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Pacific Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Network
Partners
SPC; Global Environment Facility (GEF); Pacific SIDS including Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, RMI, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu; UNDP; UNEP; University of the South Pacific; International Water Centre (IWC).
Progress reports/updates
Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Regional capacity building and knowledge sharing activities (on going)
Resource centre and IWRM web-sites established 2009
National IWRM Strategic Action Plans 2014
Dissemination of country IWRM results notes and demonstration project outcomes 2014
Resources
Type Details
In-kind contribution Of IWRM participating countries
Staff / Technical expertise Of SPC and its Water and Sanitation Programme
Financing (in USD) Through EU and GEF and development partner IWRM programmes US$15 million.
Objective & Description
The network enables effective knowledge sharing and advocacy on the practical application of Integrated Water Resources Management approaches to address key water resource, catchment and coastal management challenges in Pacific Island Countries
Governance & Coordination Mechanisms
The partnership is an ongoing practical network facilitated by SPC with the support of the Global Environment Facility and development partners.
Implementation Methodologies
The network is achieved through the facilitation of collaborative approaches, capacity building and knowledge sharing through GEF-funded IWRM programme, including through SPC’s regional water and sanitation resource centre and the web sites pacificwater.org and pacific-iwrm.org.
Arrangements for Capacity Building and Technology Transfer
- structured training activities for country project managers in all partner countries
- annual knowledge sharing sessions brining together partners alongside project regional steering committee meetings
- fully funded postgraduate course to be developed and made available to representatives from partner countries
- knowledge product sharing through regional resource centre (pacificwater.org) and dedicated ridge-to-reef website

Start Date: 2009
Date of Completion: on going
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