PACC Tuvalu: Vital Water

This video, produced within the framework of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project, highlights the critical water situation in Tuvalu. As an atoll nation, Tuvalu is very much affected by changes in rainfall distribution patterns. With limited groundwater, people on Funafuti atoll depend heavily on rainfall to supply all their water needs. However, the current water infrastructure is not able to cope with changes in rainfall regime, which has an adverse impact on village livelihoods and agricultural production. The PACC project in the island focuses on raising awareness and improving the water infrastructure to assist people to better cope with climate related droughts. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Australian Government (AusAID), with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as its implementing agency and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) as implementing partner.