The Dominican Republic has made great strides in recent years in terms of economic growth. Yet, the country still has a long way to go in terms of its water-related challenges. The 'Dominican Republic Water Sector Report 2021' provides insight into the state of water resources in the Dominican Republic and informs on activities being done to ensure proper management of these resources.
In September 2020, the Dominican Government established a special Cabinet for the water sector, as a mechanism to define, coordinate and monitor water related policy, strategy, programmes, actions and budget. The country is also in the process of updating the National Hydrological Plan, which is expected to be ready in 2023. The new plan will provide updated data on water availability and demand by regions and economic sectors, and will present a roadmap for prioritisation of investments in the water sector, particularly oriented towards water resources management.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Santo Domingo, through H.E. Ambassador Annemieke Verrijp and Commercial Liaison Officer Reinier Davina, has compiled the 'Dominican Republic Water Sector Report 2021'. It shows the current state of water resources in the Dominican Republic and the measures being taken by the Dominican Government to both ensure the proper management of these resources and promote investment in water infrastructure projects.
To learn more about the Dominican water sector and access the report, click here.