CARIBBEAN-WATER-Guyana urges Caribbean countries to collaborate more onw ater development.

GEORGETOWN -- Prime Minister Mark Phillip says the five day annual Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) Conference and Exhibition serves as a foundation to achieving climate resilience and enhancing water security in the Caribbean region.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the conference on Monday night that is being held under the theme 'Accelerating Change in the Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Sectors,' Phillip noted that the event comes at a time when the Caribbean is facing the El Nino weather pattern, which is threatening water security and food supply.

He said as a result, it was important for the region's private and public sectors to collaborate more to tackle the challenges that lie ahead and ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for the generations to come.

'By integrating climate resilience into our water strategies and policies, we can safeguard our communities, ecosystems and the future of our planet. Only through concerted and sustainable efforts can we truly make a difference, ensuring a more secure and resilient future for all.

'I believe this conference can lay the foundation for creating a regional platform for the Caribbean nations to exchange information and best practices in tackling water challenges and enhancing water security and sustainability,' Phillips told the estimated 500 delegates and exhibitors participating in the conference.

He said that regional governments must commit to investing in modern water infrastructure and technology, which includes expanding water treatment facilities, pipelines and distribution systems to minimise losses.

'It also involves incorporating smart monitoring and management systems that can enhance efficiency and help in the early detection of water-related issues. In addition, sustainable practices like rainwater harvesting and wastewater recycling...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT