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‘Vital Water’ video shows Tuvalu’s will to survive


Tuvalu 0644 LukeMcPakeTechnologies to support daily activities such as flush toilets, no longer work for the small isolated and dry atoll country of Tuvalu as potable water is too precious to be wasted even on such technologies.

Vital Water is Tuvalu's portrayal of how they are looking for alternative ways to save what volume of rain water they can collect from the clouds for drinking.

Photo courtesy of L.McPake


Famous for being one of the smallest atoll nations in the world, Tuvalu does not have water wells and where they do exist; they are contaminated with seawater and unfit to drink. There is only one natural source of drinking water - the clouds.

The most recent science on the years ahead of Tuvalu's climate shows a grim future of long dry periods with no rain.

The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project presents to you the true reality in Tuvalu.

Hear from the people on how they are making changes to the way they live, not only to save water, but to save their future and their destiny.

Click here to watch Vital Water Video

The PACC Project consists of 14 member countries; it is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

It is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Australian Agency for International Development with support from United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) Programme.

For more information contact PACC Regional Project Manager Mr Taito Nakalevu taiton@sprep.org
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