Pacific Island countries come together to discuss water scarcity
Water is essential for life, but it is a scarce resource in many Pacific Island countries. Climate change adds to the undersupply, with rising sea levels threatening freshwater supplies.
SPC hosts its first World Water Week talanoa session, amplifying voices for accelerated water security action for Pacific resilience
Water is a precious resource, and in the Pacific region, its significance goes beyond mere access. Water security is a critical component of resilience that requires a collective effort from stakeholders and partnerships. Recognising this, the Pacific…
Securing Nauru's water lifeline for the most vulnerable people
USD 23 million water project to increase water security for 215,000 people in Vanuatu
The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved USD 23 million in funding for enhancing adaptation and community resilience by improving water security in Vanuatu.
Stat of the week: 44.8% of people in the Solomon Islands still practice open defecation
44.8% of people in the Solomon Islands still practice open defecation (defecating outside rather than using a toilet).
Green News: Tap water, the main source of drinking water in New Caledonia
9 out of 10 New Caledonians use tap water as their main source of drinking water. The New Caledonia Health and Social Affairs Department carried out a “water-health barometer” study financed by the European PROTEGE project. According to this study, New…
Water for the children of Futuna
A dream come true "On Futuna, the water is not safe to drink. While there are still problems for the whole community to have access to safe drinking water, at least our children will be able to drink clean water at school and work under better conditions…
Water for Life: Safe and sustainable drinking water for Kiritimati Island
The current global pandemic has been a stark reminder of the important role that safe and reliable drinking water plays in our lives. It is essential for human life and a critical prerequisite of healthy communities and economies, however countries…
Assisting Yap State manage water supply through the current drought
SPC and water authority staff measuring water levels in a monitoring bore Residents of Yap State, the westernmost state of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), are experiencing their fourth month of extreme drought, and face critical challenges in…
New water systems for the most vulnerable Pacific Islanders
Close to 500 people in one of the most remote and inaccessible places in the Pacific, Kapingamarangi, have secured additional safe drinking water through the efforts of the European Union – North Pacific – Readiness for El Niño (RENI) project.