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.
Kiribati Communities Reap Benefits of improved Water and Sanitation infrastructure
KIRIWATSAN Phase 2 - Kiribati Water and Sanitation in the Outer Islands A partnership funded by the European Union Over 9,000 people in 35 villages across the 16 outer islands of the Gilbert group in Kiribati now have improved access to water and…
Resilience in the face of Disaster: PW Podcast S01-E05
In the Pacific adapting to climate change is already a way of life. Learn how the people of the Marshall Islands are dealing with drought conditions as they face of future of climate extremes. Listen to the full PW podcast.
Pacific commits to greater collaboration in improving the science of floods and drought
Regional collaboration is essential to managing the impacts of droughts and floods across the Pacific. This was the finding of the Fourth Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-4) this week, as it took a step towards the better management of floods and…
Focusing attention on Pacific challenges in achieving safe water and sanitation for all on World Water Day
Today the Pacific marks World Water Day, a day designated to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of fresh water resources to sustainable development. However today, like every other day of the calendar, more than a million Pacific Islanders will…
Atoll countries share strategies to protect and maintain water security
Representatives of five Pacific atoll countries came together in Nadi this week to explore ways to tackle the common water security issues facing island communities.
Pacific community marks World Water Day
On 22 March each year, Pacific Island countries and territories pause to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of their fresh water resources to sustainable development.