• Considering the Future We Want on World Water Day 2015 -	Sanitation for All?

    Considering the Future We Want on World Water Day 2015 - Sanitation for All?

  • Workshop looks at Gender, Climate Change and Monitoring & Evaluation issues in Sanitation Management

    Workshop looks at Gender, Climate Change and Monitoring & Evaluation issues in Sanitation Management

    Antigua, 23 - 27 February 2015

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GEF CReW Participating Countries

Welcome

Effective management of wastewater in the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) has for several decades been, and remains, a significant challenge faced by the region. Regional governments have long recognized that land-based sources of pollution from municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors and their negative impacts on marine resources are a threat to the region's economic development and the quality of life of its people.

Recent studies have shown that untreated sewage is one of the major threats to public health and the Region’s rich biodiversity and is the result of rapidly expanding urban populations, poorly planned development, and inadequate or poorly designed and malfunctioning sewage treatment facilities. As a result:

  • 85% of wastewater entering the Caribbean Sea remains untreated
  • 51.5 % of households lack sewer connections
  • Only 17% of households are connected to acceptable collection and treatment systems.

 

Wastewater Management in the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR)

 

 

Upcoming Events Media Publications Resources

 

What is the CReW?

The CReW is a four-year project that began in 2011. It is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Our Location

Project Coordinating Group

Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management
c/o Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
40 - 46 Knutsford Boulevard
Kingston 5
Jamaica, W.I.

Phone: +(876) 764-0815

Email: crew@iadb.org

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