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UVI Caribbean Green Technology Center to Host World Water Day Outreach Events in March

In celebration of #WorldWaterDay, the Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) at the University of the Virgin Islands will host World Water Month outreach events throughout March to showcase the ways Virgin Islanders can learn more about water quality, safe drinking water, water conservation strategies, wastewater, and the impacts of drought on agriculture.

CGTC staff are working to help residents learn ways to stay healthy while stretching their dollar when it comes to water. The webinar series will include a range of speakers from US Drought Monitor, National Park Service, farmers and local and national water testing and filtration companies, such as Caribbean Water Technologies based in the USVI, Sawyer Water Filters and Aquagenx.

Dr. Greg Guannel, director of the CGTC indicated that the goal of the month-long series of webinars is to provide useful information to the community so they can make informed decisions about the water they drink and use. “Especially now, as we prepare for hurricane season, it’s important to remember, water quality is a good investment and these workshops can help you to reduce costs and help you maintain safe drinking water which can impact your health,” Guannel stated. “Safe drinking water is important and one way to stay ahead of illness related to water is to be informed so you know what to do and how to keep your water safe, especially if you have small children and seniors at home.” 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link.