Climate Resilient Water Sector in Grenada (G-CREWS)

Climate Resilient Water Sector in Grenada (G-CREWS)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 01 Mar 2018 at B.19
  • Est. completion 25 Nov 2025
  • ESS Category Category B

Creating a climate resilient water sector in Grenada through increased freshwater availability and demand reduction measures.

Grenada relies heavily upon surface water and rainwater catchment for its water supply. Climate change is aggravating water scarcity problems with increasing average temperatures, more erratic rainfall, more frequent heavy rainfall events, and saltwater intrusion in groundwater due to sea level rise. G-CREWS will support the water sector by reducing water demand and increasing water availability.

A Water Resource Management Unit (WRMU) will be established, and a water tariff will create climate-responsive price signals for users, whilst providing resources to upgrade infrastructure. A challenge fund will promote water efficiency in the agriculture and tourism sectors. Infrastructure investments will include building water storage capacities, drilling new wells, and creating new rainwater harvesting systems. Disaster resilience will be improved including through remote monitoring, whilst renewable energy solutions will be introduced for water pumping and treatment.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 6 years.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


16 May 2016 - 655 days

Concept note received

16 May 2016

Funding proposal received

10 Jul 2017

Cleared by iTAP

06 Feb 2018


01 Mar 2018 - 635 days

Approved by GCF Board

01 Mar 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

29 Mar 2019

FAA executed

24 May 2019

Under implementation

25 Nov 2019 - 664 days so far

FAA effective

25 Nov 2019

Disbursement - USD 4,722,550

20 Feb 2020


25 Nov 2025 - 1,529 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing10% disbursed

GrantUSD 41,664,811
Total GCF Financing
USD 41,664,811


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,951,593
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 246,468
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,181,133
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,610,115
Total Co-Financing
USD 7,989,311

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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Accredited Entity

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Ms. Ilona Porsche
Head of GCF Business Development Unit
Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1-5, Eschborn, Germany
Phone +49-619679-3130
Ms. Nana Kunkel
Head of GCF Oversight Function
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Finance, Planning, Economic Development and Physical Development
Dr. Kelvin Michael George
Director, Department of Economic and Technical Cooperation
Financial Complex, Carenage, St. George's, W.I., Grenada
Ms. Isha Abraham
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Financial Complex, Carenage, St. George's, Grenada
Phone 1-473-440-5883