will incorporate an effective water monitoring network

Will incorporate an effective water monitoring network

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will incorporate: an effective water resources/hydrological monitoring network; implementation of a water loss reduction programme; and development of a water supply drought management plan. Additionally, available water resources will be optimised. The efficient management of water resources is vital to our country’s sustainability. Significant losses within the water distribution network take place as a result of poor maintenance, particularly as it relates to the repair/replacement of pipeline infrastructure. In order to minimise this wastage, a Leak Management Programme will be developed and implemented. The Programme will employ an integrated mix of advanced technologies such as the ‘smart water grid’ distribution network (SCADA) geared towards improving the efficiency of repair works undertaken. 99-100 V I S I O N 2 0 3 0 N AT I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T S T R AT E GY 2 0 1 6 - 2 0 3 0 Development Strategies to 2020
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Strategic Initiatives/Actions 3.1 Improve and expand the road infrastructure network Over the next five years, emphasis will be placed on road maintenance based on a hierarchy of roadways according to the strategic importance of routes. Emphasis will also be placed on the expansion of the road network to facilitate safe, efficient movement of people and goods. Several roads are earmarked for construction: Wallerfield to Manzanilla Highway; Valencia to Toco Highway; San Fernando to Mayaro Freeway ; Scarborough Bypass Road; Chaguaramas Causeway ;Chaguanas Bypass Road; and Moruga Road 3.2 Adopt an integrated planning approach to flood mitigation The piecemeal and localised approach in addressing flooding is uneconomical and unsustainable. Through the development and implementation of an Integrated Flood Management Plan, strategies to maintain or augment the productivity of floodplains while providing protective measures against losses due to flooding, will be adopted. 3.3 Upgrade of drainage systems Measures will be adopted to improve the drainage infrastructure and reduce the incidence of flooding in low lying areas. Focus will be placed on upgrading the following: St. Ann’s River Improvement Works; Maraval River Improvement Works; Diego Martin River Improvement Works; Cipero River Improvement Works; Improvement Works to Pumpin Canal (La Brea); Tunapuna River Rehabilitation and Flood Reduction Works; and Diana River Improvement Works, Phase II Government will also seek to alleviate flooding and improve drainage systems in the city of Port of Spain through the Flood Alleviation and Drainage Programme. The objective of the Programme is to minimize impacts from the lack of, or insufficient, urban drainage infrastructure in critical areas of the city. Specifically, the Programme will support the improvement of catchment management through the implementation of drainage infrastructure, improvement of mobility of the population, and institutional strengthening of the sector.
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