DOWASCO joins the rest of the world in recognizing World Water Day under the theme “Water for All: Leaving No One Behind”.
Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO), Edward Registe, during his address at the ceremony and exhibition as part of World Water Day at the Windsor Park Stadium mentioned that Dominica’s effort to preserve and conserve the island’s fresh water resources, will serve as a model to many countries which are struggling to manage their water resources.
Registe says that we all have a stake in ensuring that our fresh water resource remains a relevant and significant part of our lives and this can begin with the rivers.
“It is said that water will become the oil of the world in their near future because for so many countries water scarcity is a major issue, and so that positions us here in Dominica, to tell our story of water conservation and preservation to the rest of the region and the world, but we must do all it takes to ensure that we always have that fresh water resource that life depends on.”
Registe confirmed that DOWASCO intends to partner with the Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division in replanting Dominica’s Forests, embarking on the one million trees initiative started last year and also urged Dominicans to assist with this.
He also mentioned that the Meteorological Office is also working in collaboration with DOWASCO in order to conserve and preserve water as climate change also impacts the availability of water.