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PAS Implementing Sustainable Integrated Water Resource and Wastewater Management in the Pacific Island Countries - under the GEF Pacific Alliance for Sustainability

The overall Objective is ‘to improve water resource and wastewater management and water use efficiency in Pacific Island Countries in order to balance overuse and conflicting uses of scarce freshwater resources through policy and legislative reform and implementation of applicable and effective Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and Water Use Efficiency (WUE) plans’.  This will be based on best practices and demonstrations of IWRM approaches.

Pacific Island countries have uniquely fragile water resources due to their small size, lack of natural storage, competing land use, and vulnerability to natural hazards. In most Pacific countries, even small variations in water supply can have a significant impact on health, quality of life, and economic development.


Small Islands States (LME)

Documents & Resources
General information
GEF ID 2586
Project type Full-Sized Project
Project Status Under Implementation
Start Date 23 Apr 2008
End Date 03 Apr 2014
Project documents
Experience Note
Mid-term Evaluation
Results Note
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 9.74M US$
Total Cost of the project: 68.11M US$
Cook Islands , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Micronesia Federated States of , Nauru , Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project contacts
Chris Paterson Fisheries Expert
Mr. Marc Wilson Regional Project Manager
Mr. David Duncan Environmental Engineer
Ms. Verenaisi Bakani Senior Administration and Travel Officer
Mr. Vinesh Kumar Project manager
Mr. Jose Erezo Padilla Regional technical Adviser(RTA)