Project

Consultancy to Prepare an Integrated Needs Assessment: Water Usage, Accessibility and Storage Needs in Barbados

Groups Involved

Infrastructure Development, Water Resources

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Project Execution

Highlights:

  • Integrated Sustainability was engaged to produce an Integrated Needs Assessment on the Water Usage, Accessibility and Storage Needs in Barbados.
  • This Needs Assessment identifies vulnerable households, polyclinics, schools, communities and farmers that will benefit from implementation of a Water Storage Programme, which includes Personal Tanks that will store potable water and Rainwater-Harvesting systems.
  • The Final Needs Assessment Report incorporates feedback from various stakeholders.
  • The baseline information on the technical requirements and specifications for the implementation of the Water Storage Programme required an update.

ESG Project Benefits:

  • This Needs Assessment Report identified options and integrated solutions for smart, sustainable, and energy-efficient water supply systems that uses and information technology solutions and solar panels to lower the climate impact and operational cost of these systems.
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation options were included with indicative incremental costs for the Personal Tank and Rainwater-Harvesting Programme.
  • Vulnerable locations and low-income households were the priority of this Needs Assessment Report, providing improved water quality and availability to those who need it the most.
  • Infrastructure that improves the general availability of freshwater provides a huge quality-of-life boost to the people of Barbados, improving general hygiene, health and well-being, and reduces the need to obtain this critical resource by more expensive means.