Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a small dual-island nation in the Caribbean. The population of just over 91,000 relies heavily on tourism for survival. Poverty is widespread, with the average income being just over $18,000 a year.

Tourism has been Antigua’s dominant economic mainstay for the past several decades, and with that major sector of the economy steadily decreasing, the population of unemployed people on the island is on the rise.

Water management is a major concern for the nation because of limited natural fresh water resources. Deforestation for the purpose of increasing crop production is hampering all water management efforts because it is causing rainfall to run off quickly.