Caribbean sustainable water management and clean oceans programme
This programme addresses the multitude of challenges faced by the water sector in the Caribbean, including the lack of asset management strategies, lack of adequate maintenance, high energy costs, inadequate waste-water treatment capacity and lack of water storage capacity. Climate change is also leading to extreme weather events and unpredictable water availability in the region, while pollution and over-fishing also affect the health of many of its ocean ecosystems which need to be tackled in a comprehensive manner.
EU and EIB are investing in security of water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, storm-water management and solid waste management, which contributes to water resources conservation, disaster risk reduction and protection of biodiversity.
The project is expected to deliver the following:
- improved access to clean water supply;
- reduced water and marine pollution; environmental and reef health protection;
- reduced energy use in the water and waste infrastructure contributing to climate change mitigation.