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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)

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General information
GEF ID 2586
Project type Full-Size Project
Status closed (Project Completion)
Start Date 25 Feb 2009
End Date 03 Apr 2014
GEF characteristic:
GEF Allocation to project USD 9,025,186
Total Cost of the project: USD 67,392,750
Cook Islands , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Micronesia Federated States of , Nauru , Niue , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu , Regional

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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