Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are deemed to be some of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. This is in part attributed to sea-level rise, coupled with the small size of these territories amidst growing populations and other development challenges. Of these development challenges, achieving water security remains an enduring issue which will only be further exacerbated by the threat of climate change.
The Caribbean Water and Climate Knowledge Platform is an initiative of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) under its Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) for the Caribbean. The Platform has been developed to support the work of the GWP-C WACDEP but more importantly to be a user-friendly resource that provides a range of Caribbean knowledge products, tools and information geared toward building climate resilience in the Caribbean water sector.
The burden of climate change on water resources management can be addressed by embracing the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
IWRM emphasises the
coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital
ecosystems and the environment.
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