World Water Day highlights essential, interconnected role of water – UN SG

first_img Management of water systems Multi-disciplinary approach needed for sustainable, secure water futureWorld Water Day is being observed on 22 March 2015 under the theme Water and Sustainable Development. Its observance is an important reminder of the central function of water in all facets of our existence. The provision of reliable potable water is essential for food and nutrition security, environmental sustainability,…March 21, 2015In “Audio”Partnerships crucial for water sustainability – CARICOM ASGAs the world observes International Water Day on March 22, 2015, Assistant Secretary-General, Directorate of Human and Social Development, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Dr. Douglas Slater, has underscored the importance of partnerships in achieving sustainable water management. In a message to mark the occasion, Dr. Slater noted that partnerships remained…March 20, 2015In “CARICOM”Gender, climate change in focus at sanitation workshopThe Global Environment Facility-funded-Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management (GEF-CReW) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will collaborate with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Water and Sewerage Association Inc. (CAWASA) to convene a one-week workshop on Governance and Sanitation in Antigua and Barbuda. The workshop began…February 24, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp Cholera coalition urges stepped-up support of water for… Mar 21, 2015 You may be interested in… The onset of climate change, growing demand on finite water resources from agriculture, industry and cities, and increasing pollution in many areas are hastening a water crisis that can only be addressed by cross-sectoral, holistic planning and policies – internationally, regionally and globally. Among the most urgent issues are access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Despite progress under the Millennium Development Goals, adopted in 2000, some 750 million people — more than one in ten of the world’s population — remain without access to an improved water supply. Women and children, in particular, are affected by this lack, as not only is their health compromised, but considerable hours are wasted in the unproductive – and sometimes dangerous – business of collecting water. The statistics on sanitation are even less encouraging. Some 2.5 billion people still live without improved sanitation, and a billion people practice open defecation, making sanitation the least successful area of the MDGs. We cannot achieve a world of dignity, health and prosperity for all until we address this urgent need. Our sustainable future is also jeopardized by climate change, which is why United Nations Member States are working hard towards a meaningful, universal climate agreement this December in Paris. Over the coming years, greenhouse gas emissions will have to significantly decline in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change, which include changed weather patterns and the threat of water scarcity in large parts of the world. To address the many challenges related to water, we must work in a spirit of urgent cooperation, open to new ideas and innovation, and prepared to share the solutions that we all need for a sustainable future. If we do so, we can end poverty, promote global prosperity and well-being, protect the environment and withstand the threat of climate change. (United Nations) [su_box title=”World Water Day” style=”soft” box_color=”#54c0f0″] In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.[/su_box] Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… center_img United Nations Secretary-General’s Message for World Water Day 2015 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon (Photo via UN) This year, as the UN prepares to adopt a new post-2015 sustainable development agenda in September, World Water Day highlights the essential and interconnected role of water. We rely on water for public health and equitable progress, it is essential for food and energy security, and it underpins the functioning of industries. Mar 22, 2015 Multi-disciplinary approach needed for sustainable, secure… Mar 22, 2015last_img read more

Special COTED on transportation matters being held in St. Vincent and the…

first_img Region must harmonise measures, digitise processes to… ST ANN’S DECLARATION ON CSME @caricomorg— CARICOM (@CARICOMorg) December 5, 2018 Aug 10, 2020 The Meeting will fulfill a mandate from the special session of the Conference of Heads of Government on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) which was held in Trinidad and Tobago in December last year. At the December meeting, Heads of Government said that they would examine the re-introduction of the single domestic space for passengers in the Region. They agreed to work towards having a single security check for direct transit passengers on multi-stop intra-Community flights. The Heads of government also decided that they would conduct a special session on Air and Maritime Transportation at the Intersessional meeting of the Conference 26-27 February 2019 to focus “on this critical aspect of integration as a whole and the CSME in particular”. The decisions of the COTED Meeting on Transportation will inform the agenda of that special session. The Intersessional Meeting will be held in St. Kitts and Nevis. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 17, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… A special meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) focusing on Transportation, will be held Monday in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, who is lead Head of Government with responsibility for Air and Maritime Transportation, will host the Meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Regional Ministers with responsibility for the Transport sector will hold discussions on a number of critical matters including the restructuring of the Regional Transportation Commission. The meeting will also hold talks on the Regional Maritime Safety and Security Oversight System (RMSSOS), and strengthening institutional capacity to deliver on the rights, benefits and obligations under the Multilateral Air Services Agreement (MASA). The establishment of a single air space is also on the agenda of the meeting as is the movement of agricultural products. CARICOM Formulating Energy Security Strategy Oct 6, 2020 13th Annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum to be… You may be interested in… Oct 1, 2020 Regional Transportation, CSME among matters for CARICOM Heads’ attentionEnhancing regional air and maritime transportation and further advancing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) are among matters for deliberation when CARICOM Heads of Government hold their 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, 26-27 February. Heads of Government will examine recommendations from a Special Meeting of…February 22, 2019In “CARICOM”CARICOM Heads of Government committed to competitive transportation industryHeads of Government of CARICOM are committed to deliver a competitive transportation industry, and are looking for the right model that would be fiscally appropriate for the provision of transportation services in the Region. The CARICOM Heads of Government had extensive discussions on regional transportation during their two-day Intersessional Meeting…March 5, 2019In “Associate Member States”Regional Transportation Commission meets in GeorgetownThe Regional Transportation Commission (RTRC) met at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on February 1, to continue its work towards the provision of adequate, efficient and safe transportation services at affordable cost to the people of the Community. In July 2013, conscious that transportation services delivered in CARICOM had…February 4, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Referendum Day – Belize

first_img Ministry of Health Confirms 19th Case of COVID-19 CARICOM Election Observer Mission in Belize for ReferendumA Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Election Observation Mission (CEOM) is in Belize for its Wednesday 8 May 2019 Referendum on whether to take the dispute arising from Guatemala’s claim to Belize’s land, insular territories, and the maritime areas pertaining to them, to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for final settlement.…May 8, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Belizeans vote to send territorial dispute with Guatemala to ICJBelizeans have voted to send the territorial dispute with Guatemala to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). A referendum was held on Wednesday, 8 May 2019, with more than 53 000 persons voting to refer the dispute to the ICJ. Total number of ballot papers counted was 96 417, according…May 9, 2019In “Belize”UNGA_ – Statement by Belize’s Foreign Minister Wilfred ElringtonMadame President Heads of State and Delegations Distinguished Ministers Excellencies At the outset I wish to express the sympathies of the Government and people of Belize with the Government and people of Indonesia in view of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which killed over 400 persons. At the same, I…September 30, 2018In “Belize”Share this on WhatsApp Sep 21, 2020 Jun 5, 2020 You may be interested in… No more active cases in Belize The people of Belize vote today on whether to request the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to finally resolve their long-standing territorial dispute with Guatemala. 23 April update – State of Emergency to be extended May 5, 2020 Get the background to the dispute in this Belize Referendum Commission video: 10minICJVideo Apr 24, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence… last_img read more

Water Scarcity May Be New Way of Life for Caribbean, St. Kitts and Nevis Minister…

first_img(SKNIS): Minister of Public Infrastructure, Honourable Ian “Patches” Liburd, says that climate change related challenges such as floods, sea level rise, drought and extreme weather conditions are the new norm for the Caribbean. This statement was made by Minister Liburd during the official media launch (August 13) for the upcoming Conference of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) to be held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort from October 14-18, 2019. “For small island developing states like ours in the Caribbean, where climate variability, where climate change related pressures such as drought and extreme weather compound your graphic industrial and infrastructural issues, we may reconsider and come to grips with the fact that water scarcity may be a new way of life,” said Minister Liburd. Feasibility study proves geothermal potential of St. Kitts and NevisBasseterre, St. Kitts, March 24, 2017 (SKNIS): A feasibility study done by Teranov, a French engineering and services company for new and renewable energy based in Guadeloupe, has proven that there is potential in St. Kitts to develop at least 18 to 36 megawatts of geothermal power. Speaking at the conclusion…March 27, 2017In “CARICOM”Regional delegates excited by prospects of collaboration on geothermal developmentBasseterre, St. Kitts, May 13, 2016 (SKNIS): The Geothermal Regional Forum concluded on Thursday, 12 May, and officials are already buzzing about some of the outcome of the three-day conference that was held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.  Judith Ephraim, Programme Officer at the Sustainable Energy Unit at the…May 14, 2016In “CARICOM”Impact of cooling technologies under discussion in St. Kitts and NevisBasseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): Delegates from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have convened in St. Kitts and Nevis to discuss the growth of cooling technologies such, as air conditioners and refrigerators. They will also consider ways to reduce the environmental impact and  high operating costs of those technologies. The participants…September 13, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Dec 30, 2019 You may be interested in… Jan 27, 2020 CDEMA, UNOCHA host data, information management training in… RFA Mounts Bay visits Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada center_img He said that the Caribbean water sector is in need of change as the availability of water in the Caribbean is at a low. He used examples of Barbados, Jamaica, Dominica and St. Kitts to support his argument. In Barbados, Honourable Liburd said that, “The availability of water in Barbados was some 306 cubic meters per capita per year and made it the fifteenth most water scarce nation in the world.” Jamaica he said had its problems with overburdened water systems with thousands of leaks being reported per year. The minister also went on to say that there was also an issue with drought several years ago where the nation went without water for three days. Additionally, Minister Liburd stated that, “Dominica [is] just recovering from the ravages of Hurricane Maria as its own water services is just being restored as we speak.” Lastly for St. Kitts and Nevis, he said that the statistics from the St. Kitts and Nevis Meteorological Office stated that, the Federation had 63.67 inches of rain last year. “The year before had 27.29 inches of rain and as we speak up to May this year, only 6.4 inches of rain we have received. That tells the story of where we are in terms of scarcity,” he said. The minister further emphasised the need for regional cooperation in this regard, saying that, “regional cooperation or collaboration is required to find a sustainable solution to a global water crisis that will impact over 1.8 billion people it is predicted by 2025.” The honorable minister went on to explain that it is his belief that the Conference of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association will “provide the opportunity to merge all aspects of water management from waste water to drinking water to water and waste water research to utility and infrastructure challenges.” The CWWA is a regional non-governmental organisation established by an Act of Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago in 1991. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM SG emphasises benefits of building regional… Nov 28, 2019 Breadfruit, Climate Change And An Agriculturist’s Vision For… Feb 10, 2020last_img read more

Modine Promotes Scott Wollenberg to Vice President, Global Engineering

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  RACINE, Wis. — Modine Manufacturing Co. has promoted Scott Wollenberg to the newly created position of vice president, global engineering, effective immediately. In this new, officer-level position, Wollenberg retains his responsibility for the company’s global product engineering and research for its vehicular thermal management and other original equipment offerings, as well as for its global research and product planning processes. In addition, he will continue to support the research activities associated with Modine’s commercial HVAC business segment. He will report to Modine President and CEO Thomas Burke.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Scott Wollenberg joined Modine as an applications engineer in 1992 and has continued to demonstrate outstanding technical and business leadership ever since,” said Burke. “We are delighted to acknowledge Scott’s contributions and leadership with this well-earned promotion to vice president, global engineering. Under Scott’s leadership, our engineering team continues to focus on meeting the world’s growing demand for innovative thermal management solutions within the vehicular market, as well as in promising new areas of research within commercial HVAC and other emerging technology.” Wollenberg, 41, is an 18-year Modine veteran. After joining Modine as an applications engineer in 1992, he progressed through a series of increasingly responsible engineering and product management positions, including regional product manager and managing director for the company’s Engine Products Group, while based in Bonlanden, Germany. He was named global engineering director, engine and powertrain cooling products, in 2009. Wollenberg began his career in 1987 in the co-operative program at Harrison Radiator, a division of General Motors. He received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering at the GMI Engineering & Management Institute and his executive MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

I-CAR Names New CEO

first_imgHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The International Board of Directors of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) has appointed John Van Alstyne to the position of CEO and president of the organization. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Tom Moreland, chairman of I-CAR’s International Board of Directors, made the announcement. “The I-CAR Board of Directors, through the work of the board’s CEO Search Committee, has gone through an extensive search and candidate selection process. We had access to a solid pool of highly qualified candidates from which to make our selection,” said Moreland. “From among this rich candidate pool, John Van Alstyne emerged as the leading candidate. John’s extensive experience and his history of success in the automotive industry will be considerable assets as I-CAR continues its work to address the training needs of the auto collision inter-industry.” Van Alstyne brings 25 years of automotive industry experience and a breadth of knowledge, having previously worked for an electric vehicle OEM, global Tier One supplier, a leading provider of engineering and strategic consulting services to the industry and in the automotive aftermarket. He also worked in the area of special metals, dealing with issues of metal joining and welding. He earned an MBA from Michigan State University, participating in its Advanced Management Program, and has a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from Western Michigan University. He is Lean Systems-certified and has been Six Sigma Black Belt Champion trained. Advertisement “Joining I-CAR is very exciting,” said Van Alstyne. “I firmly believe that education is the critical foundation for individual success and fulfillment, and this is I-CAR’s core mission. Further, I see I-CAR as uniquely positioned and equipped to serve the interests of our stakeholders, as well as the end-consumer, working to improve automotive repair processes, technologies and business practices. I look forward to working with the inter-industry and the I-CAR team to continue to advance our industry’s capabilities and the value I-CAR provides to all our stakeholders.” Van Alstyne continued, “I believe that my experience, strengths and background will allow me to connect with I-CAR’s stakeholders. I know only one way to figure out how well a business is doing, and what a business needs to do better: ask the customer and listen. I’ve already learned that I-CAR is relevant, and that there is opportunity to create even more value for I-CAR’s customers, or stakeholders.” I-CAR’s current President and CEO John Edelen offered his congratulations and thoughts on his successor. “I believe that John Van Alstyne is a great choice – great for I-CAR and for the industry it serves. John’s experience and talents will bring much to the organization and to the collision repair inter-industry. I’m looking forward to working with John to ensure a successful transition of the organization to his leadership,” Edelen said. Advertisement Van Alstyne will assume the responsibilities of CEO and president on Jan. 1, 2011.last_img read more

SFNF Seeks Public Comment On Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project

first_imgHistorically, low-to moderate-intensity wildfires burned through the ponderosa pine/dry mixed conifer forests of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains every seven to 15 years. The SFMLR project would use prescribed fire and mechanical and hand thinning to restore frequent-fire forests to their historic natural condition and improve their resilience to major disturbances like wildfire, insects and disease, and climate change. The project also proposes riparian restoration and road improvements and decommissioning to improve watershed health. This work could begin as early as fall 2020. Initial treatments would occur over 10 to 15 years. SFNF News: The SFNF has scheduled two public meetings during the scoping period for Forest Service staff to provide detailed information on the SFMLR project and answer questions. The public meetings will be held on:4:30–7 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2019, at the SFNF Supervisor’s Office, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Hondo Fire Station 2, 645 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe, NM Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), comments received by July 10, 2019, will help determine the scope of the SFMLR project, including the environmental issues to be considered and the SFNF’s proposed action and possible alternatives. The SFNF will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine the environmental impacts of the project. The public will also have an opportunity to comment on the draft EA. If the EA analysis determines that environmental impacts will be significant, the SFNF will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Written comments can also be submitted by mail, email or in person. Additional information on the project and instructions on submitting comments can be found in the scoping document posted on the project webpage. center_img The Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency (SFMLR) project is designed to restore forest and watershed health and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire across approximately 50,000 acres of the SFNF. SANTA FE ― The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is soliciting public input on a proposed forest restoration project in the mountains near Santa Fe. The SFMLR project is part of a larger multi-partner collaborative, the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition, that came together after the Las Conchas Fire in the Jemez Mountains to proactively address the risk of high-severity wildfire and post-fire flooding and debris flow in and around Santa Fe. The Fireshed and the SFMLR project both build on the successful partnership between the City of Santa Fe and the SFNF for the long-term management of the Municipal Watershed to provide a reliable supply of water for city residents by maintaining the health of the forest and mitigating the risk of wildfire within the 17,384-acre watershed. The SFMLR project area includes the terrain flanking both the north and south boundaries of the Municipal Watershed.last_img read more

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

first_imgThanks to our sponsors: Courtesy/LAFM Market Information Courtesy/LAFM LAFM News: or text 505.929.6579, What’s at Thursday’s Farmers Market: Gayle and Conlan JonesSage Coyote FarmIn Tierra Amarilla Kids Corner 9-11 a.m. arts & crafts next Thursday – 10 a.m. Ice Cream Social Music all month by the LA Youth Jazz band! Apricots- Plums- Peaches- Cherries-Apples Pork-Lamb-Beef-Yak Lavender Body Products- Vegan Body Products- Goat Milk Soaps Apple Cider- Snow Cones- Dried Apple -Apple wood Squash- Onions- Garlic- Beets- Turnips- Radishes- Peas- Green Beans Squash Blossoms- Beans- Bolitos Beans- Black Beans- Quiche- Tea Breads- Cookies- Cake- Scones- Tarts- Buns Burritos- Tacos- Sharpening Service- Kettle corn Worm castings, Compost- Plants- Weavings-Eggs- Honey, Honey sticks- salad Mixes- Romain Lettuce- Tomatoes- Potatoes- Carrots- Vinegar- Cut flowers- Vegetable starts Sage decorations-Aprons-Baskets and Market bags! Service spotlight Vendors of the week! Events  L.A. Main StreetL.A. CountyN.M.F.M.A. This week at market: LA County CouncilorsLA County ClerkLA Cares – Bring donations!last_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 59

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 59. Courtesy/NWSThe National Weather Service forecasts a temperature matrix today for cities around the state. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Rio Grande Travel

first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos is DS Travel Consultant Margaret OHalloran-Calabaza at Rio Grande Travel at 911 Central Ave. For more information, click here. The community is encouraged to visit Rio Grande Travel and the other small businesses in the shopping strip where the DMV is despite road construction as access to the parking lot is not impeded. #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img