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1 Draft Tuvalu Integrated Water Resource Management Plan Paulson Panapa Ministry of Public Utilities & Industries

2 OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATION Introduction Introduction History & Evolution of the IWRM Plan History & Evolution of the IWRM Plan Structure of the Draft IWRM Plan Structure of the Draft IWRM Plan IWRM Plan Objectives IWRM Plan Objectives Major Water Problems in Tuvalu as identified in Plan Major Water Problems in Tuvalu as identified in Plan The Action Plan – Tasks to be Undertaken The Action Plan – Tasks to be Undertaken Problems encountered when IWRM Plan was developed Problems encountered when IWRM Plan was developed The way forward (Future Plans) The way forward (Future Plans)

3 History & evolution – IWRM Plan 10-Year Water Master Plan ( ) & Integrated Water Project (IWP): Data Assessment Data Assessment Ground water assessment Ground water assessment Water quantity assessment Water quantity assessment Data collected from all islands Data collected from all islands Reporting Reporting Highlighted water problems Highlighted water problems Action Action Work toward building a draft water plan to minimise problems and pressure on limited water resources Work toward building a draft water plan to minimise problems and pressure on limited water resources Tuvalu Water & Sanitation Committee (TWSC) was established Tuvalu Water & Sanitation Committee (TWSC) was established Initial Plans (Start ) Initial Plans (Start ) –Wide consultation was done Public consultation Public consultation Government official consultation Government official consultation

4 Tuvalu Water & Sanitation Committee Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources (Chair) Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources (Chair) Secretary, Ministry of Works & Energy Secretary, Ministry of Works & Energy Director of Public Works Director of Public Works Environment Department Environment Department Lands & Survey Department Lands & Survey Department Office of the Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister Waste Management Department Waste Management Department Health Department Health Department Agriculture Department Agriculture Department Meteorological Department Meteorological Department Fisheries Department Fisheries Department Various NGOs Various NGOs Island Councils (Kaupule) Island Councils (Kaupule)

5 Structure of the Draft IWRM Plan Introduction Introduction Background to the initiative Background to the initiative Major Challenges with linkages to Tuvalus National Strategic Plan & Water Problems in Tuvalu Major Challenges with linkages to Tuvalus National Strategic Plan & Water Problems in Tuvalu The Action Plan (to address the above challenges and problems) The Action Plan (to address the above challenges and problems) Funding Assistance Funding Assistance

6 IWRM Plan Objectives 1. Provide sufficient good quality freshwater for all Tuvaluans to enjoy; and 2. Protecting all water resources to enhance the health of our environment and our people.

7 Major Water Problems in Tuvalu as identified in IWRM Plan Dependency on Rain Water (primary water resource): Dependency on Rain Water (primary water resource): –Lack storage capacity & vulnerability to droughts –Huge consumption of primary water (flush toilets) –Absence of Water & Building policies, codes or legislations Salinity of Ground Water Salinity of Ground Water –Global warming & sea-level rise Water-borne sanitation systems: Water-borne sanitation systems: –Lack expertise to test quality

8 The Action Plan – Tasks to be Undertaken Increase water storage capacity (Tank distributions & desalination plant) Increase water storage capacity (Tank distributions & desalination plant) Finding alternative source for use in toilets Finding alternative source for use in toilets Introduction of appropriate water policies & legislations – Draft Water Policy, Water Act, Building Codes, new Water Department, etc. Introduction of appropriate water policies & legislations – Draft Water Policy, Water Act, Building Codes, new Water Department, etc. Water quality testing (boil water) Water quality testing (boil water) Public education and awareness Public education and awareness Tasks – responsible ministries identified as well as donors being identified to be approached to assist Tasks – responsible ministries identified as well as donors being identified to be approached to assist Budgetary estimates have also been identified and the possible donors (figures may need to be reviewed) Budgetary estimates have also been identified and the possible donors (figures may need to be reviewed) Timeline – not spelled out Timeline – not spelled out

9 Problems encountered when developing IWRM Plan Difficulty in convincing people to be involved: Difficulty in convincing people to be involved: –Keep pressing Lack of local expertise: Lack of local expertise: – Technical Adviser or locals to be trained Sectoral work overlapping Sectoral work overlapping –Ministry concerned has been identified –Core sectoral department has been assigned with different responsibilities toward the water plan (Health, Waste Management, PWD) –Review water and sanitation committee Tight schedule, work overload Tight schedule, work overload –Time allocation, appoint officer to deal direct with the issue preferably a senior level manager –New Water department or division Funding Funding

10 The Way Forward Review the Draft plan (assistance of SOPAC) Review the Draft plan (assistance of SOPAC) Timeline for Action Plan to be specified Timeline for Action Plan to be specified Ensure cross sectoral roles and responsibilities are cleared (DCC and Cabinet backup) Ensure cross sectoral roles and responsibilities are cleared (DCC and Cabinet backup) Form an executive core team to push forward the water resources governance process Form an executive core team to push forward the water resources governance process Endorsement of Minister concerned (Minister for Public Utilities and Industries) Endorsement of Minister concerned (Minister for Public Utilities and Industries) Cabinets approval Cabinets approval Ready to be implemented Ready to be implemented Marketing tool Marketing tool

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