The Programme collaborated with Habitat for Humanity in the implementation of rainwater harvesters in Tobago. Habitat for Humanity’s project which is entitled “Safe Shelter through Landslide Mitigation” is in collaboration with Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and aims to reduce the vulnerability of households in landslide prone areas by improving shelter safety through the building of landslide mitigation measures, including retaining walls, rainwater harvesters and tree and groundcover plantings, with technical support and community training.
The main changes that the project was designed to bring about are:
The Adopt A River Programme assisted by providing the rainwater harvesters which would provide an augmented water supply as part of the social resilience training provided. The project outputs included:
and 50 persons trained in one or more landslide mitigation technique (retaining wall construction and maintenance, rainwater harvesting system construction and maintenance, tree and ground cover planting and care), with a total of 400 persons served.
The programme was able to contribute 3 of the 5 rainwater harvesters towards the project.