Managing Coastal Aquifers in Selected Pacific SIDS

Lead country


Participating countries

Marshall Islands, Palau, Fiji, Tuvalu

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From October 21, 2020 to October 21, 2024

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 6.1 Achieve access to safe, affordable drinking water
  2. 6.6 Protect, restore water-related ecosystems
  3. 6.3 Reduce water pollution, minimizing hazardous chemical releases

Project ID: 6196

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Technical team

  • Oceans and Water Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Small Island Dev States Program (SIDS)
  • Climate resilient integrated water resource and coastal management


  • FreshWaters
  • Marine


  • Aquifers
  • Coasts

Transformed sector(s)

  • Other sectors

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing
  • Data collection and analysis


  • Management operation
  • Capacity building
  • Mitigation adaptation


  • Ecosystem-based management
  • Integrated coastal zone management
  • Integrated water resource management
  • Portfolio learning
  • Education/Courses
  • Awareness raising
  • Coastal risk reduction
  • Infrastructure against natural hazards

Social inclusion

  • Women
  • Youth/Children
  • Disabled

Gender equality

  • Women farmers

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 6.1 Achieve access to safe, affordable drinking water
  • 6.6 Protect, restore water-related ecosystems
  • 6.3 Reduce water pollution, minimizing hazardous chemical releases

Conventions and protocols

  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Other Global Conventions

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Nature-based solution
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

Project description

To improve understanding, use, management and protection of coastal aquifers towards enhanced water security, including in the context of a changing climate.

USD $5,491,356

Grant amount

USD $19,604,797

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($5,491,356)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Fiji

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