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Support a resilient ocean-based society in SIDS through water access and renewable energy
by Italy (Government)
Caricom - Objective of the projects is to design and install two salt water reverse osmosis systems for deliver potable water to Port Elisabeth (St. Vincent and Grenadines) and to the city of Hillsborough and surrounding areas (island of Carriacou, Grenada). Each of the two systems will comprise: A Salt Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) system with a capacity of producing 300 m3 /day. A grid-tied Photo Voltaic system with a capacity of 150 Kwp; A water storage system capable of storing 378 m3 of water (100000 gallons); A water distribution system with home connection capability.

Maldive - Objective of the projects is the realization of a desalinating sea water plant through the reverse osmosis plant and a photovoltaic cell to electrically power this latter, so as to ensure sustainability of the intervention. Notice is hereby given that the process is called reverse osmosis and is the foundation of many desalination plants around the world. The water is forced through polymer membranes that allow water molecules to pass, blocking, however, the salts and other inorganic impurities .
Progress reports
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
December 2017
Maldives - Planning and installation of an operational salt water reverse osmosis system and Planning and installation of an operational grid tied photovoltaic system
December 2018
Saint Vincent and Grenadines - Planning and installation of an operational salt water reverse osmosis system with a capacity of 300 m3 /day and Planning and installation of an operational grid tied photovoltaic system with a capacity of 150 Kwp
December 2018
Grenada - Planning and installation of an operational salt water reverse osmosis system with a capacity of 300 m3 /day and Planning and installation of an operational grid tied photovoltaic system with a capacity of 150 Kwp
Financing (in USD)
2,687,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: July 2017 - December 2018
Partners
CARICOM Italian Ministry of Environmental Land and Sea (IMELS) - Government; Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) National Water and Sewage Authority (Grenada) - Private sector; Grenada Electricity Services Limited (GRENLEC)- Private sector; Grenada Electricity Services Limited (St. Vincent and Grenedines) private sector; St. Vincent and the Grenadines Electricity Services Limited private sector. MALDIVES Italian Ministry of Environmental Land and Sea (IMELS) - Government; The Marine Research and High Education Center University of Milano-Bicocca
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Grenada
Maldives
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Francesco La Camera, Director General of the Department for Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, European Union and International Affairs, SVI-UDG@minambiente.it, +390657228101
Rome, Italy
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