Efforts are continuing locally to build capacity in the area of climate change adaptation with the establishment of rainwater harvesting sites at shelters throughout the country

The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is continuing to implement measures to address the impact of climate change here.

This is being done through the establishment of Rainwater Harvesting sites at shelters throughout the country.

A handing over ceremony was held this morning for a 450 thousand dollar project which will see the construction of three facilities on the windward side of the country.

The Project is being undertaken by the Reducing Risk to Human and Natural Assets Resulting from Climate Change (RRACC) project, with funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

It covers some 11 islands in the OECS and focuses on reducing climate risks and fostering adaptation.

Water Resource Specialist at the OECS Secretariat, Rupert Lay, said the project is important given the vulnerabilities of small island states like St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Water Resource Specialist at the OECS Secretariat, Rupert Lay.

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