Climate change puts pressure on failing Caribbean water supplies

While most people outside of rural mountainous areas in the Caribbean are connected to the public water supply, they frequently face outdated infrastructure in need of repair, resulting in major losses of drinking water. Although the region enjoys relatively high standards of living, with most countries defined by the UN as “upper-middle income.” This excludes them from much international development funding. At the same time, high levels of public debt combined with their vulnerability to climate change makes it difficult to secure investment in infrastructure.