Spatial Modeling of Non-Point Sources of Pollution and Erosion

Workshop participants.

The Buccoo Reef Trust (BRT)/ IWCAM GIS Specialist attended a three day workshop on Spatial Modeling of Non-Point Sources of Pollution and Erosion that was held by CATHALAC and UNEP-CEP at CATHALAC’s offices in the City of Knowledge, Panama City, Panama. Participants from Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago were tutored on and worked with a spatial model (N-SPECT), and proposed the initiation of small studies in the represented countries to explore the technology in a comparitive environment and to assist the implementation of the LBS Protocol under the Cartagena Convention. The spatial modeling technology will also be disseminated to other IWCAM Demonstration Projects via CEHI.