Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation, Adrian Gibson participated in day two of the 15th Annual High Level Forum of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association’s (CWWA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The session began with an opening plenary under the theme, ‘Securing the Caribbean’s Future: Financing the Water and Waste Sectors.’ Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris gave the keynote address.
During the session, discussions centered on areas such as achieving water security in small island developing states, reports on the impact of Hurricane Dorian on the water sector in Abaco and Grand Bahama, and the implementation of a regional strategic action plan on climate change/resiliency.
Mr. Gibson attended the cultural night event at the Governor General’s residence put on by the CWWA and the government of St. Kitts and Nevis. Mr. Gibson chatted with Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton and invited him to The Bahamas and to his constituency, Long Island. The Governor General expressed a keen interest in making an official visit to The Bahamas and visiting Long Island, of which Mr. Gibson shared stories of his upbringing.
During the cultural event Mr. Gibson received a pledge from the CWWA of a donation of $10,000 USD towards WSC’s monumental relief, recovery and restoration efforts in Abaco following Hurricane Dorian.
The CWWA conference and exhibition is sponsored by private, public and international bodies ranging from commercial banks to the IDB, CDB, and UNESCO.