With several regional countries, including Dominica, being placed under immediate drought watch or warning for 2016, one Environmentalist here is proposing that public awareness be increased on this threat to Dominica’s water resource.
Environmentalist, Atherton Martin, says it is important to become informed on the underlying causes of the water shortage, and engage in a permanent discussion on the measures to be undertaken to continue steps to preserve, conserve and increase the volume of portable water.
According to Martin, for a number of years, several warnings have been issued about bad practices which would result in diminishing water resources, but no heed was paid to these warnings.
Meanwhile, Martin says Dominica has a unique role to play in this water shortage threat.
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