Information tour to Germany on “Current Issues in the Field of Water Management"Enlarge image Jermaine Jackson, Water Production Manager at the National Water Commission, at the entrance of Hamburg Wasser (© GerEmb)
A Jamaican expert on water management as part of a group of experts on water management issues from the Caribbean was invited by the German Federal Foreign Office to visit Germany from June 19th to 25th 2016 for an informational tour to Germany on “Current Issues in the Field of Water Management” which is part of the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions Program (CATS), financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Six Participants from the region (Jamaica, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Grenada and St. Lucia) had the opportunity to exchange questions of common interest with experts in the field of water management in the two most important German port cities Hamburg and Duisburg and to visit ports, national parks and water association and private sector stakeholders. The information tour to Germany on “Current Issues in the Field of Water Management” aimed to forge partnerships with key stakeholders on topics such as Municipal Water Supply, Wastewater Disposal and Water Leak Detection all geared towards to efficiently and effectively tackle and reduce Non Revenue Water losses in the framework of a “Strategic Alliance for Water Loss Reduction”. After his return the Jamaican participant, Mr. Jermaine Jackson, from the National Water Commission expressed his delight towards the Embassy in particular the support by the Goethe Institute in Germany, the interesting conversations with university representatives and experts of German Water companies as well as with the exchange of information with colleagues from the region.Enlarge image Courtesy call at SEWERIN, Dortmund. From left: Dr. Horst Vogel (Head of CATS-Programme), Ignatius Jean (Saint Lucia), Ilena Vega Guzman (Costa Rica), Christopher Husbands (Grenada), Bernard Ettinoffe (Dominica), Vincent Fevrier Hippolyte (Saint Lucia), Michael Kersting (SEWERIN Representative), Jermaine Jackson (Jamaica) (© GerEmb)