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.
- 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.
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.
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.
The most shocking sight that meets you when entering Nukufetau, is the massively eroded coast at the end of the main islet. Several coconut trees had fallen down recently and the sea had eaten its way into and around the trees that were still standing.