Tag Archives: Water

Difficult Conversations – Paid in Ash

Last week, I described nine decisions that I would take during my first hour, if I was Prime Minister for one day. This week, I will share seven decisions that I would take within my second hour at the helm. WATER RELIEF. I would instruct Minister Edghill to provide continuous water to those who have been without water for years,

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The Right to Clean Water

March 22 is World Water Day Water is wealth. Without water life would not endure. Access to water and sanitation is a precondition to life and a declared human right. “For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.”—Marcus Samuelsson The right to

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Water NOT Running

This is a follow up on an earlier blog Water Running. The blogmaster is pleased update the BU family that the authorities fixed the pipes at the location. On behalf of the BU household we thank the civic minded BU family member for taking the time to highlight the matter AND the relevant authorities for responding.

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Water Running

Submitted by a conscientious and civic minded BU family member I am one of those who has been called upon to pay the price of a utility company gone mad and the subsequent fallout. We have been without water for the past three days, so this afternoon I drove over to Dover Beach in order to replenish dwindling supplies of

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Scientists to the Rescue!

Is this something Barbados authorities should be investigating? Should out of the box thinking be prioritized? Every year we have to endure the same process of a water prohibition because aquifers dry up. How do we improve the situation? A man built a homemade machine to bring endless water to the Bahamas. You already know the science By Leah Asmelash,

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Garbage Pile Up Water Shortage Pon De Replay

Barbadians have been drilled from primary school that we are a water scarce country. There is a technical definition, a simple translation is the lack of available water resources to meet demand. In Barbados there are three reasons to explain the predicament we find ourselves- change in climatic conditions adversely affecting water catchment, a growing demand for potable water AND

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Crisis in the Making: Water Woes Continue

  I do share your concerns about the quality of general management and strategic planning in both the Public and Private sectors. It calls for more thinking and insightful use of information. Too many employees find this hard to do. Independence implies taking responsibility. No one wants to do that, because of fear of failure. Why is that so? –

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Water is a Basic Human Right, No to Hike!

Submitted by Anthony Davis It’s either privatization or an increase in water rates!” That was the warning issued last night by economist Jeremy Stephen during a University of the West Indies-sponsored panel discussion on The Future of Water in Barbados in the Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre…”People would have conserved a lot better,” he contended – page 7 of BARBADOS TODAY

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Water Strategy Required

Reproduced from Andrew Simpson’s Facebook page. Yesterday I attended, as a member of BAPE; on the invitation of the BWA, a meeting to address water scarcity and to build a roadmap toward achieving water security. Dr Mwansa made a presentation which was prepared by Anthony Headley that outlined hydrological, regulatory and universal understanding. Accepting that Barbados is deemed a ‘water

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Politics of Water Security

Safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are crucial for poverty reduction, crucial for sustainable development and crucial for achieving any and every one of the Millennium Development Goals. – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon It should be easy for most Barbadians to sympathize, or perhaps even empathize, with the plight of the residents of those local districts who have had

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Dumping In The Belle, a Zone 1 Area

As far back as 2008 the government expressed concern about the high level of nitrates in Barbados’ underground water supply. To quote a Nation newspaper report of 1/10/2008, “the level of the compound, which has no colour, odour or taste, is within World Health Organisation (WHO) stipulations, but high enough to cause rising concern. Minister of Health Jerome Walcott made

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Barbados Water Management In A Mess

The recent appointment of former Senator Arni Walters as Executive Chairman of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has raised more than a few eye-brows. Given his extensive experience working in the labour market, one would have assumed his skills would have been needed in the position he was just removed. After all, the economy is expected to contract over the

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Michael Pritchard Makes Filthy Water Potable

Michael Pritchard Bio: With cutting-edge nanotech, Michael Pritchard’s Lifesaver water-purification bottle could revolutionize water-delivery systems in disaster-stricken areas around the globe. The furore about the 60% hike in the water rates in Barbados made effective from  July 1, 2009 seems to have gone the way of the seven day wonder. The disregard which Barbadians have had for water management at

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