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Make More Climate-Smart And Resilient Houses

Make More Climate-Smart And Resilient Houses

Engineers, who are often ‘the lead’ on major housing development projects, are being urged to construct climate-smart and resilient homes and buildings in Jamaica, by implementing water-adaptation measures, such as water-harvesting systems and water-efficient fixtures. Cicyln Joseph-Johnson, senior project manager at The Jamaica National Group, made that recommendation in her address to participants at Engineers’ Week 2018, which was held…

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Celebrating water bill reduction

Celebrating water bill reduction

Staci Ann Williams, a resident of Portsmouth in Portmore, St Catherine was constantly faced with high water bills; however, today she is happy that the bill is moving in a positive direction, after she installed a high-efficiency shower head received from JN Bank under JN’s Water Project. Williams, who lives with her extended family of 11, said that her family’s water…

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JN Water Project urges conservation with special devices

JN Water Project urges conservation with special devices

With some parishes across the country already experiencing drought conditions and others forecasted to be affected into September, Jamaicans are being urged to conserve water and implement measures that will assist in saving the precious commodity. The JN Foundation through its Water Project is encouraging Jamaicans to make necessary changes to help save water. These changes include the use of…

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Jamaicans to Benefit from JN Water Project

Jamaicans to Benefit from JN Water Project

Jamaicans to Benefit from JN Water Project A typical single family home in Jamaica uses approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of water per month with approximately10 per cent being wasted, according to data from the National Water Commission (NWC). However, the public company with responsibility for the distribution of potable water across the country notes that water consumption at home…

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JN Water Project Makes Conservation Call

JN Water Project Makes Conservation Call

JN Water Project Makes Conservation Call On the occasion of World Oceans Day last Friday, water expert Dr Kwame Emmanuel reinforced the importance of the country’s water resources and urged Jamaicans to take better care of rivers, streams, underground aquifers, and the sea, while also conserving that which comes from the pipe. “The damage we do to the environment will impact…

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Establish Water Efficiency Standards – Kwame Emmanuel

Establish Water Efficiency Standards – Kwame Emmanuel

Establish Water Efficiency Standards – Kwame Emmanuel A water resources management expert is encouraging the Government to establish water efficiency standards, which he projects will save the country millions of dollars in the long term. Dr Kwame Emmanuel, associate lecturer in Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies, Mona, and project manager for The Water Project, made…

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Too much water going down the toilet

Too much water going down the toilet

Too much water going down the toilet JN Foundation is teaming up with two multinational organisations to have Jamaicans install low-flush toilets as a means of saving water to improve the country’s resilience to climate change events. Water adaptation expert and project manager for the Water Project Dr Kwame Emmanuel explained that more than 70 per cent of the water…

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JN Partners With IDB On Water Conservation Loans

JN Partners With IDB On Water Conservation Loans

JN Group, through its bank and foundation, will be financing water projects from a $800 million pool of funds that are meant to make the commodity more accessible. Under an agreement signed Friday with the Inter-American Development Bank, JN Bank Limited will start issuing water loans from a $736 million cache to developers whose water projects include sustainable conservation measures. JN, which…

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Gov’t endorses JN Water Adaptation Project

Gov’t endorses JN Water Adaptation Project

The Government has endorsed a $738.7-million (US$5.75 million) water adaptation project being initiated by the Jamaica National (JN) Group, with loan funding support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The initiative will facilitate on-lending of the funds, through JN Bank, to real estate developers to finance housing projects incorporating water-efficiency technologies that yield conservation, particularly within households. These include rainwater…

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