Dominican Republic Fact Sheet: Climate Adaptation Measures Project
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Climate Adaptation Measures Project in the Dominican Republic that is promoting appropriate and affordable climate change adaptation strategies that mitigate specific problems related to flooding and unreliable water supply, and to share lessons to encourage other communities to replicate these experiences.
Through this project, USAID is strengthening local capacity to address climate-related risks in communities that are particularly vulnerable to the risks of climate change within the cities of Santo Domingo, San Pedro de Macoris, Santiago and Las Terrenas. Additionally, USAID is promoting enhanced management of critical upstream watersheds that impact the water supply, public health and safety in these communities. This project is helping cities improve their watershed management, green infrastructure development, drinking water quality and waste management.
Results achieved to date through this project include the approval of two resolutions declaring climate change resiliency as a priority, and the establishment of the National Coalition for Resilient Cities with four signed manifestos from community leaders in the four target municipalities committing to increasing resilience.
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