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.

Water & Sanitation

Rapid Review of Water Knowledge for Pacific Small Islands Developing States

The objective of this report is to provide an overview of current knowledge related to the water sector1 across Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Pacific region. SIDS face a specific set of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges related to the extreme fragility of their water resources to anthropogenic impacts and climate change, the unique features of their water cycles, lack of scale, and isolation. Many of the modern water management paradigms applied elsewhere need careful reconsideration in that context.

PWWA - Water Benchmarking Report 2012

This report presents the 2012 benchmarking results of 22 water utilities in the Pacific Region, prepared under the direction of the Pacific Water and Wastes Association (PWWA) and with the support of the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Centre (PIAC).

Collectively, the utilities that participated in this year’s benchmarking survey are supplying water to some 1.8 million people and provide wastewater services to approximately half a million people.

Water and Wastewater Services in the Pacific - Case Studies in Private Sector Participation

Water and wastewater services in Pacific island countries (PICs) include three broad activities: water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater treatment.

In most Pacific urban areas, these functions are the responsibility of public sector departments or state-owned enterprises. Water and wastewater services typically require large capital and maintenance expenditure throughout the life of the assets. In the Pacific, capital expenditure is often funded through donor grants and loans, but maintenance expenditure is rarely sufficient to support the useful life of the assets.

PWWA - Water Benchmarking Report 2013

This report presents benchmarking results from 24 water utilities, 20 of which completed the 2013 benchmarking questionnaire. Collectively these utilities supply water and wastewater services in 14 countries and 2 US protectorates in the Pacific region. The report has been prepared under the direction of the Pacific Water and Wastes Association (PWWA) with support from the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF).

Meeting the Sanitation and Water Challenge in South-East Asia and the Pacific

We, the 200 participants of the Sanitation and Water Conference Melbourne 2008, recognise a major international crisis. Thousands of children die from water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases every day. Millions more people continue to suffer ill-health, missed educational opportunities, lost productivity, indignity, and environmental degradation, with the burden falling signifi cantly on the poor and vulnerable, women and girls.

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.