Dr David Farell, principal of the the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, looks on while outgoing Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association President Jason Johnson signs the climate change agreement.
The Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association (CWWA) has signed an agreement with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) to establish a multi-sector partnership for climate services in the Caribbean.
The agreement was signed at the CWWA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday. The AGM formed part of the five-day conference that ended yesterday.
The agreement makes the Caribbean the first region globally to officially create and implement a joint commitment between climate sensitive sectors and a climate services provider to build climate resilience.
The CWWA is now the third of seven regional organisations to sign on to the agreement with the CIMH.
The partnership is supported by the Building Regional Climate Capacity in the Caribbean Programme – a three-year project made possible through the support of the United States Agency for International Development. The programme is being implemented by the CIMH.
Dr David Farrell, principal of the CIMH, welcomed the CWWA’s endorsement of the programme, saying it is an important step towards the building of climate resilience in the region.
Outgoing CWWA President Jason Johnson expressed the hope that this signals the start of a long period of collaboration between the two institutions.
Credit: Jamaica Observer
The Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association (CWWA) will host their 23rd Annual Conference and Exhibition on October 6-10 at the Atlantis Paradise Island (Kerzer) Resorts in the Bahamas.
The 2014 Conference seeks to:
examine the past and present aspects of the Caribbean’s water and waste sectors to determine the positions of the sectors for networking and resource development of successful endeavours;
arrange for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to display goods and services being currently offered to the industry;
honour persons who have given distinguished service to the Caribbean Sectors
Authors wishing to present a paper should submit an abstract of not more than 500 words for consideration. Abstracts should be in English and contain a title, author’s name(s) and full contact details. Deadline for abstracts is June 30 2014. Successful authors will be notified by July 14th 2014. Full papers should be submitted no later than August 30, 2014. All papers will be published in the official conference proceedings. Please focus on applied research, case studies and lessons learnt.
The major 2014 CWWA conference thematic topic areas are:
Distribution systems and plant operations - Water
Collection systems and plant operations – Wastewater
Policy, Legislative and regulatory, Public Affairs
Special Topics/Research and Development
Water Quality/Water Resources
See the CWWA May 2014 Newsletter here.