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Wastewater Management Assistance in Dominican Republic
Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:13 — Demian_FAVACA
The overall objective of the 2014-2018 Farmer to Farmer Program in the Dominican Republic is to increase the resilience of vulnerable populations to the unpredictable impacts of global climate change. By focusing on water management, we hope to achieve this objective through a multi-pronged approach that focuses on: 1) proper management of the Yaque del Norte river basin, 2) improved knowledge of producers, technicians, and community members on ways to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change on agricultural land, and 3) training on the promotion and implementation of strategies and technologies to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Partners of the Americas requested FAVACA's assistance to identify an expert with experience in physical, biological and chemical water quality parameters required for certification. Kevin Carter, Lead Scientist at the South Florida Water Management District, is a well-rounded water resource professional with over 23 years of experience in Florida's urban, agricultural and natural watersheds. Mr. Carter has experience in environmental restoration programs, water resource policy, and development. He traveled July 23 to August 3, 2014 to provide water testing training and identify strategies and technologies to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change. He created a guide on the procedures for measuring water quality, and he provided wastewater management training for banana farmers and technicians.
The Farmer-to-Farmer initiative is funded by the United States Agency of International Development. The result of this project is due to the collaboration of this grant and Partners of the Americas.