Published 6 October 2023
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PRIME MINISTER DR. DREW HIGHLIGHTS WATER SCARCITY CONCERNS AT GRENADA’S HIGH-LEVEL CLIMATE CHANGE DIALOGUE
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 05, 2023 (SKNIS): In a pivotal discussion at Grenada’s High-Level Climate Change Dialogue (September 28-29), St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew underscored the pressing issue of water scarcity, emphasizing its significance in the broader context of climate change challenges faced by Small Island Developing States.
During his address, Prime Minister Drew specifically highlighted the alarming water scarcity situation in the northern part of the Leeward Islands. He attributed this pressing concern to the cumulative impacts of climate change and the El Niño phenomena.
Speaking at the October 05 edition of The Roundtable, Dr. Drew further emphasized the palpable effects of climate change.
“The symptoms of climate change are all around us – from the encroachment of Sargassum seaweed on our coasts, the extreme temperature rises to the urgent water scarcity issue we are now facing,” he said.
Prime Minister Dr. Drew highlighted the importance of awareness and action.
“It’s vital to educate our citizens about climate change’s profound effects and to take swift, proactive steps in response. Addressing these challenges is foundational to our Sustainable Island State vision,” said the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Drew’s concentrated focus on water scarcity in his remarks exemplifies St. Kitts and Nevis’s dedication to confronting climate change’s repercussions and championing a resilient future.
PRIME MINISTER HON. DR. TERRANCE DREW