Regional water sector representatives met in Barbados from February 20 to 21, to discuss the development of a regional strategic plan for the water sector. Image via Caribbean News Now.
Water and sanitation

Caribbean water specialists meet to develop a regional water sector strategy

At a recent meeting in Barbados, representatives from several Caribbean water ministries and organizations met to discuss development of a regional strategic plan for the water sector: The plan will propose possible solutions for the challenges facing the industry in the Caribbean, and will be presented at the 8th World …

Effects of drought in Haiti: Image credit: EU/ECHO/H.
Water and sanitation

Authorities in the Dominican Republic concerned about water shortages in Haiti

The Dominican Republic’s Minister of Environment predicts that, without immediate action, Haiti will be facing severe water shortages within a decade, and has voiced concerns about possible implications for security in his country: Apart from the migratory disputes Dominican Republic’s top concern with Haiti should be the day in which …

Aerial view of the South Coast of Barbados. Image © digital Light Capture
Water and sanitation

Millions of dollars to fix sewage problems in Barbados

The cost to fix ongoing sewage issues along the south coast of Barbados has been estimated at Bds$12.9 million (approximately US$6.5 million), according to Dr. David Estwick, Minister with responsibility for Water Resource Management: It will cost Government $12.9 million to address the south coast sewage issues. This was disclosed …

Running faucet. Image credit: Steve Johnson
Water and sanitation

After US Embassy alert, health officials in Barbados assure public that tap water is safe to drink

Last week the US Embassy in Barbados issued an alert to staff about the quality of tap water on the island. However, government officials categorically maintain that tap water in Barbados is safe to drink: A day after the United States Embassy sent out a health alert to its staff in Barbados, …

Sewage outfall. Image credit: Steve Spring | Marine Photobank
Water and sanitation

Sewage crisis in Barbados

Coverage from Global Voices of ongoing sewage problems in Barbados: The unthinkable has happened to one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations — and it has struck at the height of tourist season. 2018 began with a sewage leak — which the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) called a “crisis” — seeping …