Saint Lucia’s Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for the Water Sector (Water SASAP) 2018-2028, has been designed on a ten-year framework for action to reduce water-related risks induced by climate change and climate variability in Saint Lucia and to build capacities of relevant actors for ensuring the sustainable management of water resources and services under current and future climatic conditions. The Water SASAP, funded with the support of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), builds on previous efforts and projects, and is the product of an in-depth contextual analysis and search for potential effective solutions to the country’s water-related challenges under a changing climate, supported by a multi-stakeholder consultative process.
It consists of 70 adaptation measures deemed critical for improving water resource and service management and reducing water-mediated climate change impacts in the country. The measures, endorsed by relevant stakeholders, offer solutions to information, technical, institutional, financial, regulatory and policy limitations hampering adaptation in the water sector. In the SASAP, the adaptation measures are grouped under 13 strategic objectives and contribute to 4 major expected outcomes, all aligned with the Climate Change Adaptation Policy’s (CCAP’s) implementation elements (facilitation, implementation and financing).
Publisher: Government of Saint Lucia