River survey to be conducted

In order to better prepare for the review of the 30th anniversary of World Rivers Day (WRD) carded for September 26, the WRD Committee will be conducting a survey of the rivers in Dominica.

Participants will be asked the following questions:

1.    Is the river in your community ‘healthy’?
2.    Is your Village Council river-friendly?
3.    Is your Parliamentarian Representative river-friendly?
4.    Are the businesses in the vicinity of the river (s) river friendly?
5.    Have your Village Council conducted test to ascertain the status of the water in your community?
6.    Are there living creatures in your river?
7.    Are you familiar with the creatures in your river?
8.    Is your river better today than in the past?
9.    Do you think you can do any thing to reclaim your river?
10.    What do you think can be done to save our rivers?

According to tests done in the Carib Territory, Carib Chief Mr. Garnet Joseph claims that the water provided to the general public is under question as to the status of the quality of water.

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4 Comments

  1. wm
    September 17, 2010

    Dear WRD Committee

    I wish to extend an invitation to your committee to come to Portsmouth to discover our Rivers…and we have plenty we…Pointe Ronde, Picard, Indian, North (Nee Nee), Lagon plus all them streams and Ravines…

    I invite you to engage the Portsmouth Town Council and the Parliamentary Representative and citizens of Portsmouth to collaborate with you to save our Rivers in Portsmouth…I am sure you will get a positive response we…

    I too will play my part we…

  2. STAFFEE
    September 17, 2010

    289.9 sq.miles area of Dominica previously.

  3. STAFFEE
    September 17, 2010

    At one time the area of Dominica was 209 sq.miles. Right now it is less than that.
    For the past years it has been recorded that Dominica has 365 RIVERS. We need to verify that now.
    Most of the rivers became streams, and most of the stream are ravines.
    Some of the problems we are facing with our rivers: is the disposal of garbage into them. They need to find a proper way of getting rid of the garbage.
    The cutting down of trees directly over the rivers, especially making gardens. When constructing a house, you are given a specific distance from the road. So as for cutting trees over the waters, laws should be put in place for specific distances when cutting trees. Soon or later, there will be no more rivers left down here!

  4. Homeboy
    September 16, 2010

    Rest in Peace Ossie. Justice has been done to one. Live by the gun die byvthe gun….

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