Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) has released two (2) Position Papers titled:
- Integrating ICT in the Caribbean Water and Sanitation Sector: Impacts, Opportunities and Limitations
- Advancing Wastewater Management and Water Reuse in the Eastern Caribbean
Both Papers were written by GWP-C Technical Committee (TEC) Members. The Paper “Integrating ICT in the Caribbean Water and Sanitation Sector: Impacts, Opportunities and Limitations” was authored by GWP-C TEC Member Kevon Rhiney. Download here
This technical paper focuses on opportunities and progress made in the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in water and sanitation services, and is intended to provide a platform for exploring opportunities for advancing investment, policy mobilization and research around ICT solutions to achieving regional water security.
It promotes the integration of ICT as a core component in overcoming existing gaps in institutional and human capacity, and improving efficiency while building resilience in the regional water and sanitation sector.
The Paper on “Advancing Wastewater Management and Water Reuse in the Eastern Caribbean” wasauthored by GWP-C TEC Members Miguel Montoute and Joyce Thomas Peters. Download here
This Position Paper was produced in collaboration with GEF CReW+, and authored by Miguel Montoute and Joyce Thomas Peters.
It illustrates that “treated wastewater is increasingly being treated as a resource because it can be effectively reused, rather than being disposed of”. The ongoing effects of climate variability and climate change have increased the demand for water resources during challenging conditions. The paper promotes wastewater reuse, combined with adequate storage and sustainable technologies to aid in improving climate resilience throughout the region.
Overall, both Perspectives Papers are intended to galvanise discussion within the GWP-C network and the larger water and development community.