Integrated water resources management in the Caribbean: The challenges facing Small ...

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Title: Integrated water resources management in the Caribbean: The challenges facing Small Island Developing States

Author(s): GWP | International

Publication Date: 2014

Type of Document : Background Papers

Category: Integrated Water Resources Management

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    This Technical Focus Paper is the first in a series of papers to present a critical review of progress made in planning and then putting plans into practice. They synthesise the challenges, the successes, the setbacks, and the direction for further integration. They provide valuable insights from

    which others can learn lessons and apply them to their particular and often unique circumstances.This paper deals with the 15 English-speaking Caribbean States, which comprise some of the most fragile economies in the region, and explains the special circumstances of Small Island Developing States as they adopt and adapt to a 'source to sea' approach as their integrating framework.

    After 15 years' experience, the tangible results serve as a testament to the effectiveness and importance of taking an integrated approach. They reinforce the message that this works best when it addresses real issues that resonate with people's everyday experiences with water and their environment.

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