Many might agree that wastewater is an unattractive business venture. The poor state of wastewater management plants across Jamaica and seemingly low rewards from investment make financial interest in the sector look dismal.
Countries of the Wider Caribbean acknowledged over 30 years ago that untreated wastewater had damning effects on human and environmental health. Improving the quality of wastewater that entered our waterways therefore became a priority for countries.
For World Environment Day 2017, we were encouraged to connect with nature but do we see wastewater as a part of nature? Can we connect with it? Does it have a purpose?
In celebrating this week’s environmental activities, the Global Environment Facility funded Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management (GEF CReW) Project has chosen to look at wastewater as a resource by educating people on the opportunities for us to connect with nature...
The GEF CReW Experience: Barriers and Solutions to Sustainable Financing for Wastewater Management in the Wider Caribbean Region
Motivation for the Global Environment Facility-funded Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management (GEF CReW) Project, which began in 2011 and is due to end by mid-2017, came from the increasing number of countries in the wider Caribbean Region (WCR) attributing the poor state of wastewater management to the lack of funding.
I was free and safe once…Free to flow and fall without contamination or worry about my safety. People trusted me, no matter my source. Needed and appreciated by billions who found me in every corner of the earth and an essential part of some of the beautiful places on Earth like springs, lakes, tributaries, rivers, estuaries, shoals, seas and my personal favourite – the ocean!