The Executive Director of the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, says the region must bridge existing fundamental gaps, if it is to effectively address the challenges in relation to waste and water management particularly in times of disasters.

At a panel discussion in the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association conference, he said “I don’t think there is a shortage of thinking, of personnel in the region, of capabilities that can be thrown at the problem. It really came down to resources as the major in the response overall”.

According to Jamaica Observer He added that, the region must also examine better “build back methods” including rainwater harvesting and public-sector storage in the aftermath of disasters.”

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