October 21, 2020

Cayman Islands water company supports Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s Coral Nursery project


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_REU Student coral nursery dataBlossom Village, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands–(25 March 2015)- Providing a wholesome and reliable supply of drinking water to its customers along the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay service areas of Grand Cayman isn’t the only priority for Cayman Water Company Limited (“CWC”). Through its parent Company, Consolidated Water Company Ltd. (CWCO), CWC recently committed to contributing $19,500 to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) Coral Nursery project in Little Cayman. CWC committed to matching funds donated by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund over a two year period and has already made the first installment of $9,750 in support of the Coral Nursery project. The CCMI Coral Nursery project aims to enhance local populations of the once dominant staghorn coral, the abundance of which has been reduced by almost 90% due to disease, hurricanes and climate change over the past three decades. It is hoped that these funds will support the outplanting of coral grown in the nursery back onto the reefs surrounding the Cayman Islands.

Mr. Peter Quilliam, Field Station Manager for CCMI noted, “We are grateful to Consolidated Water for investing in the future of vibrant coral reefs in the Cayman Islands. The coral nursery is one of CCMI’s most critical research and conservation projects, and CWC’s support is a very uplifting example of what we can achieve working together to help the natural environment regenerate itself.” The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the future of coral reefs through research, conservation, and education.

Mr. Gregory S. McTaggart, CWCO’s Vice President of Cayman Operations said, “The Company is pleased to be given the opportunity to provide financial support to this very worthy project. We believe that the citizens of countries that protect and maintain healthy, natural environments enjoy a higher standard of living and better quality of life than others. And we apply the principles of sustainability and conservation in our own mission of providing the most essential element to life, clean wholesome drinking water.” Consolidated Water’s desalination plants are amongst the most energy efficient in the world.

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. develops and operates seawater desalination plants and water distribution systems in areas of the world where naturally occurring supplies of fresh water are compromised, scarce or nonexistent. The Company operates water production and/or distribution facilities in the Cayman Islands, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and Bali, Indonesia. Consolidated Water has policies in place to direct its limited funds to worthy causes that focus on children’s needs and benefit youth and the environment.

IMAGE: REU student photo: “CCMI Intern Emily Darani on a regular monitoring and cleaning dive at the coral nursery.”

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