Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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Coastal region and small island papers 2

IV. Conclusions and recommendations

A. GENERAL

Steps should be taken to:

B. FRESHWATER MANAGEMENT

Current management of watersheds and extraction of ground water has resulted in a deterioration in the supply and quality (due to pollution and salt-water intrusion). The main problem is an institutional one, in that water management and extraction is handled by four competing agencies. It is therefore recommended that:

C. REGIONAL COOPERATION

Steps should be taken to encourage Haiti to become involved in CARICOMP and COSALC programmes in order to establish useful contacts and collaboration with counterparts in neighbouring countries.

D. INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS

To improve the integrated management of the coastal zone it is recognized that certain institutional developments are required. The following conclusions were drawn:

E. TRAINING AND EDUCATION

A major training and education programme must accompany the implementation of project activities.

F. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PILOT PROJECT

It should be noted that, at the end of this seminar and working sessions, an agreement was reached between the Foundation for the Protection of Marine Biodiversity and Quisqueya University to cooperate in matters related to coastal and marine activities.

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