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UN appoints UB to investigate Bahamas Water Security

#Bahamas, September 25, 2017 – Nassau – When the College of the Bahamas, last November became the University of The Bahamas it was discussed that the institution would support research to enhance the quality of life for the country… well last Wednesday, #UB was given a major mandate by the United Nations and it will impact water resource management.

UNESCO, which is the education, culture and scientific arm of the UN is working with the Bahamas Ministry of Education, to establish a UB based committee which will take on initiatives to improve how we see and preserve water as a resource.    It was explained in a BIS media release that the committee will focus on water resource education and water governance in The Bahamas.

During the meeting of some 60 international delegates at the #UNESCO International Hydrological Programme at the British Colonial Hilton last week, it was agreed that countries have to conjure up ways now to mitigate against climate change and adaptation in order to avoid – year after year – seeing the negative impact of hurricanes on water supplies repeated.  Small Island Developing States were called upon to consider robust ways to ensure water security.



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