Palau's water security project targets outlying states

Water security is a major challenge for most if not all the Pacific Island countries, and not least Palau.

Audio: Palau's water security project targets outlying states

But the problem is considered to be particularly accute in the republic's five outlying states, and inevitably the situation is being exacerbated by the impact of climate change.

Scientists say rising temperatures, extreme weather events and rising sea levels will put further stress on the availability and quality of groundwater supplies.

So in the face of those difficulties, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community is working with the authorities in Palau on a climate change adaptation project.

SPC Climate Change advisor, Pasha Carruthers said there are a range of activities as part of the project.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Pasha Carruthers, SPC Climate Change advisor


Australian Broadcasting Corporation