Water Security and Services in The Caribbean

Mar 2013
This paper provides an overview of the major factors influencing water security in the Caribbean Region. Given the diversity of the region, this will necessarily entail a "broad brush" approach; to balance this, case studies are used to illustrate some of the points being made. A broad outline of the state of water resources and service provision is given, along with discussions, grouped under four headings, of the factors affecting the supply and demand for the goods and services that water makes available. The potential impact of future changes, such as demographics, climate change, and economics, are also explored.