In the Republic of Nauru, one of the smallest low-lying island nations in the world, where climate crisis undermines water security, the government recently launched the review of its 2017 Nauru Water and Sanitation Master Plan (NWSMP), which focuses on the existing water and sanitation status and provides an infrastructure investment programme over a 20-year planning landscape, to cater for current and future water services’ needs.

Policymakers worldwide consistently rank water scarcity among the greatest risks faced by humanity. In some Pacific Island countries such as Nauru, where water resources are limited, it has become essential to reassess and adapt water planning and decision-making processes taking into account the current and future impacts of climate change.

The support for review of this Plan was implemented through the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Hub through its implementing partner, the Pacific Community (SPC). 

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