Planning the Scaling-Up of Efforts to Ensure Sustainable Water Resource and Wastewater Management in Pacific Island Countries
6th July 2012: The Fourth Regional Steering Committee Meeting for the GEF supported Pacific IWRM Programme will be convened in Nadi, Fiji Islands from 30th July – 3rd August 2012. The meeting will be participated in by National IWRM Focal Points and Demonstration Project Managers, as well as representatives of the GEF Secretariat, the European Union, the GEF Implementing Agencies, IUCN, US and Australian diplomatic missions, and the Pacific regional CROP agencies. Important items of business for consideration by the Committee include: recommendations of the recently concluded Mid-Term Review of the GEF Pacific IWRM Project; the status of the project’s suite of national IWRM demonstration projects; recent water and sanitation policy and IWRM planning achievements and future needs; development of a regional initiative to establish an IWRM indicator framework for Pacific Island Countries; and elaboration of the planning and implementation arrangements for strengthening community engagement in IWRM. More information and background documents for the meeting can be accessed online here – Regional Steering Committee webpage.
Marc Wilson, Regional Project Manager