Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Symposium 2020

RELEASE DATE: 28 Feb 2020

The inaugural Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Symposium will be held from Wednesday March 18 to Friday March 20, 2020 in Trinidad and Tobago. The symposium will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT): the Coastal Protection Unit (CPU) of the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) and the Water Resources Agency (WRA) of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA).
The IWRCS will gather professionals, government officials, decision-makers, policy-creators, planners, lecturers, researchers, scientists, students, and non-governmental and community members from across the Caribbean to share knowledge, lessons learned, and technological advancements and methodologies within the fields of coastal zone and water resources management in the region. The symposium strives to stimulate scientific discussions in the region and to nurture a robust, collaborative environment for establishing progressive and appropriate recommendations in the respective fields. In so doing, it is anticipated that the IWRCS will serve as a catalyst for formulating developmental plans, updating policies, and crafting public investment projects and initiatives in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.
Join the Caribbean’s coastal, water and environmental management specialists at IWRCS2020 as they address coastal threats,  drought and flood management, protection of the near-shore marine environment, water resources management, water security and climate change impacts. Register for IWRCS2020 to:

  • Learn by gaining insights and training from established and successful coastal and water management professionals, academics, organisations and agencies within the region.

  • Build and strengthen networks by connecting with professionals, academics, organisations and agencies in order to enhance data-sharing and decision making in the sectors regionally.

  • Discover scientific data, information and research that may be utilised for further research, development and decision making in the fields regionally.

  • Develop mechanisms for building capacity in the sectors of coastal zone and water resources management in the region.

  • Enhance knowledge and skills in securing and sourcing financing for coastal zone and water resources management developmental and research-based projects and initiatives.

  • Gain awarness and a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding coastal erosion, coastal flooding, and climate change, and the need for/benefits of coastal zone and water resources management.