This national adaptation strategy aims to address the impact of climate change on water resources in Belize, namely for agricultural, industrial and domestic/residential purposes. This strategy outlines five key adaptation actions, which include the establishment an agency to execute integrated water resources management; strengthening the existing institutional and human resources capacities in the water sector for improved management practice, formalizing the legal mandate and operations of the National Climate Change Committee, strengthening the trans-boundary relationships to cover the impacts of climate change on the water sector; and increasing public awareness and education in water culture and climate change.
Implementation of this Strategy and Action Plan is estimated to cost BZ$ 4.5 over a five year period. The financing is projected to come from a combination of domestic and international resources. The successful implementation of the Action Plan will require effective transboundary cooperation between Belize, Mexico and Guatemala.