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Policy and Operations Manual for Drones

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Policy and Operations Manual for Drones
The CATS programme, together with multiple partners in Saint Lucia and Grenada, has engaged on utilisation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - commonly referred to as Drones - for environmental monitoring and management. The CATS programme's regional implementing partner CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency) is already actively making use of a UAS system to support and guide interventions related to the CATS programme. The activities are planned to be further extended in the future, allowing CARPHA-...
Launch of consultancy support project to WASCO and regional water utilities
In November 2018, the CATS Programme launched a major intervention together with the Saint Lucian Water and Sewerage Company, Inc. (WASCO). The project on "Institutional and Organisational Strengthening of WASCO and Regional Water Utilities" will support WASCO in strengthening its internal managerial, organisational and technical capacity in order to effectively and efficiently reduce Non-Revenue-Water (NRW), i.e. physical and commercial loss of water. The consultancy is designed as a mission-ba...

Iwokrama Forest Cover Mapping with Radar Data

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Iwokrama Forest Cover Mapping with Radar Data
The Iwokrama Forest is a 371'000 ha FSC-certified forest in the "Green Heart of Guyana" and is one of only four remaining intact rain forest systems in the world. It is located in the center of the Guyana Shield, a geological formation underlying the whole of Guyana, Suriname and French-Guyana as well as parts for Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela. Under a joint mandate from the Government of Guyana and the Commonwealth Secretariat to manage the Iwokrama Forest, the Iwokrama International Centre (I...

CATS on TV: What's Happening Now - With Laura

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CATS on TV: What's Happening Now - With Laura
On October 16th, 2018, the CATS programme took part in the Saint Lucian TV talk show "What's happening now - with Laura". Our CATS colleague Dr. Camille David, expert for coastal and marine systems, discussed with several stakeholders from the Soufriere Watershed in Saint Lucia, how sustainable management and development of a watershed can be achieved. Alongside Dr. David, important partners to the CATS programme were on the show, such as the GEF UNDP Small Grants Programme , IWEco, Fruitage Jeu...
Climate Change and the Water Sector in the Caribbean
Caribbean countries and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable to the effects of Global Climate Change. While contributing the least to the causes, small island states and low-lying countries have been the first to experience the impacts and will suffer the greatest consequences of this existential threat. The short documentary below highlights that these most affected countries are literally "running out of time and water." Action has to be taken immediately t...

CARPHA-CATS receives drone training

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Climate Change Adaptation Training

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New Intervention brochures published by CATS

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New Intervention brochures published by CATS
CATS interventions in Saint Vincent Kingstown watershed and marine ecosystem. CATS interventions in Saint Lucia Soufriere watershed and marine ecosystem. CATS interventions in Dominica Soufriere watershed and marine ecosystem. CATS interventions in Grenada Beausejour-Molinaire watershed and marine ecosystem. CATS interventions in St. Kitts and Nevis.  

New Videos available on CATS YouTube Channel

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New Videos available on CATS YouTube Channel
The Guyana Ministry of Education published three fantastic videos informing about Climate Change and its hazards for the treasures of Guyana. These short films educate about the causes for climate change and the related negative effects for Guyana, its nature and its people. The three documentaries set out ways on how to help avoiding Climate Change and how to mitigate the induced problems. The production of these videos was supported by the German Government through the giz CATS program.

Annette's first post

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Having recognized the importance and sensitivity of the Placencia Peninsula, the Government of Belize (GOB) agreed to a project to implement a wastewater (sewerage) system for the area. Due to the rapid development and population growth being experienced on the Peninsula, the potential for ground water contamination and pollution of the waters of the lagoon and the Caribbean Sea were predicted to intensify. The Government therefore commissioned two consultancies, a feasibility study and a detail...
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