A team from the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus which was recently in the state to present the preliminary findings of a survey that was conducted on Mainland St. Vincent last year, has commended the country for the way it manages its water resources.
Last year’s survey was held to ascertain the availability of water to Vincentians, as part of the process of developing an action plan for promoting multi-stakeholder climate change adaptation strategies in the water and sanitation sector here.
The project dubbed, Climate Change Impacts on Water resources and Human Livelihoods in the Coastal Zones of Small Island Developing States (CASCADE), was implemented with support from the European Union, the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus, The Mediterranean Climate Change Centre and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.
Professor Patrick Watson from the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus tells NBC News that there is a relatively good governance structure in the dissemination of water to Vincentians resulting in almost everyone having access to Pipe-Borne water.
Professor Watson said when compared to other Caribbean islands St. Vincent and the Grenadines leads in this regard of having Pipe-Borne water made easily available to its citizens.