Grenada Broadcasting Network

18th July 2024




It might be years before full implementation of Grenada’s National Water Policy.

This, following a workshop on Tuesday to review the policy, which examined effective water management.

It’s been 12 years since government approved a water policy, without it being actioned.

Representatives of GIZ together with the ministry of Climate resilience brought together stakeholders from various sectors and Ministries, with the aim of in-cooperating their inputs into the revision of the national water policy.

Head of the climate change project, Deiter Rothenbeger, says a policy is an important step, bearing in mind the expected prolonged dry spell and water issues already beginning to surface.

Water management and availability is key and its impact on the overall availability of the resources.

The draft of the water policy according to him should be available by March end, but full implementation may take years, as there are other areas to be looked at in terms of legislations that may need amendment.

In the interim, he says setting up a water resource management unit is a key step toward managing water resources.

The workshop was held at the Grenada national Stadium.

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