Low-lying island nations, some of which are little more than one metre above sea level, are regarded as some of the most vulnerable to rising seas blamed on man-made climate change.
The critical state of the water reserves is likely to get more serious in the future as a result of the impacts of climate change on future rainfall / drought patterns, together with the population growth.
A total of 7 landowners for Tabonibara and 11 for Nooto signed a voluntary land use agreement to declare their land for infiltration galleries which will be a reserve area for water.
Turning hand washing with soap before eating and after using the toilet into an ingrained habit could save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention.
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The Office of Te Beretitenti supports the President and Cabinet in delivering their vision for the people of Kiribati.
Providing safe water and resilient coastal infrastructure to the people of Kiribati in the face of climate change.