As the global climate crisis threatens freshwater supplies in the Marshall Islands, an $18.6 million project will boost resilience

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is a large-ocean state with a total land area of only 182 square kilometers, spread across over two million square kilometers of ocean.There are no rivers, streams or lakes in RMI and the number of small surface ponds is very limited. Based on data from two rainfall recording stations operational since 1945 and 1955, the rainfall in RMI overall has steadily declined over the last 45 years. Green Climate Fund money will now help the low-lying atoll nation build resilience by adapting to increasing climate risks, particularly more frequent and extreme droughts which are impacting the country’s freshwater supply.

Revitalization: Journal of Urban, Rural and Environmental Resilience
Monday 8 July 2019