Caribbean climate change project to map water resources

Caribbean climate change project to map water resources

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US: The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) led Reduce Risks to Human & Natural Assets Resulting from Climate Change (RRACC) Project has decided to support St. Lucia through the establishment of a GIS platform that will enable the mapping of water infrastructure for improved management and delivery services to consumers.

David Popo, head of the Social Policy Unit at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) noted that such a platform must make provision for the impact of the findings on children, who often appear to be overlooked when disaster mitigation plans are being considered.

He said, " This GIS platform has to be able, in addition to mapping the infrastructural facilities throughout the island, to have some very strong correlations with respect to what happens to people and especially our children.

The RRACC Project is a joint effort by the OECS Secretariat and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist Eastern Caribbean States in various ways relating to climate change.

Source: Caribbean Life