Dr. Adrian Cashman has over 40 years of experience in the water sector. He served as Director of the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), University of the West Indies (UWI) and was responsible for introducing the postgraduate water resources management specialization into the CERMES taught masters programme.
Dr. Cashman has worked in the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe as a consultant and an academic. He has been a Principal Investigator and researcher on a number of research projects on the impact of climate change on water availability in the Caribbean. His published works cover a diverse range of fields including critical accounting, geography, resource management and future studies with nearly 40 peer reviewed publications as well as conference proceedings, presentations and book chapters.
He has worked across the Caribbean and with a wide range of international and regional organisations on water and climate related matters. He is on the global Technical Advisory Committee of Global Water Partnership, is Vice-Chair of the GWP-Caribbean Technical committee, and over the last 10 years has taken part in the annual Caribbean High Level Ministerial Water Forum. He has worked with regional organisations including; the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Food and Agricultural Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme in the Caribbean, United Nations Development Programme, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, as well as UK Government Departments, UK Water Industry Research, the House of Lords, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. His association with Grenada goes back to 2007 when he worked with FAO on developing a water policy and IWRM roadmap for the country. He has a particular interest in Carriacou and most recently has published research into the impact of climate change on migration in Carriacou. Since leaving the UWI he has continued to work water and climate projects with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, the IADB, CARPHA, and others.