FP060

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

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

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 01 Mar 2018 at B.19
  • Est. completion 16 Apr 2024
  • ESS Category Category B

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.

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
189,002
Indirect
284,996
Theme

Cross-cutting

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

19 Apr 2016 - 682 days

Concept note received

19 Apr 2016

Funding proposal received

28 Aug 2017

Cleared by iTAP

06 Feb 2018

Approved

01 Mar 2018 - 322 days

Approved by GCF Board

01 Mar 2018

FAA executed

01 Nov 2018

Under implementation

16 Jan 2019 - 443 days so far

FAA effective

16 Jan 2019

Disbursement - USD 5,000,000

22 Mar 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

07 May 2019

Completed

16 Apr 2024 - 1,476 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing11% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 27,605,010

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 17,600,000

GCF Contacts

General media inquiries

GCF Communications
Phone +82 10 4458 7751
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GCF Information Disclosure
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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6157
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155
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Accredited Entity

Caribbean Community Climate Change Center

Keith Nichols
Head – Project Development and Management Unit
2nd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building, Ring Road, Belmopan, Belize
Donneil Cain
Senior Programme Development Specialist
2nd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building, Ring Road, Belmopan, Belize
Phone +501 822-1094
dcain@caribbeanclimate.bz

National Designated Authority

Barbados

Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment

Marsha K. Caddle M.P.
Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment
3rd Floor East, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados
Phone 535-1302
Phone 535-1317
marsha.caddle@barbados.gov.bb
Edison Alleyne
Permanent Secretary Economic Affairs and Investment Division Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment
3rd Floor East, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados
Phone 535-1325
Phone 535-1326
edison.alleyne@barbados.gov.bb

News + Stories

Barbados launches first Caribbean climate resilience project

13 May 2019 / A launch event at the Bowmanston water pumping station has marked the start of the Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) project, the first GCF-funded project in the Caribbean to move to implementation.