CDB helps Belize water sector tackle climate change impacts



The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a technical assistance grant to Belize to help make the country’s water sector less vulnerable to climate change impacts.

“Investing in the water sector is critical to the economic and social development of our borrowing member countries, including Belize. This grant reinforces CDB’s commitment to helping the Region respond to the new challenge climate change presents to water security,” said Andrew Dupigny, director of projects (acting), CDB.

In Belize, where climate change impacts threaten the water sector, Belize Water Services Limited (BWS) must take actions to improve resilience and integrate climate change considerations in its operations.

The grant from CDB will help finance consultancy services to support BWS’ efforts to:

• Develop a climate risk and vulnerability assessment (CRVA) for three water system;
• Formulate an adaptation plan of action responding to the vulnerabilities identified;and
• Build the necessary capacity for BWS to…

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