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Road Map toward integrated water resources management planning for Grenada

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Aware of the need to manage water resources in Grenada in a sustainable manner, the Ministry of Agriculture took the initiative to develop a “roadmap”, policy and plan for IWRM at the national level.

Technical assistance for the road mapping process was provided by the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded Integrated Watershed and Coastal Areas Management (IWCAM) project through funding from the United Nations Collaborating Centre for Water and the Environment and support from the Global Water Partnership – Caribbean (GWP-C).

The activities undertaken included stakeholder consultations and a situation analysis study which generate the requisite information to guide the “roadmap”.

A number of issues and challenges are asso ciated with water resources management in Grenada including inter alia : environmental degradation affecting both surface and groundwater quality, quantity and availability; the need for comprehensive policy and integrated management; changing and inadequate land use planning and zoning; lack of coordination, cooperation and integration of stakeholders; lack of education in best management practices for land and water conservation.