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National Report for Antigua & Barbuda

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.

1254: Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean (IWCAM)

27 May 2010 by iwlearn


National Report for Antigua & Barbuda.pdf