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Water troubles in a Pacific atoll town

Moglia, Magnus; Perez, Pascal; Burn, Stewart


South Tarawa is a town on an isolated Pacific atoll of approximately 46,000 people, with absolute water scarcity, poor water safety and consequently water-related problems. It relies on shallow groundwater, with contributions from rainwater tanks and desalination. Due to a combination of factors such as small scale, limited human resources, system complexity, isolation and lack of financial resources, water management capacity is inadequate. Sustainability of groundwater resources is also...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Water Policy
DOI: 10.2166/wp.2008.004


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