Caribbean: Flood Risk Reduction System Developed

Envisat view of the eastern Caribbean Sea
Credit: ESA

The member states of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) now have a model flood risk reduction system in place, which can contribute to protecting the lives and property of people at the community level. The system has been developed under the Caribbean Disaster Management Project Phase 2 (CADM2). The CADM2 was implemented from January 2009 to June 2012 by the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU), in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), the University of the West Indies, the University of Guyana and the respective government of the Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana and St. Lucia in which pilot projects were undertaken. Financial and technical support for implementation was provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).