Water Policy October 2019

We have just received the Water Policy Journal for October, 2019 (Volume 21, Issue 5). This journal is the Official Journal of the World Water Council, which serves as a means of dialogue to build a capacity for integrated water management among the various stakeholders in the water sector.

Topics highlighted in this issue include equitable water share, water infrastructure, water security, groundwater governance, water resources, water markets, pollution and water lobbying.

Water Policy Journal Volume 21 Issue 5 - October 2019
Water Policy Journal Volume 21 Issue 5 – October 2019


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


20th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference

The International River Foundation, will be hosting its 20th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference in Brisbane, Australia from the 18 -20 September, 2017.

This Conference is an opportunity for those involved in all aspects of sustainable river basin management globally to share their knowledge, learn from others and collaborate – all while enjoying Australia’s stunning river city (I love the sound of that 🙂 ).

To learn more about the conference, such as registration or following via Twitter and Facebook you can follow the link.

What are your thoughts on the conference? Would you wish to attend?

Professional Enhancement Programs

Regardless of our  present qualifications, it is always a good idea to seek the means to improve our skills within our quickly changing work environment. For example, with the advancement of new technology, it is better to learn how to improve one’s proficiency rather than being unwilling to learn new skills. However, learning new skills does not only revolve around technology but also various aspects within one’s job specifications such as technical writing, or conflict resolution. I have outlined a few enhancement courses below for those of you interested in learning something new or looking to update your knowledge base.


March 2017

  • Fundamentals of Human Resources Management*
  • Time Management*
  • Corporate Protocol and Etiquette

 April 2017

  • Technical Report Writing*
  • Executive Leadership Series Part 1*

May 2017

  • Effective Supervision
  • Comunication Skills for the Digital Age
  • Introduction to Product Management

* Franklin University Provided Programme

Contact Information for UWI-ROYTEC

Telephone: 225-1299 Ext. 2111 or 2110

UTT Professional Development Unit

UTT Chaguanas Campus

  • Project Management for Professionals (March 14 -17, 2017)
  • Dealing with Difficult People and Establishing Positive Relationships (March 21-22, 2017)
  • Effective Public Speaking and Presentation Skills (March 22 -24, 2017)
  • Technical Report Writing (March 27-29, 2017)

UTT Campus at SAPA

  • People Management Skills for Managers (March 14-15, 2017)
  • Women’s Self Defence Tactics (March 14, 16, 21, 23 & 28, 2017) (5-8 p.m.)
  • Business Ethics (March 21-23 2017)
  • Fire Safety and Evacuation Preparedness (March 28-29, 2017)

UTT John S. Donaldson Campus

  • Process Management: Applying process mapping to analyse and improve your operation (March 14 -15, 2017)

Contact information:-

Website: Professional Education Unit, UTT
Telephone: 642-8888 ext. 24301, 24119, 21380, 46121
Email: Queries

N.B. Courses are from 8 a.m – 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Trinidad and Tobago civil society ready to tackle climate change in 2017

Found this interesting article sourced via Caribbean Climate through Caribbean News Now, which highlights climate change initiatives for 2017. Hope you enjoy.


canari.jpg Representatives from the five beneficiary CSOs, Conservation International and CANARI


Five civil society organisations (CSOs) in Trinidad and Tobago are starting 2017 ready to tackle climate change through raising awareness, advocating for strong policies and action, and implementing practical adaptation projects guided by assessments of what are the key vulnerabilities and priorities for resilience building.

The five CSOs – Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad and Tobago Chapter (CYENTT), Environmental Research Institute Charlotteville (ERIC), Environment Tobago, Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP), and Turtle Village Trust (TVT) – have been participating in the “Climate ACTT: Action by Civil society in Trinidad and Tobago to build resilience to climate change” project, which aimed to build the capacity of five CSOs in Trinidad and Tobago to deliver programmes/projects related to climate change adaptation and resilience.

Over the last 16 months, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) implemented and managed this project in…

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Water Well Journal October 2016

A digital copy of the Water Well Journal of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is now available for October 2016. In this issue one can find highlights of the upcoming Groundwater Week to be held in Nevada, Las Vegas from December 6-8 2016. The Registration form is also available for persons who would wish to attend the event and not wait in line at the event.

Other information provided include highlights for Groundwater Week in terms of educational, networking and fun activities. Also included are other relevant information such as the importance of accident investigation within the workplace.

For those wishing to read a copy of the journal you can email me or visit me at my desk.

Water Well Journal October 2016

Water Well Journal October 2015

We now have access to the Water Well Journal, October 2015 issue, which is published by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

In this issue one would find articles on topics such as:

  1. Groundwater Expo Highlights
  2. Droughts: A Business Opportunity
  3. Technology on Display
  4. Safety Matters
  5. Education Opportunities

For persons wishing to access a digital copy of this journal, please email me or drop in at my desk. 🙂

Water Well Journal October 2015
Water Well Journal October 2015