PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; November 20, 2019. – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), in collaboration with the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and the University of South Florida (USF) is hosting the Water Sector Resilience Symposium during the Ministry of Energy & Water Resources’ Renewable Energy Expo on 22nd November 2019 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in St. Michael, Barbados.
The Symposium will focus on the four thematic areas of the WSRN S-Barbados Project Building Capacity for Water Sector Resilience, Building Resilience by Bridging Water and Energy, Financing Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation – from household to utility level, and Reducing Non-Revenue Water and Addressing Water Scarcity. The line-up of presenters is drawn from the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), the Private Sector, the University of the West Indies, and the University of South Florida.
Speakers are expected to discuss topics that include the definition of resilience, the integration of gender into designs and decisions, expanding the solar water industry, managing smart transportation fleets, sustainably managing groundwater resources, BWA’s Non-Revenue Water Strategy, Revolving Adaptation Funds for investment in adaptation, and private sector investment in utilities – insights from Jamaica, and the policies that are needed for Barbados.
This symposium is one of the activities being organised through the Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) Project, a USD 45.2million Green Climate Fund (GCF), Government of Barbados (GoB) funded project being implemented by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the GOB and the Barbados Water Authority (BWA).
The symposium will take place from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and is free to the public. The Renewable Energy Expo aims to bridge the gap between Barbados’ renewable energy and energy efficiency stakeholders and the public.
Peruse the WSRN S-Barbados Symposium Agenda.
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the region’s response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and the region’s response to managing and adapting to climate change. We maintain the Caribbean’s most extensive repository of information and data on climate change specific to the region, which in part enables us to provide climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to CARICOM member states through the CARICOM Secretariat. In this role, the Centre is recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Environment Programme, and other international agencies as the focal point for climate change issues in the Caribbean. The Centre is also a United Nations Institute for Training and Research recognised Centre of Excellence, one of an elite few. Learn more about how we’re working to make the Caribbean more climate resilient by perusing The Implementation Plan.