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 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.
The Water Master Plan for Tarawa, being conducted for the Kiribati Adaptation Project Implementation on of existing water source government Committee for the Management of Water Reserves in Bonriki and Buota was seton as rental to landowners at Bonriki and that includes the local landowners as part of the solution. Several recommendations follow.
The Pacific small island nation of Kiribati has water resource problems amongst the most challenging in the world: rapidly growing population; urbanisation; high infant death rates due to water bornediseases; limited freshwater supplies; restricted resources and capacity; vulnerability to climate change and variability; seawater intrusion; unclear management and regulatory roles; and limited information on the quantity and quality of water resources.