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32 certified in Flood Risk Management

Newly certified in Flood Risk Management. Photo: Department of Information & Public Relations
The training was facilitated by the Ministry of Communications and Works and the Department of Disaster Management. Photo: Department of Information & Public Relations
The training was facilitated by the Ministry of Communications and Works and the Department of Disaster Management. Photo: Department of Information & Public Relations
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Thirty two persons have now received certificates in Flood Risk Management having completed a six day training session organized by the Ministry of Communications and Works and the Department of Disaster Management.

According to a press release dated September 28, 2018 from the Government Department of Information & Public Relations, the training was facilitated through contracted consultants AMEC Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure UK Ltd.

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", the ministry also intends to prepare and execute major flood mitigation works in flood-prone areas. 

Facilitator Dr. Nick Jarritt offering insight on the training said it covered flood risks modeling, flood maps, mitigation measures, community resilience and emergency planning.

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.

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.

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