Dr. Zoran Vojinovic, an Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Water Education (IHE) in the Netherlands is currently analysing the flood hazard areas of the Virgin Islands.

Dr. Vojinovic and Ms. Garymar Rivera, the Senior Technical Planning Manager at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), will visit locations throughout the Territory and review reports, photographs and video footage of past events. Additionally, they will meet with District Officers and residents from areas that have experienced flooding, to discuss key issues and gain more knowledge about past flood events.

During the week- January 23 - 27, 2012, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and Seismic Research Centre, St. Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago has put in place several processes which will enhance NEMO’s capacity to effectively and efficiently address geological hazards issues relative to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) in collaboration with the OECS Secretariat will host a half day consultation aimed at developing a strategy for mitigating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into the Environmental Management (EM) policies and programmes.

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 27th 2012 (CDEMA) – Representatives from a sample group of more than 140 persons who were actively engaged in the Mainstreaming Climate Change into Disaster Risk Management for the Caribbean Region (CCDM) Project met recently at the Courtyard by Marriott, Bridgetown, Barbados to assess the results of the project  and to discuss plans for Phase 2.

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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