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ManagementSoufriereDominica is located at 15˚ 30’ North Latitude and 61˚25’ West longitude. It is a 751km² island dominated by a chain of mountains which forms a central ridge. The island has very steep topography with the highest peak, Morne Diablotin, topping off at a height 1730 m. The islands soils are easily erodible thus Dominica’s steep slopes are subject to a high level of erosion. The island is the Caribbean’s “Nature Isle”, known for its forests and many rivers. Dominica has nine active volcanic sites associated with a number of hot springs and fumaroles which are key tourism attractions. Due to its steep topography, towns and major habitation are concentrated in the narrow coastal belts. The capital Roseau is located on the South West coast.
Dominica has a humid tropical marine climate. Rainfall ranges from 1200mm per annum on the leeward side of the island to over 10 000mm per annum within the central mountainous areas. The dry season is from January to May with the rainy season from June to November. Being in the Atlantic Hurricane belt, Dominica is often impacted on by hurricane conditions including strong winds, generally accompanied by heavy rainfall and storm surges in coastal areas

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Related posts and updates on recent activities:

  • Information Sharing on Low-Chemical Agricultural Practices Supported by Ministries of Agriculture and Community Organisations of the OECS under the CATS Programme Saint Lucia has been conducting many training sessions on non-chemical use within the agricultural sector.  These have been facilitated by Agronomist, Thaddeus Constantine of the Ministry of Agriculture.  Several private and public sector entities within the State have also benefitted from the technical expertise of Mr. Quint Odlum, on the installation and application of biogas ...
  • Dominica: Community members complete 3D model for spatial planning Roseau. April 15, 2015. Over 30 community members from the Soufriere-Scotts Head-Gallion area and representatives from various government ministries completed a three dimensional model of their communities to help with spatial planning. The completed model was formally handed over to the Soufriere-Scotts Head-Gallion Village Council on April 14, 2015 with the understanding that it can be ...
  • CATS 2 – Congratulations – Five Successful National LOF-SAP Conferences for Sustainable Management of MMAs … what a title National Policy Conferences on the Strategic Action Plans for the Improvement of the National Legal and Organisational Frameworks (SAP-LOF) for the Sustainable Management of Marine Managed Areas In short: National SAP-LOF Conferences. Saint Kitts and Nevis – 14th April 2015 Dominica – 30th April 2015 7th May 2015 – Grenada Saint Lucia – 12th May 2015 Saint Vincent ...
  • CATS 2 Video Documentary on Strategies for Sustainable Financial Management of Marine Managed Areas MMA published https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkazsthSScs&feature=youtu.be 16-21 June 2014 The successful workshop initiated the preparation of the MMA Management Plans, the cornerstone of sustainable financial management and an important milestone in the operational plans of each country MMA. The workshop was attended by 35 participants from the MMAs in the 5 countries and partner organisations closely involved marine resource management. These included, in ...
  • Press Release February 2015 – RISE TO THE CHALLANGE The German Development Cooperation (GIZ), and the Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) jointly operate the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions Programme (CATS) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and CARICOM. CATS advocates a ‘ridge-to-reef’ approach to foster both the conservation of marine ...
  • Five financing and assistance agreements signed in 2013! In 2013, several bankable infrastructure projects were quickly identified through successful collaboration with selected partners in three of the eight member states. A total of five financing and assistance agreements were signed for these projects. The project focuses on improving the supply of drinking water and environmentally-friendly sanitary solutions. In addition to increasing climate resilience by ...

Useful Resources:

  • pdf CATS 1 Sustainable Sewage Solutions for Sufriere
    Soufriere's Alumn Stream Soufriere/Dominica, December 2014
    CARPHA/GIZ/2014
    Date added: June 9, 2015 7:24 am Attachment size: 1 MB
  • pdf CATS 1 P3DM process
    Constructing the model of the Soufriere-Scotts Head- Gallion area, Dominica
    CANARI/GIZ/2015
    Date added: June 9, 2015 9:18 am Attachment size: 751 kB
  • pdf CATS 1 Water Quality Report
    Watershed Assessment and Water Quality Assessment Soufriere's Alumn Stream, Dominica
    CARPHA/GIZ/2015
    Date added: August 12, 2015 6:36 am Attachment size: 6 MB