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Germany assists CARICOM water and wastewater projects, marine protected areas
Published on December 28, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

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Prime Minister of St Lucia Kenny Anthony (L) and Ambassador Stefan Schlüter on the occasion of the launch of the Vieux Fort and Dennery Water Supply Redevelopment Project in St Lucia, part of the program “Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions” (CATS)

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The German-funded Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) program is active in eight Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states -- Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

In its first year, it has provided essential material goods worth 850,000 euros (US$1.167 million) to the marine protected areas (MPA) of Oracabasa, Montego Bay, Negril and Nepa in Jamaica and funded six water and wastewater projects in Belize and St Lucia with almost 2.4 million euros. These are:

1. Design of the Vieux Fort Water Supply Redevelopment Project, St Lucia,

2. Feasibility study on the Rehabilitation of the John Compton Dam, St Lucia

3. Implementation of the St Jude Hospital Water and Wastewater Project, St Lucia,

4. Design of the Placencia Peninsula Integrated Water and Wastewater Project in Belize,

5. Design of the Expansion of Water and Sewerage Facilities at Ambergris Caye in Belize, and

6. Building capacity for community-based wildfire management and freshwater quality monitoring in rural Belize.

In 2014, CATS will assist developing detailed plans of operation for the climate change component in the above eight CARICOM member states. This will be done in close coordination with the aquatic component for which CATS completed the particular participatory process in late 2013.

The five focal marine protected areas (MPAs) are:

1. Soufriere-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve in Dominica,
2. Molinière-Beauséjour Marine Protected Area in Grenada,
3. South-East Peninsula Marine Management Area in St Kitts and Nevis,
4. South Coast Marine Park in the South Coast Marine Conservation Area, St Vincent and the Grenadines
5. Soufrière, Canaries and Anse la Raye Marine Management Area (SMMA), St Lucia.

The German federal government has pledged over 21 million euros to CARICOM for adaptation to climate change in the Caribbean: more than 10 million euros for CATS and almost 11 million euros for a financial cooperation project on coastal protection for climate change adaptation in the small island states in the Caribbean. Another approximately 60 million euros have been pledged to other climate change adaptation projects in the region.
 
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