This flyer outlines the status of solid waste management in Kiribati and recommends key points for action to address challenges facing the country related to solid waste management.
This Pacific Country/Territory Profile in the solid waste and recycling sector was published in 2018 as part of a compendium of fifteen individual country profiles that seek to identify and quantify the opportunity to improve the resource recovery of fifteen common commodities1 present in the solid waste stream.
The South Tarawa Water Supply and Sanitation Roadmap 2011-2030 prepared under ADB TA-7359 KIR finds that primary and secondary groundwater lenses for South Tarawa are at considerable risk, that water abstraction from freshwater galleries at Bonriki is 20% above the estimated sustainable capacity of the Bonriki reserves, and the Bonriki water treatment plant requires upgrading and improvement. The distribution system beyond the main transmission pipeline and service reservoirs is failing with leaks and high wastage within household systems, resulting in estimated 67% losses.
This report has been prepared for the International Development Group (IDG) of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Tarawa Water Master Plan (TWMP) is a response to widespread public concerns over freshwater, voiced during wide spread public consultations conducted during the National Adaptation Program of Action, Kiribati Adaptation Project Phase I (KAP I).
The assignment has required the development of a water and sanitation roadmap for Tarawa, focusing on the growth centre of South Tarawa, with review of the Tarawa Water Master Plan, an analysis of needs and issues and the presentation of the priority improvements for the period between 2011 and 2030 with an implementation plan and investment strategy.
The NWRP provides a framework for leadership and coordinated action in the supply of safe, adequate and financially, technically and environmentally sustainable water services to rural, outer island and urban communities in Kiribati and for the protection, conservation, sustainable use and efficient management of Kiribati’s water resources. It is directed at improving the welfare and livelihood of I-Kiribati and represents the vision of the Government of Kiribati (GoK) for the water sector.
Infant mortality rates in Kiribati due to water-borne diseases and lack of adequate hygiene are amongst the worst in the Pacific.
This strategic plan is designed to meet the requirements of the draft State Owned Enterprise Act. The Act will be placed before Parliament during December and is expected to become law in 2013.
This summary identifies the short term actions required to assist the recovery of PUB. The actions have been developed with the management team of PUB and support the objectives of the PUB Business and Operational Plan. In this context short term means 6-9 months. The table overleaf provides this summary. A fuller analysis is contained in Section 2 of this report.