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 The water resources of Samoa have encountered many disastrous and difficult situations as a direct result of climate change. Dry and drought periods result in water shortages while heavy rains bring flooding. Furthermore, sea level rise increases the possibilities of seawater intrusion into underground water aquifers. Extreme events such as cyclones and flash flooding have become prominent events, which have had major effects on the Samoa Water Authority’s service. All these events tend to disrupt the service and result in major problems of deteriorating water quality.The findings from the community consultations conducted by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment & Meteorology (MNREM) and the National Climate Change Country Team (NCCCT) during the preparation processes concluded that developing a set of adaptive activities in response to the vulnerability of water resource is of high importance to communities. Such activities would improve daily access and improve water quality and availability and help to minimize the impacts of climate change.

Project Status
Start Date
Friday, November 30, 2012
End Date
Friday, November 30, 2012
Project Type
Total Funding
Project Scope
Project Objectives
1. Ensure good water quality is kept at an optimum level;
Project Actions
1) Develop water purification programs for communities.