The Water and Sewerage Corporation recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IsraAID for the development and implementation of a Sustainable Groundwater Management Project (SGMP) in Abaco following the passage of Hurricane Dorian in 2019. The contract was signed by WSC Executive Chairman Hon. Adrian Gibson, MP (and witnessed by WSC GM Mr. Elwood Donaldson).
IsraAID is an Israel based non-governmental organization founded in 2001 and since its inception, they have worked in over 50 countries providing post disaster assistance utilizing an extensive roster of Israeli and international experts. During this project, IsraAID will be working closely with Corporation personnel to develop and implement a groundwater management system for Abaco utilizing a series of monitor wells equipped with sensors to provide data to a central Microsoft Access database that will guide our management of the Abaco aquifer system. The project commenced in December 2020 and is expected to be completed by late 2021.
The Corporation has identified staff from Abaco, along with New Providence, Andros and other islands to participate in this project with the view of expanding the project to other islands utilizing the skills and technology acquired. A similar project is being implemented in Grand Bahama involving the Grand Bahama Utility Company and IsraAID. The long term goal is to ensure that our natural resources, in this case groundwater, is properly and sustainably managed now and into the future for the benefit of all
Bahamians and visitors to our shores.
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