30 minute documentary video on the groundwater lens, impacts from anthropogenic and natural hazards and the vulnerability of the lens, and appropriate management and protection. The documentary details the relationship the people of Bonriki have with their fresh water source and how it is threatened by man-made and climate change events. In Gilbertese with English subtitles.

A 5 minute summary version is also available via the SPC BIVA website.

The Bonriki Inundation Vulnerability Assessment (BIVA) project aimed to improve understanding of the vulnerability of the Bonriki freshwater reserve to coastal hazards and climate variability and change. Improved knowledge of risks to this freshwater resource will enable better adaptation planning by the Government of Kiribati.

Publication Year
2 015
Resource Type
Rights Statement
Copyright Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) 2015.
Attribution Statement
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (2015): Bonriki Inundation Vulnerability Assessment - Te ran bon te maiu (Water is Life). Online video, Suva, Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Corporate Author
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
General Note
Custodian: Peter Sinclair, Water Resources Assessment Coordinator, SPC, [email protected]
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Eucational Resource Type
Subject Strand
Climate Change Topic
Regional Focus
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