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Is Tuvalu lacking water? Part 1/3

Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by Lan Marie in Climate Change, water

Is Tuvalu lacking water? Part 1/3

The Tuvaluan Government is asking for more water tanks in its National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) in order to secure fresh water access for its citizens. « More water tanks, we need more water tanks », says many Tuvaluans when you ask them about their access to fresh water. But is this really what Tuvaluans need?

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.

Suffering of costal erosion and polluted ground water

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu, Outer Islands

Suffering of costal erosion and polluted ground water

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.


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