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IWRM in the Pacific Islands

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Full Title: IWRM in the Pacific Islands- Highlights Video of GEF Pacific IWRM Project Activities from Inception to Mid-Term (2010-2011)

Bigger in area than all the land mass on the earth put together, the Pacific ocean is home to more than 30,000 small islands that have existed for thousands of years. The populations on these islands range from 1000 to 5 million. On these lands, sustainability is not taught; it is the only way for life to succeed.

Modernization has resulted in unfathomable population densities—much more than big urban centers such as New York or Mumbai. Obviously, this puts a lot of pressure on natural resources on these islands.  Most notably on water…

While surrounded by reefs with large bio-diversity, these islands are like patches of desert in the middle of the ocean. There are few significant sources of water supply other than the rains. This has led to a constant state of scarcity, worsening of late due to Climate Change.

In 2009, the Global Environment Facility started the Pacific-IWRM project to optimize policy and management related to water and sanitation on these islands. This video captures what the project has learnt and been able to achieve so far.

More info: http://www.pacific-iwrm.org/
Produced by: Roll ‘em Productions
Year: 2011
Language: English

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