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    Dr. Al Duda Interview in Islands Business

    The recently retired Senior Advisor on International Waters at the Global Environment Facility, Dr. Al Duda was featured in the April 2012 edition of “Islands Business” magazine. The interviewed focused on the GEF Pacific IWRM Project and future needs for the Pacific Islands region. In discussing current initiatives of the project, Dr. Duda noted that “Most of the countries’ IWRM demonstration projects are on track. The demonstrations are showing the types of things that are needed, that need to be up-scaled for the future”.

    He noted further that “Much progress is being made on national laws, national policies, the tough decisions that cabinets need to make to deal with global pressures. So as a result of these projects in two years the cabinets of all the countries, I believe, will be ready to take those difficult decisions on utility reform, on agriculture, on imports and exports, on the tourism sector, so that they can fashion a sustainable future”.

    The full PDF extract of this from Islands Business can be downloaded at the end of this post.

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