Everson J. Peters

Everson J. Peters
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine | UWI · Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Small- and medium-sized construction companies in developing countries are most likely to suffer from the increasing global trend of late payment and nonpayment. This study aims to provide a better understanding of the effect of late payment by ranking the contributory factors and potential strategies to address payment issues as experienced by sma...
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For construction clients, the presence of uncertain information inhibits their ability to choose correctly among project delivery methods because uncertainties maximise the risk associated with the choice. Also, the process of forming an opinion and making a decision contains uncertainty. Fuzzy uncertainties arise because of imprecision in the esti...
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The process of choosing a project delivery method is infused with cognitive uncertainties associated with the decision maker. Fuzzy uncertainties arise because of imprecise understanding and subsequent representation of these uncertainties by the decision maker, whereas random uncertainties arise from variance of these imprecisions. Since there are...
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Wastewater reuse is now widely recognised as an important source of water supply in water-scarce countries and a solution to environmental problems associated with untreated wastewater discharge. In the Eastern Caribbean, competition for potable water between tourism and local domestic needs has seen a growth of desalination treatment plants. The n...
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The thermal conductivities of twenty (26) agricultural soils in Trinidad were measured in the field and laboratory with a KD2 sensor and probe. Good agreement was found between laboratory and field measurements of thermal conductivity and the corresponding predicted values using the Campbell model of thermal conductivity.
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Rainwater harvesting (RWH), which was previously undertaken more out of necessity than any commitment to autonomy, is now being heralded as a sustainable alternative for domestic water supply and flood control, and in disaster relief. In Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region, RWH is included in water security and sustainability strateg...
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Wastewater reuse is now widely recognised as an important source of water supply in water-scarce countries and a solution to environmental problems associated with untreated wastewater discharge. In the Eastern Caribbean, competition for potable water between tourism and local domestic needs has seen a growth of desalination treatment plants. The n...
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The impacts of drought in the Caribbean have not been as dramatic as in some other parts of world, but it is not exempt from the experiences of drought. As a result of the effects of a prolonged drought in 2009/2010, the agenda for the 21st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) paid particular attention to the issue of drough...
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Trinidad and Tobago is not a water-scarce country by accepted definitions, yet it is struggling to meet set objectives of satisfying public demand for potable water. Consequently, in many communities, households have developed some coping mechanisms. Previous willingness to pay (WTP) studies have shown that households were not averse to paying more...
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A sustainable development path is critical to most small island developing states, which are often environmentally fragile and have little natural resources. For decades, the small Grenadine islands in the Eastern Caribbean have depended on rainwater harvesting (RWH) for water supply. The RWH systems have improved from the use of household drums an...
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In the Caribbean, water utility companies widely acknowledge the high levels of non-revenue water (NRW). In 2004, Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) implemented a project as part of the company's strategy to reduce water leakage. This paper reports on the use of bottom-up real loss assessment to estimate customer night consumption and background leaka...
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The drought in the eastern Caribbean during the latter part of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010 has revealed the vulnerability of these Caribbean islands to droughts. In islands such as the Grenadines in the south of the eastern Caribbean, where the principal source of water supply is harvested rainwater stored in cisterns, an emerging challenge...
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Improvements in the water supply and wastewater sectors in Guyana are recognised as being critical to poverty reduction and sustainable economic growth. Such improvements, however, cannot be effected without the water utility companies maximising cost recovery which requires a high level of willingness to pay on the part of consumers. This research...
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Caribbean islands suffer from many natural disasters. In September 2004 damages from hurricane Ivan in Grenada were estimated at US$900M, twice the gross domestic product. This study investigates the impact of hurricane Ivan on Grenada's water supply. While it was found that a lack of water supply immediately following the hurricane resulted in har...
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Water resources management in the face of increasing scarcity requires that countries undertake audits of their current resources. The small island of Carriacou (area 34 km2), which forms part of the state of Grenada, has no perennial streams and very little groundwater but receives an average annual rainfall of about 1200 mm. The island has tradit...
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Title A New Multiplexed Genotyping Method for Targeted Pharmacogenetic Profiling Authors C.H. Lin, H. Liang, R. Golshani, M.A. Toro, E.J. Peters, M.A. Porter, R.E. Lenta, M.E. Harris, J.M. Yeakley Illumina, Inc., San Diego, CA Abstract Understanding inter-individual genetic variability in drug response or disposition is a key step toward personaliz...
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In 1992 New Zealand experienced one of its worst electricity shortages in history. This was blamed on the drought of 1991/1992 and the management of the water stored in the hydro lakes. A review committee was set up by Government to consider the possible causes of those shortages and to make recommendations that could lead to avoiding a repeat of s...

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