WORKSHOP TO DEVELOP WORKPLAN FOR NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

June 16, 2000

WORKSHOP REPORT

prepared by Cassandra T. Rogers, Ph.D. and Lynette Atwell, B.A,; Dip.

for

USAID/OAS Post- Georges Disaster Mitigation Project

July 6, 2000

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Workshop Objectives
  3. Workshop Description
  4. Plan Outline and Detailed Workplan
  5. Recommendations

List of Appendices


1.0 Introduction

As part of the Post-Georges Disaster Mitigation Project, the USAID / OAS are assisting the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis with the development of a natural hazard mitigation plan. As part of the 14-month process of plan development, two workshops on natural hazard mitigation and mitigation planning were held in St. Kitts and Nevis from June 13 to 16, 2000. The first workshop, an introduction to natural hazard mitigation, was held from June 13 to 15. The second workshop, designed to develop a workplan for the mitigation plan, was held on June 16. Both workshops were held at the Ocean Terrace Inn in Basseterre. This report summarises the activities and recommendations of the second workshop.

2.0 Workshop Objectives

The purpose of the workshop was:

  1. To develop an outline of the proposed natural hazard mitigation plan and
  2. To develop a detailed workplan.

3.0 Workshop Description

The workshop agenda is presented as Appendix 1. Dr. Cassandra Rogers and Mrs. Lynette Atwell facilitated the workshop. Twenty persons from the public and private sector attended (See Appendix 2). These included the majority of members of the Mitigation Guidance Committee and a subset of the participants who had attended the first workshop.

The workshop period was devoted to presentation and discussion of a basic plan outline and to the development of the workplan.

4.0 Plan Outline and Detailed Workplan

Following the workshop, the plan outline was further detailed (Appendix 3). The 12-month workplan, presented as Appendix 4, outlines 23 tasks, along with the specific duties, time allocated, and teams and/or individuals responsible for execution. It is to be noted that the local coordinator would be required to further detail the workplan. Working groups were assigned to compile the hazard and resource data and to perform the capability assessment.

5.0 Recommendations

July 6, 2000


Appendix 1: Workshop Agenda

USAID/OAS POST-GEORGES DISASTER MITIGATION PROJECT

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

WORKSHOP TO DEVELOP WORKPLAN

June 16, 2000

 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

 

  1. Introduction
  2. Organisational structure
  3. Plan Outline
  4. Workplan
  5. Details of workplan
  6. Review

Appendix 2: List of Participants

NAME

ORGANIZATION

POST

TEL

FAX

EMAIL

KENNETH PARKER OAS ST. KITTS NEVIS DIRECTOR 869-465-2636 869-465-1260 @caribsurf.com

OASSKNKP

EDITH ROGERS BRITISH AMERICAN INS. SUPERVISOR 869-469-2348 869-465-7838 BAWIE@
LLEWLLYN NEWTON NEMA (NEVIS) DISASTER COORDINATOR 469-0423 467-5407 odpnevis@caribsurf.com
PATRICK WILLIAMS PPD SENIOR PHYSICAL PLANNING OFFICER 4702-465-2277/ 466-7398 phyplshb@caribsurf.com
CROMWELL WILLIAMS WATER SERVICES DEPT. ASST. ENGINEER 465-2521 EXT. 1128 465-0183 466-7901 WSDSKN@caribsurf.com
AHILL… RAWLINS WATER SERVICES DEPT MANAGER/WATER ENGINEER 465-0183 466-7901 WSDSKN@caribsurf.com
MURCHINSON BEST PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. DIRECTOR 465-0182 465-5501 PWDSKN@Caribsurf.com
ANTHONY EVELYN SKN BUILDING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATIONS PRESIDENT 465-8053 465-5623  
GLEN BART STL KITTS AND NEVIS INFORMATION SERVICE ASSISTANT MANAGER/INFORMATION OFFICER 465-2521 466-4504 SKNINFO@caribsurf.com
CARL HERBERT NEMA ACTING NATIONAL DISASTER COORDINATOR 869-466

5100/6892

869-466-5310 NEMASKB@caribsurf.com
DON GRANT MET. OFFICE/R.L.B.INT. ATC OFFICER 869-465, 2750/49 869-465 9122 Don-sav69@hotmail.com
DWIGHT FRANCIS DEPT. OF LANDS AND HOUSING CHIEF SURVEYOR 465-2521 EXT. 1116 466-9876 Surveyor1@hotmailcom
LEWIS NEWTON PHYSICAL PLANNING UNIT (DEPT OF PLANNING AND DEVT.) PHYSICAL PLANNING OFFICER 469-5521 EXT. 2040 469-5485 Le_Newton@hotmail.com or planevis@caribsurf.com
IVOR W. BLAKE ST. KITTS-NEVIS POLICE (SUPERINTENDENT) DIVISIONAL COMMANDER (869) 465-3131

465-2241

(869) 465-7078 iwBLAKE@YAHOO.COM
MARLENE D. LIBURD COMMUNITY-SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR 465-2531 EXT 1154 (869) 465-1778  
BERNARD WELSH ELECTRICITY DEPT, ENGINEER 465-2013, 465-2002/2 465-1768, 465 - 7308  
BERNEECE HERBERT MINISTRY OF PLANNING ECONOMIC PLANNER 469-5521 EXT.2141 469-5485 Herbertberneece @yahoo.com
LLESTER BLACKETTE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR 469-1763 469-0199 lblackett@hotmail.com
DAVID KEITH OAS PROJECT COORDINATOR 0466-4203, 4465-5634 466-4205 deskeith@caribsurf.com
HILARY HAZEL MINISTRY OF FINANCE, DEVT. PLANNING SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER 465-2521 EXT. 1066 465-7398 Planning stk@caribsurf.com
STEVEN STICHTER OAS PGDM PROJECT MANAGER 202-458-3300 202-458-3560 sstichter@oas.org
LYNETTE ATWELL OAS CONCULTANT CONSULTANT 1-868-676-8730   atwell@tstt.net.tt
CASSANDRA ROGERS OAS CONSULTANT LECTURER, UWI 1-868-662-2002, EXT 3440 1-868-645-7691 crogers@carib-link.net

 

Appendix 3: Plan Outline for St. Kitts and Nevis

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

GLOSSARY

PREFACE

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION

SECTION II - HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

SECTION III - ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF EXISTING SYSTEMS

SECTION IV – PLAN FORMULATION

SECTION V – PHASING AND IMPLEMENTATION

SECTION VI - EVALUATION, MONITORING AND UPDATING

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDICES

  1. CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT SUMMARY
  2. STUDIES IN SUPPORT OF THE PLAN PREPARATION
  3. HAZARD ASSESSMENT
  4. VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
  5. LIST OF SUPPORTING POLICIES

Appendix 4: Detailed Workplan (Attached)