Climate-Resilient Water Sector in Grenada (G-CREWS) (GCF-FP059)

  • Grenada
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Feb 27, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Ministry of Finance, Energy, Economic Development, Planning & Trade
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.82 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 35.290
Converted using 2018-06-27 exchange rate.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 40.82 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 48.65 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 42.057
Converted using 2018-06-27 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Jul 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 6, 2018

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Project Description
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According to the Green Climate Fund, this project will help the water sector in Grenada to undergo a comprehensive transformation on multiple levels. To obtain this objective, the project has __ components:

  1. Climate-resilient water governance. Under this component, a water resource management unit will be established, a climate-responsive water tariff will implemented, and there will be a cross-sectoral mainstreaming of climate resilience into policies, plans, and regulations of water-related sectors.
  2. Climate-resilient water users. This component aims to strengthen adaptive capacity and reduce risk exposure through creating a challenge fund to promote the adoption of water-efficient solutions in the agriculture and tourism sectors. It will also raise awareness of the issues through awareness, education, and outreach.
  3. Climate resilient water supply systems. This component involves investments in infrastructure to assure water availability, increasing existing potable water storage capacity in medical centers, nd reduce disruptions in Grenada's water supply systems. 
  4. Additional contributions of the water sector to Grenada's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Climate Agreement. In this component, strategies for reducing water loss will be implemented.
  5. Regional learning and replication. This component allows fo the creation of best practice sharing mechanisms and learnings in the region. 
People Affected By This Project
People Affected By This Project refers to the communities of people likely to be affected positively or negatively by a project.

The project proposal states that the whole population of Grenada (approx. 106,000 people, of whom about 50 % are of female female) will be beneficiaries of this project. 

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Government of Grenada co-financing: EUR 4.267 million (approximately US$4.95 million)

Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) Grant: EUR 2.50 million (approximately US$2.9 million)

Contact Information
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Mr. Jochen Quinten 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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