Kaselehlie maingko all from Pohnpei Island in the FSM!
Firstly, please allow me to introduce myself. Iím Patterson Shed, the new IWRM Project Manager for the FSM project. Some of you may know me from my recent position as Director of the Conservation Society of Pohnpei. It is now great for me to be able to join this exciting project and I look forward to getting to know the Pacific IWRM network better over coming weeks and months.
I was just recently appointed along with our Community Liaison Officer, Mr. Peteriko Airens and over the past few weeks we have been active in progressing work on our national IWRM coordination and policy development and on the ground stress reduction activities in Nett Watershed. We have the important task ahead of us to guide the development of a national IWRM Plan for the FSM and we welcome the challenge of establishing this important planning tool for our country.
Over the next few months we will provide more updates and to get the ball rolling I include below some photos and narrative text from FSMís First National Water Task Force Meeting convened a few weeks back. An important output of this first meeting was agreement amongst National Government agencies and representatives of the State Governments of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae on the way forward to complete our: (1) National Water, Sanitation and Climate Outlook; (2) National Water and Sanitation Policy; and (3) National IWRM Plan. The preliminary work plan for our National IWRM Task Force and a copy of the Joint Resolution of our President and State Governors establishing our Task Force is also attached for your information Ė we welcome any comments.
All the best for now,