Wastewater Management

Domestic wastewater is the No. 1 point source of pollution entering the Caribbean Sea. Obligations under the LBS Protocol for wastewater are provided in ANNEX III of the Protocol.


The management of domestic wastewater is a priority for our Pollution programme.  

Our activities include support to the Global Partnership for Nutrients Management (GPNM) and the Global Wastewater Initiative (GWI) of UN Environment's Global Programme of Action.  

We are also the regional executing agency for the GEF-CReW: Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management which aims to improve wastewater management in the Wider Caribbean Region.

Latest News on our Wastewater Management Activities

  • We have prepared and submitted a new project concept to the Global Environment Facility as a follow up to our GEF CReW Project
  • We will be highlighting the issue of wastewater at the upcoming Caribbean Public Health Agency Conference 

Learn about the negative impacts of untreated sewage on human health.

For more information on wastewater, download the following Wastewater Fact Sheets