Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Release Date:
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 5:17pm

32 persons have received certificates in Flood Risk Management having completed a six (6) day training session.

The training was facilitated by the Ministry of Communications and Works and the Department of Disaster Management through the contracted consultants for the hydrology study, AMEC Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure UK Ltd.

Facilitator Dr. Nick Jarritt said the training sessions covered modeling flood risks, understanding flood maps, mitigation measures, community resilience and emergency planning.

Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Works, Ms. Haley Trott said, “The next step for the ministry is to execute quick remedial works on smaller projects that can immediately reduce the impacts of flooding in some locations and prepare to execute major flood mitigation works in highly flood-prone areas.”

Participants at the workshop represented departments including the Public Works Department, Conservation and Fisheries, Department of Disaster Management, Town and Country Planning, Survey Department, and the Water and Sewerage Department.

The training is a part of the Hydrology Study and Flood Risk Reduction of the Road Town Catchment which is a component of the Caribbean Development Bank’s rehabilitation loan funded project from Tropical Storm Otto of 2010.

Author

Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg