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Too many Tuvaluans? 2/2

Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Sustainability

Too many Tuvaluans? 2/2

In order to accommodate all these new migrants, many houses had to be built on the expense of fields and trees. Because of this uncontrolled urbanisation, Funafuti has lost all its pulaka pits and consequently its capacity to be self-sufficient.

Too many Tuvaluans? (1/2)

Posted on 17. Jul, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Sustainability

Too many Tuvaluans? (1/2)

When I flew over Funafuti, the capital island of Tuvalu, for the first time, I was surprised to see that through the leaves of the coconut trees there were rooftops occupying all the space of the island. Once on the ground, the impression is quite similar: many houses, buildings piggeries and – of course – people.

Tuvaluan children sharing their thoughts on Climate change

Posted on 16. Apr, 2011 by Lan Marie in Adaptation to climate change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu, Sustainability

Tuvaluan children sharing their thoughts on Climate change

Do you wonder what Tuvaluan children think about climate change? We did a workshop with 32 twelve and thirteen year olds and was amazed by their knowledge.

The poorest on the edge of water scarcity

Posted on 03. Apr, 2011 by Lan Marie in Adaptation to climate change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu, Interview

The poorest on the edge of water scarcity

- Not everybody can get a tank. The project only provides the gutters, the gutter work and a tank. The users have to have a good roof and a platform where the tank can stand. If they cannot provide this, they will not get any water tank.

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.

Being 19 for the Water Day in Tuvalu

Posted on 25. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Adaptation to climate change

Being 19 for the Water Day in Tuvalu

The 22nd of March was the World Water Day. Water is one of the main problems on Tuvalu today, especially in the face of climate change. The day was celebrated with a big expo, arranged by all stakeholders working on water management on Tuvalu.

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?


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