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FileIWCAM Roadmap Toward Effective Mainstreaming of GIS for Watershed Management in the Caribbean by admin — last modified Apr 12, 2010 12:11 PM
The watersheds and coastal areas of the Caribbean contain some of the world’s most diverse and productive habitats and encompass extensive areas of complex and unique ecosystems. The coastal areas include mangroves, coral reefs, sea grass beds and river deltas, which are an important source of food production; support for a variety of economic activities such as fisheries, tourism and the related uses of recreation and transportation.
FileGEF - IWCAM Project Communications Planning Guide by admin — last modified Apr 12, 2010 12:11 PM
The recurrent issues of small size and the coastal focus of development together with their linked problems make Caribbean islands a priority area for the introduction of Integrated Watershed and Coastal Areas Management (IWCAM). The issues and problems facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean are characterized by small size and limited resources for development. An unsustainable sectoral approach to management of our watershed and coastal areas now dominates in the public and private sectors. Administrative responsibility tends to be fragmented and jurisdiction over the management of resource use is unclear.
FileThe IWCAM Demonstration Projects by admin — last modified May 27, 2010 11:36 AM
A major focus of this regional IWCAM project is to undertake specific demonstrations of targeted IWCAM activities in order to deliver actual achievements in mitigation and resolution of threats and root causes. As such, this represents a discrete Component of the overall project (Component 1 - The Demonstration, Capture And Transfer Of Best Practices). Within this Component, a number of Demonstration Projects have been developed at the national level.
FileToolkit for Institutional Policy and Legislative Improvements in Support of the IWCAM Approach in Caribbean SIDS by admin — last modified May 27, 2010 12:57 PM
Adequate laws and appropriate institutional arrangements are important instruments for integrating watershed and coastal areas management to control marine pollution. The Global Program of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA) is a driver for marine pollution issues in the Caribbean. As a policy instrument it is designed to be a source of conceptual and practical guidance for national and/or regional authorities to devise and implement sustained actions to prevent, reduce, control and/or eliminate marine degradation from land-based activities. On November 5, 1995, the GPA was adopted at an intergovernmental meeting in Washington, DC.
FileIWCAM indicators mechanism and capacity assessment Report by admin — last modified May 27, 2010 12:59 PM
FileCapacity Assessment of Geographic Information Systems Capabilities of the Caribbean Report by admin — last modified May 27, 2010 01:22 PM
The Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) and the Regional Coordination Unit of the Caribbean Environment Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEPCAR/ RCU) are co-executing a regional initiative known as the Project on Integrating Watershed and Coastal Areas Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (IWCAM). The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the commitment and capacity of the participating countries to implement an integrated approach to the management of watersheds and coastal areas.
FileNational Report for Antigua & Barbuda by admin — last modified May 27, 2010 01:30 PM
The islands of Antigua and Barbuda, located in the northern Leeward Islands, are characterised by relatively low relief and upper watershed lands that were deforested and degraded through two centuries of sugar cultivation. The low average rainfall and highly erratic distribution, as well as the shortage of suitable surface or ground water storage areas, have combined to produce a situation where the country is severely short of fresh water to supply even domestic needs in drought years.
FileNational Report for Bahamas-IWCAM by admin — last modified Oct 31, 2012 01:42 PM
The overall objective of this project is to integrate fresh water resources and coastal water management through multi-sectoral planning and management of island ecosystems. Specifically, the project will assist participating countries in improving watershed and coastal zone management practices in support of sustainable development.
FileNational Report for Cuba-IWCAM by admin — last modified Oct 31, 2012 01:43 PM
FileNational Report for Dominica-IWCAM by admin — last modified Nov 02, 2012 06:47 AM
The risk for future generations of Dominicans lies in under-valuing the country’s remarkable, common resource base and, by doing so, inadvertently allowing it to deteriorate and devolve into a diminished habitat for Dominicans in the future.
FileNational Report for Grenada-IWCAM by admin — last modified Oct 31, 2012 01:40 PM
ProjectDocument:Report National Report Integrating Management of Watersheds and Coastal Areas
FileNational Report for Haiti-IWCAM by admin — last modified Oct 31, 2012 01:39 PM
FileNational Report for Jamaica-IWCAM by admin — last modified Oct 31, 2012 01:38 PM
The management of watersheds areas has often been approached separately from the management of coastal areas, primarily because of the significant difference in the ecology of these areas; freshwater versus marine.
FileNational Report for St. Kitts and Nevis-IWCAM by admin — last modified Oct 31, 2012 01:39 PM
The island of St. Kitts is roughly oval in shape with a narrow neck of land extending like a handle from the southeastern end. This handle like extension is usually referred to as the South East Peninsular (SEP). Nevis on the other hand is just roughly circular.
FileNational Report for St. Lucia-IWCAM by admin — last modified Oct 31, 2012 01:38 PM
This National Report on Integrating the Management of Watersheds and Coastal Areas in St. Lucia has been written as a result of the Regional Inception Workshop, held in Kingston, Jamaica, March 30-31, 2000. This workshop initiated the development of a major project on Integrating Management of Watersheds and Coastal Areas in Small Island States in the Caribbean. It is expected that the various national reports will be synthesized into a joint brief for the further development and submission of a proposal to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for funding.
FileNational Report for St.Vincent-IWCAM by admin — last modified Oct 31, 2012 01:39 PM
While the issue of watershed management is well understood and reasonably well established in St. Vincent, integrated management of watershed and coastal areas is not a theme on the work programme for any executing agency on the island. Little wonder that the Island Systems Management (ISM) propagated by the Organisation of East Caribbean States Natural Resources Management Unit (OECS-NRMU) has not gained meaningful acceptance.
FileNational Report for Trinidad and Tobago by admin — last modified May 28, 2010 06:47 AM
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic state located at the southern end of the Caribbean island chain. The islands have a tropical wet climate of the monsoonal type. Rainfall that averages 2,200 millimetres, is seasonal with a wet season from June to November and a dry season from December to May.
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