Pacific Resource Infrastructure Facility (PRIF)

Established in 2008 to provide technical assistance, research and knowledge products on key infrastructure issues to Pacific island countries

and as a coordination facility for the principal development partners in the region.

Kiribati

National Water Resources Policy

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.

Bonriki Reserve Management, Report on the Protection and Management of Water Reserves

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.

Development of National Water Resources Policy and Implementation Plans for the Kiribati Adaptation Program

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.