Pacific Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Network
Status of initiative: On track
Description/achievement of initiative

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

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 websiteStart Date: 2009Date of Completion: on going

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The partnership is an ongoing practical network facilitated by SPC with the support of the Global Environment Facility and development 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).
Regional capacity building and knowledge sharing activities (on going)
Resource centre and IWRM web-sites established
Dissemination of country IWRM results notes and demonstration project outcomes
National IWRM Strategic Action Plans
Resources devoted to implementation
In-kind contribution
Of IWRM participating countries
Staff / Technical expertise
Of SPC and its Water and Sanitation Programme
Financing (in USD)
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: on going
Contact information/focal point(s)
Rhonda Robinson, rhondar@spc.int

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