Delivering rainwater storage tanks to outer island communities in Micronesia

Accessing safe water in vulnerable atoll communities in the outer islands of Polowat, Pulusuk and Pulap in Chuuk State of the Federated State of Micronesia, can be a day-to-day challenge. Delivering rainwater storage tanks was possible through the European Union funded Global Climate Change Alliance Plus Scaling Up Pacific Adaptation (GCCA+SUPA) Project.

Since 2019 the programme been laying the foundation for scaling up water security in several Pacific outer islands that are increasingly vulnerable to climate change, building on the lessons learnt over the past decade with the Government of the Federated State of Micronesia to combat water insecurity and enhance community resilience during weather hazards such as typhoons and droughts that exacerbate water issues in the country.

Activities include water quality testing, meetings with women groups and awareness sessions in a community driven approach, with frequent engagement, and involvement in the planning. 

GCCA+ SUPA Micronesia