Rainwater harvesting for agriculture, tourism and sustainable water management in Grenada and Saint Lucia

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Rainwater harvesting for agriculture, tourism and sustainable water management in Grenada and Saint Lucia – from april 2021 to march 2022

Organisations


  • Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA)
  • Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT)
Project description





The project is structured around three main objectives:

  • Reduce the effects of droughts and improve the productivity of farms in Grenada by designing and installing stormwater harvesting solutions;
  • Increase the sustainability and climate resilience of the Pigeon Island National Site (PINL) by assessing and improving its rainwater harvesting capacities;
  • Implement water quality monitoring and RWH (Rainwater harvesting) / rainwater collection systems for farms and tourist sites.
Main activities





  • Conduct consultations and identify agricultural areas / farms vulnerable to poor water supply;
  • Design and install RWH / rainwater collection solutions adapted to targeted farms;
  • Carry out a structural assessment of PINL’s existing water storage infrastructure and determine modernisation needs;
  • Install the rainwater collection system;
  • Conduct training with PINL maintenance staff and farm workers on the operation and effective monitoring and maintenance of the RWH system
Strengths



The project can address fully to the challenges of climate change adaptation in agriculture. It fits perfectly with national public policies on adaptation to Climate Change.

The project will also allow the transfer of transversal skills between Saint Lucia and Grenada.

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