Minister of health, wellness and the environment Clayton Burgin is emphasizing the importance of water and this country’s water resources.
His comments came this morning in an address on NBC radio ahead of world water day which will be observed on Friday under the theme “water and energy”.
Minister Burgin stated that the importance of water and energy cannot be underscored as this country rely on water for everyday living. He added that the aim for world water day is to give global attention to the importance of water and advocate for the sustainable management of our water resources.
The health and wellness minister highlighted two natural events in 2013, which he said reminded Vincentians of the importance of water.
The Belmont landslide which displaced 180 feet of pipelines. As well as the December floods which severely damaged eight of the eleven water resources.
The Minister further noted that while potable water was transported to several villages throughout the country the central water and sewage authority recognized the linkage between water and energy in st. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Minister of health, wellness and the environment Clayton Burgin.
World water day, an annual event which originated at the 1992 conference in will be observed on Friday march 21st with a series of activities throughout the week.