After public education exercises are completed within a watershed, projects are then developed by bringing together important stakeholders namely, Government Agencies and Ministries; Corporate Entities, Educational Institutions and Community Groups.
The benefits of this collaborative management process was revealed from the pilot project for the Adopt A River Programme which was completed in 2015. In essence, a multidisciplinary team from the Water Resources Agency (WRA), The University and the West Indies (UWI), the Solid Waste Management Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SWMCOL) and the Center for Meterology and Hydrology (CMH) looked towards assessing the impact of the Guanapo Landfill on the environment. At the end of the project, not only had the impacts been characterized but a plan of how to reduce was developed. Further, before the end of the project, a temporary solution to the pollution problem was implemented and for the first time in fifty (50) years, the pollution stream from the landfill did not flow into the river.
The Implementation Unit encourages projects in the following areas: