience research in the Caribbean: making the case for action

Day: Wednesday 29th March Time: 8:30- 09:30 am (CST, time in Belize) Check the time zone change according to your location: http://bit.ly/2mJfbgn Register here: http://bit.ly/2nLRsy2 Agenda Introduction Maria José Pacha. Knowledge Management and Networks Coordinator – CDKN Latin America and Caribbean Seven […]

via Webinar: : Seven years of research on climate resilience in the Caribbean: Government, communities, climate data and the case for action — caribbeanclimate