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The Parliament is on

Posted on 15. Apr, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Politics

The Parliament is on

In April, 4 months after the beginning of 2011, the Government of Tuvalu is still running without budget. Will the Tuvaluan parliament be able to pass a budget at this parliament session?

Water on Tuvalu: A challenge between adaptation and development 2/2

Posted on 30. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu

Water on Tuvalu: A challenge between adaptation and development 2/2

If drought preparedness was simply about collecting more water – building reservoirs or desalination plants without considering the implications of wastewater – it would be too expensive. A much cheaper and sustainable solution is to manage water better, says Catherine Moulogo at the water department.

Water on Tuvalu: A challenge between adaptation and development 1/2

Posted on 28. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Climate Change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu

Water on Tuvalu: A challenge between adaptation and development 1/2

We highly recommend that people use well water for secondary use only, like washing, flushing the toilet and so on. No one should drink the ground water anymore, says Dr. Nese Ituaso-Conway at the hospital and responsible of testing the water quality on Funafuti.

Living with a rising sea

Posted on 24. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Sea-level rise

Living with a rising sea

How is the increase in sea level felt in Tuvalu? Are there initiatives to reduce this problem?
Which are the consequences of this problem to the population?

Protected by the mangroves?

Posted on 18. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Tsunami

Protected by the mangroves?

Can the mangroves planted on Tuvalu, as encouraged by the Government, be the best response to a disaster such as a tsunami or a hurricane?

Tsunami warning

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Tsunami

Tsunami warning

Tsunami warning on Tuvalu! We are in our room in the lodge waiting for more updates from the radio. The police has been driving around making sure that everybody are aware. The warning is 1am in the morning – so in 1,5 hours. Some of the Tuvaluans are a bit stressed out. More updates coming! [...]

Welcome to Pulaka islands!

Posted on 09. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Outer Islands

Welcome to Pulaka islands!

It is always really difficult to sum up a human adventure in a few lines, even if it lasted for only three days. But if just one image could do the job, it would be a picture of the pulaka pits of Nui or Nukufetau.

99 ways to use a coconut #3

Posted on 03. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Bits, Coconut

99 ways to use a coconut #3

On Tuvalu, even the germinated coconut is eaten. It is important to explain that the seedling cannot be eaten, just the flesh inside.

King Tides on Funafuti

Posted on 22. Feb, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in King Tides

King Tides on Funafuti

Every month at full Moon, the high tides are coming in on Tuvalu. In the months between January and March the tides are exceptionally high. The highest high tide of the year is popularly referred to as « King Tides » and happens in February. This year the tides measured around 3.24 meters…

99 ways to use a coconut #2

Posted on 16. Feb, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Bits, Coconut

99 ways to use a coconut #2

A long long time ago, the Chief (Aliki in Tuvaluan) discovered, to his great fear, that a warrior had entered the shores of his beloved island Nukufetau. The warrior, with his red and white clothes and headwear, was terrifying…

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