The Government has received almost a million dollars in funding for the protection of Belize’s water resources. The funding was provided to GOB through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the establishment of a National Adaptation Planning (NAP) for Integrated Water Resources Management. The program will aim to establish a multi-agency task force with the responsibility of finding rational ways to manage the country’s water resources. Keith Nichols, Head of Project Development and Management Unit of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre 5C’s says building better water management will benefit the country as a whole.
Nichols added that apart from protecting our water resources the program will look at ways of building greater climate resiliency through addressing key challenges that are affecting Belize’s water sector.
Additionally, Nichols says that the program falls in line with this year’s theme for World Water Day which is: “Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives”.