WSD Director calls for more efforts to identify and revive water sources
Director of the Water & Sewerage Department, Perline Scatliffe-Leonard has said efforts must be made to identify and, in some cases, revive water sources such as wells, catchments and ponds to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Delivering remarks for World Water Day 2022 observed on March 22, Scatliffe-Leonard said: “Potable water service can be grossly impacted during hurricanes, power outages, rising sea levels, and other disasters to which we are exposed, and this is why, we must find ways to identify, and in some cases revive our water sources.”
She added that water is life and measures must be taken to ensure that this resource is always available.
“In addition to other initiatives, the department has taken onboard Sustainable Development Goals 6 (SD-6) which is one of the many goals under the United Nations for developing countries, that speaks strictly to water and sanitation. The department continues in its operations and maintenance efforts toward this goal,” the director stated.
The theme for World Water Day 2022 is “Groundwater: making the invisible visible” as groundwater accounts for 99 per cent of all liquid freshwater on earth and has the potential to provide environmental benefits and opportunities.
World Water Day is observed annually and focuses on the importance of freshwater. It also reinforces efforts to raise awareness to the billions of people living without access to safe water.