Water Policy Journal – April 2018

We have just received our print copy of the Water Policy Journal Volume 20 Issue 2 for April 2018 from IWA Publishing.


Water Policy Journal April 2018
Water Policy Journal Volume 20 Issue 2

Topics highlighted via research articles and case studies, in this issue, include climate change, water availability, cultural water in Australia, water governance, decentralization, water quality, ecological flow, and drought disaster risk, as well as, details of an Erratum for Water Policy Volume 19 Issue 5 pg 867-885.

Persons wishing to view a copy of this journal can email me or visit me at my desk.

Multimillion-dollar regional climate change initiative to be launched in Barbados


This image made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on December 17, 2015 shows warmer- or cooler-than-normal temperatures around the world for January through November 2015. If governments are serious about the global warming targets they adopted in Paris, scientists say they have two options: eliminating fossil fuels immediately or finding ways to undo their damage to the climate system in the future. The first is politically impossible — the world is still hooked on using oil, coal and natural gas — which leaves the option of a major clean-up of the atmosphere later this century.

A new partnership to help disaster-prone Caribbean countries mitigate the effects and adapt to climate change will be launched in Barbados on January 28.

The Caribbean Community (Caricom), Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will launch the US$15-million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) that will bring together policymakers, experts and…

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Tsunami Warning! Caribbean

I was able to get my hands on a very lovely little booklet highlighting tsunamis and the Caribbean, in order to inform young persons about tsunamis, the resulting dangers and what should be done to save lives and property. The original book was created by Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis, Ms. Patricia Wilson and Mr. Richard Silcox, with the original illustrations being created by Joe Hunt.

The booklet was adapted for the Caribbean through the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning Systems Project, under the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), with co-funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the story was adapted for the Caribbean by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre. The Caribbean-themed illustrations by Ms, Isiaa Madden-Brownie.

I must say I was very pleased with my find, since many of the books, that can be sourced on the internet for free (a great way to acquire books as a result of budget cuts) are not based on a Caribbean perspective. However, I must say that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) do a great job at providing relevant information through their website.

This book is colorful, easy to read and just a joy to behold. So next time you want an easy read to help you dispense information on tsunamis with a Caribbean perspective, just send me an email or check me by my desk.

Tsunami Warning!  Caribbean
Tsunami Warning! Caribbean

You can check out the websites for ODPM and CDEMA by clicking on the relevant links below:

Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency