Environmental Management and Natural Resource Development

Development of Regional Development Plans for the Mayaro/Rio Claro and Sangre Grande Municipalities – Regional Development Company under the Ministry of Local Government, Trinidad and Tobago

The consultancies involve the development of Regional Plans for these Municipalities which would provide strategic land use framework within which detailed policies are framed. It would also provide an appropriate framework and context for preparation of local area plans and development control.


Development of Spatial Development Plans for the Tunapuna/Piarco and Arima Municipalities – Community Improvement Services Limited under the Ministry of Local Government, Trinidad and Tobago

The consultancies involve the development of Spatial Plans for these Municipalities which would provide strategic land use framework within which detailed policies are framed. It would also provide an appropriate framework and context for preparation of local area plans and development control.


Social Impact Assessment (SIA) of the Implementation of a Rapid Rail System in Trinidad and Tobago, DESSAU International Inc., 

This SIA is an important part of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) being conducted and the main objective is to incorporate the social considerations and environmental impacts into a preferred solution selection process for the Rapid Rail System.


Project for the Implementation of the Convention to Combat Desertification – Situational Analysis and Development of a National Action Programme, Ministry of Public Utilities and the Environment, Trinidad and Tobago

The consultancy involves the conduct of a Situational Analysis on Land Degradation and the development of a National Action Programme which identifies the factors contributing to desertification/land degradation in Trinidad and Tobago and develop practical measures to combat these factors.


Socio-economic Assessment of the Southwest peninsula of Trinidad and Tobago – Petrotrin-Trinmar, Trinidad and Tobago

The consultancy involves the conduct of a social survey of the area, which will be used in the development of future Environmental Impact Assessments.


Environmental Impact Assessment on the CDC Multi-purpose Development – Epitome Lodging and Gourmet Enterprises Limited and Coastal Development Company Limited

The consultant was required to write a report documenting the outcome of the Public Participation and Consultation for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on a nature-oriented resort being proposed by Coastal Development Company (CDC) along the North Coast Road, Trinidad. The consultancy included identifying the public and private stakeholders based on their proximity to and the interaction with the proposed development area, and their roles as public regulatory agents and policy makers and statutory authorities; seeking the assistance of stakeholders in providing information appropriate to the proposed development and seeking their inputs into the feasibility of proposed project activities; and identifying issues and mitigation measures for any potential negative impacts.


Management Plan for the North Eastern Side of Tobago – Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the European Commission

The project aimed to regulate, through a Management Plan, an economical development to preserve the natural heritage in the area, enhance the value of environmental resources and boost local existing activities, to promote the equitable distribution of the benefits of both environmental and human existing resources, and to train local authorities and institutions in planning matters and procedures. The consultant was subcontracted by EDG Consultants Limited to act as the local coordinator of the project, providing technical and in-country logistical support, and the production of the thematic and management plan maps.


St. Joseph Estate Resource Evaluation Study – Fred Chin Lee & Associates, Trinidad

In order to allow development of the St. Joseph Estate, the consultant conducted an evaluation study on the Estate to fulfil part of the requirement process for outline approval by Town and Country Planning. Objectives of the study included examining a detailed description of the proposed project, conducting a baseline resource evaluation study that entailed the collection and assessment of data on the environmental characteristics (including socio-economic features) of the site, and preparing a report detailing the design concept of the proposed development and the findings of the baseline study.


Innercob Final Planning Approval Project for Innercob Industries Administration Building, Ethanol Manufacturing Plant, Recycled Paper Tissues Plant and Glass Manufacturing Plant – Innercob Industries (T’dad) Limited

The consultant assisted the company in work related to the completion of four development projects in Trinidad. This work included the assessment of environmental impact statement reports; review of the designs of facilities, services and construction manuals for each development project to determine consistency with project proposals and Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD) requirements; preparation and submission of documentation for final planning approval; and liaising with TCPD to provide additional information or elaboration as required.


Development of Land Use Plan and Development Proposals for the Local Area of Curepe/St. Augustine/Tunapuna/El Dorado/Tacarigua – The Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (UDeCOTT)

In preparation for the formulation of a local area plan and development proposal for Curepe/St. Augustine/Tunapuna/El Dorado/Tacarigua area, the consultant undertook a planning assessment/scoping exercise that involved an analysis and evaluation of conditions in the area, identification of key planning and development issues, establishment of the precise physical boundaries, and preparation of detailed terms of reference to guide the preparation of the plan at a later stage.


Planning Assessment/Scoping Exercise (Mayaro/Guayaguayare) – The Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (UDeCOTT)

In-keeping with The National Physical Development Plan (1984), a growth centre strategy was identified within a framework of a larger national settlement strategy designed to redress the economic and social imbalances existing between the developed urban and underdeveloped rural areas, and effect savings and efficiency in investment on infrastructural works by concentrating growth at a few selected points. The consultant provided an assessment of a selected settlement which was limited to an analysis and evaluation of the current conditions within the settlement, identification of key planning and development issues, establishment of physical study boundaries and preparation of detailed terms of reference for a local area plan.


Environmental Impact Statement of the Cape Development Project – Cape Development Limited (in association with Environmental Solutions Limited, Jamaica)

The consultant prepared an EIS for submission to the Town and Country Planning Division for The Cape Development Limited. This company intended to carry out a land development project at the Lagon Doux Estate, Mayaro, a project that involved the establishment of a resort complex including the development of up-market residential lots, a golf course, and a hotel resort.


Environmental Impact Statement of the Atlantic Bay Resort Development – Atlantic Bay Development Company (in association with Environmental Solutions Limited, Jamaica)

The consultant prepared an EIS for submission to Town and Country Planning Division for The Atlantic Bay Development Company. This company sought to develop 162.5 hectares of land for the establishment of a resort complex at the St. Bernard Estate, Manzanilla-Mayaro Road, Mayaro.


National Parks and Watershed Management Project – Watershed Areas: Development of Watershed Management Plans and Related Studies – Trinidad and Tobago – The World Bank

The consultant developed a management plan and implementation strategy for each of the watersheds – Courland, Maraval and St. Anns/Port of Spain. This included proposing a management plan for each watershed/sub-watershed; developing an appropriate strategy for institutional strengthening and human resource development of the Watershed Management Unit, taking into consideration inter-departmental links within the Ministry of Agriculture and its collaboration with other governmental and non-governmental agencies; and developing a research programme geared at improving the management methods and conservation techniques of the watersheds.


Environmental Data and Information Project: Socio-Economics – Environmental Management Authority (EMA), Trinidad and Tobago

The consultant provided data and information on the socio-economic component of the Environmental Data and Information Project for use by the EMA in environmental management in Trinidad and Tobago. Consultancy services included the identification, evaluation and synthesizing of all existing socio-economic data and information in environmental management in the country; and socio-economic factors affecting environmental management, non-governmental (NGO) and community-based (CBO) organisations which contribute to management of the environment.


Environmental Data and Information Project: Land – EMA
The consultant provided data and information on land resources for use by the EMA in environmental management in Trinidad and Tobago.

Consultancy services included the identification, evaluation and synthesizing of all existing data and information on land use in environmental management in the country in order to create a comprehensive and organised database to assist in the delivery of programmes for integrated environmental management in the delivery of the National Environmental Information System (NEIS), as well as socio-economic factors affecting environmental management, non-governmental (NGO) and community-based (CBO) organisations that contribute to management of the environment.


National Parks and Watershed Management Project – World Bank

The consultant identified sub-watersheds in northwest Trinidad and in Tobago for first priority intervention.


Socio-Economic Impact of the New Maracas Bay Facilities – National Insurance Property Development Company (NIPDEC)

The consultant evaluated the socio-economic impact of the Maracas Bay facilities on the resident population.

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