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Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados)

TONNES of CO2 Anticipated tonnes of CO2 equivalent avoided


Mitigation & Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Energy generation and access
  • Health, food and water security
  • Livelihoods of people and communities

Location & People

  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • Barbados BB
Beneficiaries (approx.) 473,998

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD
  • Barbados Water Authority Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)
  • Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Barbados
Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) Approved February 2018 Est. implementation period 5.25 years
Creating sustainable, resilient water supply for Barbados by implementing renewable energy solutions, increasing water capacity through rainwater harvesting and water storage, supporting adaptation funding, and raising awareness about climate change and the water cycle.

Climate change is expected to affect Barbados through an increasing severity of tropical storms and hurricanes, leading to serious impact on water supply from groundwater resources. WSRN S-Barbados will increase water security via the installation of photovoltaic solar and backup natural gas power for pumping stations, while implementing climate resilience actions in the water sector, including through a water sector master plan, enhancing infiltration, and by reducing non-revenue water and improving overall water management.

An adaptation fund, set up with operational cost savings from implementing the renewable energy activities, will provide credit lines to implement water conservation actions, whilst other activities will build public awareness to achieve more sustainable water usage.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 30 years.
Accredited Entity
  • Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Dr. Mark Bynoe Tel: +501 822-2970 Ext. 232 Ms. Sharon Lindo Tel: +501 822-2970 Ext. 233
Country Partner
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Barbados Mr. Seibert Frederick
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