Call for Presentation

Want to present an article in Paris at the  Caribbean Pavilion at the  UNFCCC COP21, well now you have your chance. Continue reading for guidelines and details.

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Wider Pavilion

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre is hereby accepting expressions of interest to make a presentation at the Caribbean Pavilion at the UNFCCC COP21 being held in Paris, France during the period: Monday 30th November to Friday 11th December 2015.

Peruse the criteria for application here.

The deadline for submission is: 30th October 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted.

The information should be emailed to:

Ms. Ethlyn Valladares
Coordinator for the Wider Caribbean Pavilion Side Events,
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC),
at hr@caribbeanclimate.bz
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with the subject heading title: “Expression of Interest to make Presentation at the Wider Caribbean Pavilion at COP21 in Paris.”

Confirmation of acceptance will be provided to you by: 6th November 2015.

Final copies of presentations must be submitted to Ms. Valladares by: 18th November 2015.

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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 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. 🙂

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

Climate Change Exchange – Presentations and COP 21 Card

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The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre held the second in a series of Climate Change Exchange events last Thursday in Belize City. The first was held in Barbados last October. The event, which was held with support from the European Union – Global Climate Change Alliance (EU -GCCA)Programme and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) under the DFID ARIES project, sought to raise awareness and promote dialogue about COP 21 slated to be held in Paris later this year, the United National (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), and the range of work done by the Centre across the Caribbean over the last decade.

The widely supported event attracted over 150 guests drawn from the apex of government, the diplomatic corps, the scientific community, civil society, development partners, universities, local and regional media and the general public. It was also live-streamed and broadcast live on four television stations (Krem…

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