10 April 2019

Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management (CReW)

Written by IADB and UNEP
10 April 2019

Date of effectiveness: 2011

The GEF funded Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management (CReW) is a four-year project that began in 2011. It is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The increasing demand for sustainable financing for implementing cost-effective, appropriate solutions to pollution problems including those resulting from poor wastewater management means that the CReW project offers great potential for replication, not just within the region, but globally.  

Implementation of the GEF CreW Project is a small but notable step to safeguard human health while securing our natural resources and ensuring their continued contribution to national and regional economic development.

It aims to:

  1. Provide sustainable financing for the wastewater sector
  2. Support policy and legislative reforms, and
  3. Foster regional dialogue and knowledge exchange amongst key stakeholders in the WCR.