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Pac.HC681.5.E5B86 2014 no. 5
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TITLE: Vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment for the water sector in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands / Mark Stege.
ADDED TITLE: Pacific Adaption to Climate Change (PACC) technical report
AUTHOR: Stege, Mark
SERIES: PACC Technical report 5
PUBLISHED: Apia, Samoa : Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) : 1982.
DESCRIPTION: 27 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
NOTES: The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is focusing on water resources management on the main atoll of Majuro. This vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment was carried out to help identify and prioritise adaptation options for investment under the PACC project. It provides a detailed assessment of the Majuro water sector and the vulnerability of the sector to current and projected climate change impacts, and recommends some adaptation responses. The main source of freshwater for Majuro is the airport catchment, which collects rainwater that is then transferred to reservoirs. However, during times of drought it is necessary to pump water from the underground water lens in Laura to supply the reservoirs. The aim of the PACC project is to build resilience to drought, and reduce reliance on the underground water lens. A 2011 assessment of the water sector in the RMI identified improvement of the airport catchment as a key way to do this. This V&A builds on these findings, and includes recommendations for redesigning and retrofitting the existing water infrastructure so as to better prepare for current climate variability and future climate change risks.
ELEC. ACCESS: PACC Technical report no. 5
SUBJECT: Pacific Adapdation to Climate Change (PACC)--Majuro, Marshall Islands.
SUBJECT: Water supply--Marshall Islands--Majuro--Management.
SUBJECT: Climate change mitigation--Marshall Islands--Majuro.
SUBJECT: Marshall Islands--Majuro.
ADDED ENTRY: Pacific Adapdation to Climate Change (PACC)
ADDED ENTRY: Building resilience to climate change in Pacific communities

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