EU GCCA+ Fridays for Climate | Water Security for Pacific Islands

EU GCCA+ Fridays for Climate | Water Security for Pacific Islands

 

🌍 Water insecurity isn’t just about having not enough to drink - it’s also about having the wrong kind of water. Surrounded on all sides by the ocean, and threatened by rising sea levels, many small Pacific Island nations experience chronic fresh water shortages. 

Low-lying coral atolls, some just a couple of metres above the waves, have been hit by a double whammy of rising sea levels and increased droughts.

The four-year, €15 million EU-funded SUPA project covers the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Tonga and Tuvalu. Faced with increasingly urgent water shortages, four of them - FSM, Nauru, Niue, and Kiribati - are focusing on community water security, installing rainwater harvesting and desalination units and providing training to maintain the new systems. 🌊
 

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