Austrie wants more water management in Dominica

Austrie

Water Resource Minister Reginald Austrie said there should be a comprehensive water resource management program for Dominica.

He said Dominica needs the program to better protect its water resources.

Austrie told a press conference at the Government Information Service recently, that, “if you go across the country you would notice that there is a reduction in the level of water in our rivers”.

He explained that this could be a sign of the low levels of Dominica’s water.

“We need to begin to pay attention to our water resource. We need to establish an extensive water resource management program to ensure that we continue to have water. We can spend all these monies but if we don’t take care of the water then it makes no sense,” he said.

Austrie also said Dominica’s water is being abused.

“Water should be cherished. I believe in Dominica we are abusing water. We use water for all sorts of things apart from drinking and doing the basic necessities of life. I think we should be conscious of that. We will have water for our lifetime but we need to guarantee the future generations that they will have water too,” he said.

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26 Comments

  1. December 7, 2011

    How are we abusing the water? What is it we are doing now that is different than what we did before? I think the only management needed is to stop cutting down all the trees, which is the main source for conserving our water supply. lol Maybe there are too many illegal aliens that should be deported. That would help manage the water supply.

  2. LCM
    December 7, 2011

    I agree with the minister that a comprehensive water management plan is needed. Its should have been started more than 15 years ago. Better late than never.

    Now that the minister has identified that there is a problem, which i agree with, I am expecting to see the plans and policies within the next few months, that his ministry is putting in place to deal with the water management issue. I am guessing he has already initiated the process.

  3. patriot
    December 6, 2011

    I AGREE MR MINISTER FOR INSTANCE THERE IS TOO MUCH WATER RUNNING OFF THE BALD HEAD OF ATHIE MARTIN WHEN HE WALKS THROUGH ROSEAU ON HIS WAY TO Q-FM STUDIO. EFFORTS SHOULD BE MADE TO BOTTLE THE WATER RUNNING OFF HIS HEAD AND EXPORT IT.

    BY THE WAY WHAT ABOUT ATHIE AND HIS WATER EXPORT BUSINESS ?

    • Zero
      December 6, 2011

      What a stupid comment!! You make ABSOLUTELY no sense. If you have nothing to say, SHUT THE F UP.

    • Name
      December 6, 2011

      You are no Patriot. Very stupid contribution. Is that the best thing you can say about such an important piece.

  4. bougla
    December 6, 2011

    In the future, wars will be fought over water. It is a precious resource and will become even more so. It needs to be managed most skillfully. Deforestation, climate change can all take its toll. Some rivers flow through many countries eg the Nile .If any one country tries to exert too much control over the water it will be detrimental to all.

  5. T. Winston
    December 6, 2011

    Isn’t he in charge of water resource management?
    Why isn’t he just putting measures in place instead of using pretty words?

  6. Patriotic Citizen
    December 6, 2011

    So as the Minister…. your cheap talk brings about no actions! You want to see better water management then initiate means by which we can achieve it!

  7. Really?
    December 6, 2011

    Who is teh Ministers’ Speech writer? He/She needs to be fired. Austri didn’t you read that before your read it? This is non-senses.

    Do you know how many gallons of water flows to the ocean daily? Are you suggesting that we stop the river water flow?

    “save the water for future Generation”? I wonder what you were doing while your teacher was explaining EVAPORATION, CONDENSATION etc…

    We need a serious Comedy Club in DOminica. That’s my project. Too many jokes going to waist. lol

  8. Aye Dominique
    December 6, 2011

    Shameful! These people are placed in position but refuse to learn a thing. You speak on water resource management Mr. Austrie and this is as deep you can go, about this can be a sign of low water level in Dominica……

    Why is water level low Mr. Austrie….speak to the primary school kids out there so they can learn a thing or two from you…..

    Our rivers are drying up and our sea level is rising, tell the school children why Mr. Austrie. I tell you boy, Dominicans will learn one day, if not from you Mr. Austrie but maybe from voting for you.

  9. A THINKING MIND
    December 5, 2011

    Bunch of dummies in a can. You all fight against everything that is good for Dominica. C’mon, what’s wrong with protecting our water resources in Dominica? You fools, stop the negative comments. You all can’t even see from your finger to the nail. That’s why Dominica can’t grow. Small minded people. You all perfer the witchcraft and wickedness instead. Open their eyes Reggie and educate them.

  10. A THINKING MIND
    December 5, 2011

    Why all you Dominicans are so stupid. What is wrong with what the man said? Do you all know what it is to live in a society without water? After all, this is his department for now. Therefore, this should be his concern. Every darn thing for you all is politics. And aparantly, you all are crossed eye. You all have no sense of management. Should he wait when all our water supply dry up then think of what he’s going to do? How could reminding people about the invaluable importance of water be improper and boring? Or should he come and build each one of you a house, for everyone of you then he would be a wise man? I hope when all you have no water for any reason you all don’t go to him because i’ll be watching.

  11. Anonymous
    December 5, 2011

    Bunch of Dummies in a can, you all fight aganist every thing that is good for dominica.come,on whats is so wrong with better protecting the water resources in da.you fulls must stop all of the negative comments.thats why we cant grow. smallminded people cant see from fingert to nail.you all prefer the witchcraft and wickedness.open their eyes reggie and educate them.

  12. spicy
    December 5, 2011

    Mr minister you all need to employ people that can manage and stop saying you need more management.nonsense

  13. Free Thinker
    December 5, 2011

    Reggie, if you had nothing to say you should have kept your mouth shut.There was no need for a press conference to make those utterances.
    May I suggest Sir that a team be put in place to manage our water, not just surface, but ground water. How about having a hydrologist at DWASCO?

    • go away
      December 5, 2011

      Oh yes! and have you develop a way to pay for it? Don’t worry wait till you can’t flush your toilet then you will see how fast you all will start blaming Reggie. I will hear about all of you when the next natural disaster hits. Stupid people.

  14. :-(
    December 5, 2011

    If you want it Austrie, well do something about it! It won’t come to you… you gotta go to it!

  15. !!!
    December 5, 2011

    Reginald,boy aren’t you tired of uttering nonsense?..I am so sorry I don’t have the time for an appropriare response to your garbage..

    But, really, between you and I, people actually voted for you to represent them?…Boy,I’ll tell you something;Dominica is in a seriously sad state of affairs.

    • REBEL..with a cause.
      December 5, 2011

      appropriate …….

  16. D
    December 5, 2011

    ALAS, ALAS, ALAS BONDIEU.

  17. Truth Seeker
    December 5, 2011

    Wondering. Should I cut the Minister some slack, because I can not say this is news. Unless DNO left out most of the story, this is not news worthy. DNO too has a responsibility to publish authentic and genuine news stories for consumption, analysis and comment.. This one fails the test.

  18. >>
    December 5, 2011

    is this news mr minister

  19. FORKIT
    December 5, 2011

    WE HAVE A REDUCTION OF WATER IN DOMINICA,YOU SERIOUS, AND THERE IS SO MUCH DAMAGE DONE TO OUR INFRASTRUCTURE BECAUSE OF FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAINFALL…
    YOU SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT HOW YOU GOING TO FIX LAYOU, LAPLAIN, DELICES, ROSALI, RIVIERE CIRIQUE, LAYOU/SULTAN ROAD, PORTSMOUTH/MARIGOT ROAD..
    I GUESS THE ONLY DEVELOPEMENT WHEN COMES TO ROADWORKS IS FROM ROSEAU TO PORTSMOUTH MAKING ALLU INVESTTMENTS LOOK PRETTY

  20. Cottage
    December 5, 2011

    DNO what we would like to hear them talk about is the IMF report on Dominica. Secondly Reggie should tell us what the heck he was doing in trying to recruit an crooked diplomat for Dominica when that should be the ministry of foreign affair responsibility? The question is to Reggie and not Tony Astaphan.

  21. Soul cat
    December 5, 2011

    I am trying to figure out what othere uses Mr Austrie is refereing to.

  22. peter lafond
    December 5, 2011

    THAT MAN IS BORING HE DON’T HAVE ANYTHING PROPER TO SAY OR DO,

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