Watershed management plan in works for the city

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The Government of Dominica is embarking on the development of a watershed management plan for the Roseau River Watershed as a first step towards the development of watershed management plan for Dominica and as part of an integral programme for the conservation and management of Dominica’s important water resources.

The Forestry and Wildlife Division of the Ministry of Agriculture will be meeting with stakeholders from the public and private sectors on Wednesday to discuss the elements of the proposed watershed management plan for the Roseau River.

The objective of this 1 day consultation which is expected to commence at 8:30 am is to discuss with the public and private sectors stakeholders and the relevant communities the challenges facing the Roseau River Watershed so as to identify concrete actions in the short, medium and long term with the aim of developing a comprehensive and integrated watershed management plan for the Roseau River Watershed.

The workshop is also part of activities for promoting the LBS Protocol ; i.e the protocol on land base sources of marine pollution.

Presentations are expected to come from the major resource users and service providers like Domlec, DOWASCO, the Ministry of Agriculture as well as a wide cross section of other government departments.

The Roseau river watershed provides very important services with respect to biodiversity conservation, provision of water as well as soil conservation.

The Roseau River watershed area extends southwards from Forth Young Hotel, Morne Bruce, Reigate,  Champs Fleur Estate, Eggleston, Giraudel up to Morne Anglais and on the north from Roseau, Federation Drive to Good will, St Aroment along  Bath Estate, Louisville, Copthall, Shawford Estate, and Trafalgar, Laudat  to Morne Micotrin.

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1 Comment

  1. O_o
    June 16, 2010

    Great news. The Roseau River is in a sorry state.

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