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.

South Tarawa Water and Sanitation Roadmap 2011 - 2030, Vol. 1

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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 analyses for the roadmap have involved an assessment of population growth, land use planning and urban development and the mapping of the urban groundwater lenses on South Tarawa with the estimation of their sustainable capacity and an assessment of water quality. The existing and potential water sources for Tarawa, especially South Tarawa were also investigated.