GCCA+ SUPA: Water quality assessments for atoll islands

Water systems assessment to the remote atoll islands of Polowat, Pulusuk and Pulap in the Northwest Island group of Chuuk State  in the Pacific is part of the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus Scaling Up Pacific Adaptation (GCCA+SUPA) Project.

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The main objectives are to confirm selection of buildings for rainwater systems installation with communities, collect engineering details and measurements of selected sites and conduct water quality testing and training on each island.

The communities of Polowat, Pulusuk and Pullap have been very welcoming and supportive of the GCCA+SUPA Project and are delighted to receive support in improving water access. The project will install a total of 26 rainwater tanks across the three islands in early 2022 and will partner closely with the communities throughout the process to build a sense of community ownership on the islands.

The first water systems assessment to the Northwest Islands of Chuuk was carried in June 2021.

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