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Pacific IWRM Programme

Fourteen Pacific Island countries (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu) are being supported thorough the Pacific IWRM programme to implement applicable and effective Integrated Water Resource Management and Water Use Efficiency (WUE) plans based on best practices and demonstrations.

With a total estimated budget of over USD 80 million (from a range of co-financers on the regional and national level) the programme will support the implementation of the Pacific Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Water Management that aims to improve the assessment and monitoring of water resources, reduce water pollution, improve access to technologies, strengthen institutional agreements, and leverage additional financial resources in supporting IWRM.

The programme has been developed by Pacific island countries and SOPAC through the Pacific Water Partnership and consists of two main projects:

The two projects have been designed together over a period of four years and provide complimentary and mutually beneficial support to each other. As part of the design process countries have undertaken situational or needs analyses (National Diagnostic Analyses), to provide the basis for policy development, strategy choice, the development of National IWRM Plans, and on-the ground demonstrations to test and evaluate the effectiveness of integrated approaches to:

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