I did not think climate change mattered to my island, oh boy I was so wrong
Sustainable Water Management under Climate Change in Small Island States of the Caribbean, better known as Water-aCCSiS. The overall goal of this IDRC-funded programme is to contribute to the improvement of water management and climate change adaptation of Caribbean states and the development of adaptive management strategies that will balance the sustainability of ecosystems and societal needs. To do this, like-minded organisations are collaborating to build the scientific knowledge base and expand research capacity within the Caribbean.
The project gathers sound scientific data, the data needed to improve our understanding of climate change’s effects on highly vulnerable small island developing states (SIDs).
This interdisciplinary research will investigate the interaction between human activity and ecosystem services and how they affect water availability under projected climate change. The research is to be conducted at the water catchment level in four pilot countries: Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad, in order to evaluate the range of conditions found within the Caribbean Region. It will help to inform adaptation measures and policy in water resources management, both at the national and regional level.
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