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 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

Nauru, in the central Pacific Ocean, is a raised atoll capping a volcanic seamount arising from an ocean floor depth of 4300m. The land area is 22km, and the island rises to 70m above sea level. Drilling has proved dolomitised limestone of upper Miocene or younger age to a depth of 55m below sea level. Gravity and magnetic surveys indicate that the limestone probably overlies volcanic bedrock at a depth of about 500m.

 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

Ridge to reef data on Nauru's water sources, limited metadata, compiled in 2018

 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

Ridge to Reef data on water sources for Anabar, Nauru. Limited metadata, compiled in 2018

 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

Documentation on getting started with the Inform Data Portal.

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 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

Water resources sustainable management is a vital issue for small islands where groundwater is often the only available water resource. Nauru is an isolated and uplifted limestone atoll island located in the Pacific Ocean. Politecnico di Milano performed a feasibility study for the development of sustainable use of groundwater on the island. Thispaperfocusesonthefirstphaseof the study that concerns the conceptual site model development, the hydrogeological characterization and the 2D model implementation.

 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

The problem of seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers and oceanic islands is not a new one and a great deal of research has been undertaken since the late 19th century. The first model was developed in 1888 and is known as the Ghyben-Herzberg. It is a simple model based on the hydrostatic balance between fresh and saline water. With the advent of large computing capacity over the past few decades, more sophisticated models have been developed for the simulation of seawater intrusion and upconing of saline water beneath a pumping well.

 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

The report details the planning considerations including the investigation of the water supply and sewerage infrastructure needs of Nauru for the next 20 years. It is noted that Nauru has underinvested in water and sanitation infrastructure for many decades and significant capital investment will be necessary to meet both the current and future needs for the island community for the provision of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

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 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

A direct internet link to a time series data of Environmental Health indicators for Nauru as listed on the SPC website. Data include;

1. Proportion of Population and Households with access to Improved Drinking Water
2. Proportion of Population and Households with access to Improved Sanitation

 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania. This report assesses the overall state of conservation in Nauru using 16 indicators.

*this report wasn't published but was sent to country for checking (2013)* - to be used for the Regional SOE initiative 2019

 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

Jungblut V and Dowiyogo B. 2016. Directory of Wetlands of Nauru - 2016. Report to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) Version 3 (ASTGTM) provides a global digital elevation model (DEM) of land areas on Earth at a spatial resolution of 1 arc second (approximately 30 meter horizontal posting at the equator).

The development of the ASTER GDEM data products is a collaborative effort between National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI). The ASTER GDEM data products are created by the Sensor Information Laboratory Corporation (SILC) in Tokyo.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

SENTINEL-2 is a wide-swath, high-resolution, multi-spectral imaging mission, supporting Copernicus Land Monitoring studies, including the monitoring of vegetation, soil and water cover, as well as observation of inland waterways and coastal areas.

The SENTINEL-2 Multispectral Instrument (MSI) samples 13 spectral bands: four bands at 10 metres, six bands at 20 metres and three bands at 60 metres spatial resolution.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

A fact sheet on aquatic invasive species.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

In light of the many existing guidebooks already available to support CBA (cost benefit analysis), this document is intended only as an introductory guide with a focus on the practical application of CBA in the Pacific. It indicates key questions and issues to address but it does not explain the theoretical concepts underpinning CBA.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Sharing stories and dreams of women from mangrove-dependent communities in sustaining fish stocks, protecting the ecosystem and sustaining livelihoods.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The water systems of the world — aquifers, lakes, rivers, large marine ecosystems, and open ocean — sustain the

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Pacific island mangroves include the world’s centre of mangrove biodiversity in Papua New Guinea, and extend east through all countries and territories as far as the Marshall Islands and Samoa. This report discusses the effects of climate change on mangrove areas of the Pacific region.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This policy applies to SPREP’s own data as well as data held by SPREP on behalf of government agencies and partners within the Pacific.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

A list of international and regional multilateral environmental agreements in which each of the Pacific Island country is a party/signatory of. This is useful for SPREP activities and planning

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

A link to the Pacific Islands Protected Area Portal (PIPAP) which aims to facilitate the sharing of resources and expertise among the Pacific Islands Protected Area practitioners.