Abaiang, Kiribati

Project summary:
The Government of Kiribati is leading a ‘whole-of-island’ integrated approach to climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. Abaiang atoll is the first site for this approach. Clean and safe sources of water are very limited and highly vulnerable in atolls. 

Within the integrated approach, SPREP and the Kiribati Ministry of Public Works and Utilities, with project funding from USAID, are aiming to improve water resources capacity in Abaiang. The project will enable communities on the atoll to manage their water supply and better understand the vulnerabilities they are facing from climate change and non-climate related risks.

Key activities:
• Establish partnership with other agencies implementing in Abaiang
• Integrated vulnerability and adaptation assessment
• Water quality testing
• Installation of improved water supply infrastructure at selected sites
• Community education for water health issues, rainwater tanks and well maintenance
• Upgrade of Abaiang weather station

Water testing locations:
Water testing-map72dpi


Climate change ‘whole of island’ approach adopted in Kiribati 4 October 2013
Abaiang communities discuss the future of their atoll 19 November 2013
Local solutions for water supply in Kiribati 31 March 2014
Raise your hands for a better future in Abaiang 6 June 2014
Abaiang villages undertake beach erosion control using EbA 5 March 2015
MELAD team rescues green turtle in Abaiang, Kiribati 5 March 2015
'Tamana' pump community training in Takarano village, Abaiang, Kiribati 5 March 2015
The village that banned seawalls  8 July 2015

This project is made possible by the generous support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this website is the sole responsibility of SPREP and do not necessarily reect the views of USAID or the United States Government.
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