St. Kitts and Nevis are already experiencing some of the effects of climate variability and change through damages from an increase in average atmospheric temperature, reduced average annual rainfall, and the potential for an increase in the intensity of tropical storms.
Conflicting and growing demands for water from various sectors place pressure on the limited financial resources available. The island has been exploring groundwater sources to meet demands. Access to critical information within the water sector is vital.
- Assess drought risk and water resources in St. Kitts and Nevis
- Benchmark, design and implement a drought prediction model
- Train national officers in the use of the drought prevention model
This project will enable St. Kitts and Nevis to benefit from the drought prevention system. The drought prevention model will enable to identify the areas most at risk of droughts and consequently, water variability and shortages, by drought risk assessment and mapping.