The University of Belize through the Natural Resource Management Program from the Faculty of Science and Technology and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), will develop a Management Plan for the Belize River Watershed. The plan will be the first of its kind in Belize and serves as a model for much needed future watershed management.
The project will take a multidisciplinary approach in collecting and consolidating data pertaining to the Belize River Watershed. Through scientific research, stakeholder consultations and community engagement, a sustainable management plan will be produced by identifying long-term monitoring programs and bolstering policies for the protection of Belize’s freshwater resources. This project will also support data collection and finance three student research fellowships along with the purchase of areal monitoring device and laboratory equipment.
The University of Belize embraces the opportunity to develop this management plan as it epitomizes its mandate as a catalyst for change through quality education, research and service.