CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION FOR PACIFIC ISLAND UTILITIES - PHASE II TRAINING

The Phase-II training on Climate Change Adaptation for 3 Pacific Island water utilities was conducted by WaterLinks, together with Sydney Water Corporation, from 19-22 June 2017 in Suva, Fiji.  The participants were from Water Authority Fiji (WAF), which hosted the activity, Samoa Water Authority (SWA) and Water PNG. The training is part of a three-phase capacity building initiative towards developing climate resilient water utilities in the Pacific.

An Interdependency Climate Change Risk Workshop was held on 22 June 2017 at Holiday Inn, Suva and attended by 25 participants. The workshop was aimed at increasing the understanding of key interdependency risks for WAF and its supply chain. It was also intended to foster a better understanding that climate change adaptation actions necessarily require cross- and inter-agency cooperation, especially in terms of data sharing for impact assessment.  The workshop was also designed to serve as model for SWA and Water PNG to conduct similar exercises at their respective water utilities.

Workshop participants included representatives from Fiji Energy Authority, Climate Change Office, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Fiji Roads Authority, as well as SWA, Water PNG and WAF.

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