Improvement and Sustainable Management of Neiafu, Vava’u’s Groundwater Resource
20th May 2013: Tonga’s GEF Pacific IWRM Demonstration Project entitled “Improvement and Sustainable Management of Neiafu, Vava’u’s Groundwater Resource” has strengthened arrangements for improved watershed management and community engagement. The project is also successfully testing various measures to reduce stress on the Neiafu aquifer. Key project results include: formation of the Neiafu Aquifer Management Committee; 60% increase in community engagement with national Government on water issues; assessment of sustainable yields from Neiafu Aquifer; and installation of 11 trial sanitation systems to reduce groundwater contamination. This Pacific IWRM ‘Progress Snapshot’ highlights results achieved to date.
Visit the Kava Bowl to access Tonga’s ‘Progress Snapshot’ – click here.