The project “Climate-Resilient Water Sector in Grenada – G-CREWS” supports the Grenadian Government in improving its Water Resources Management. An important instrument in this context is the establishment of a Water Resources Management Unit (WRMU). The G-CREWS project is jointly financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment,…
Water Resources Management and Regulation Bill
The project “Climate-Resilient Water Sector in Grenada – G-CREWS” supports the Grenadian Government in improving its Water Resources Management. An important instrument in this context is the establishment of a Water Resources Management Unit (WRMU).
The G-CREWS project is jointly financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) under its International Climate Initiative (IKI), and the Government of Grenada. Over 6 years (2019-2025), the Government of Grenada, the Grenada Development Bank and the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) in partnership with the German Development Corporation (GIZ) will implement the project’s five components. The overall envisioned impact of the project is a better water supply services, especially in times of drought and after extreme weather events.
Under the project’s component 1 “Climate-Resilient Water Governance” the Water Resources Management Unit shall be established and empowered. The establishment of the Unit is in line with Grenada’s “National Water Policy (2020)”, the “National Climate Change Adaptation Plan (2017)” and the “Grenada Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (2019)”.
The WRMU will be responsible for managing Grenada’s water resources by:
• ensuring that the management of water resources are environmentally sustainable, economically efficient and equitably allocated for use
• improving the reliability of water availability
• making the national economy more resilient to climate change through well-established rules for the use of water
• improving water resources management which can contribute significantly to increased production and productivity within economic sectors.
The “Water Resources Management and Regulation Act, 202” will be the legal framework for the WRMU to operate. It is structured in six chapters.
- Water Resources Management And Administration
- Water Quantity And Water Quality Management
- Abstraction of Water
- Water And Waste Control Areas And Permits
The detailed final draft version of the Act and the comments and answers on the draft version of the bill can be found below:
Comments and answers on the draft version of the “Water Resources Management and Regulation Act, 202”
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