SSRI Lauala Water Supply Project, Timor-Leste

Lauala new water supply system is one of the 11 water supply interventions provided by the UNDP project, 'Strengthening the Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure (SSRI)' in the most vulnerable villages in Baucau, Ermera, and Liquiça municipalities of Timor-Leste. Conducted between 2015 and 2017, the project contributed to the achievement of SDG 6 on clean water and sanitation. Now, the newly installed water system in Lauala village is providing clean and more efficient water supply for more than 1,400 beneficiaries. To build climate resilience, the reservoir is capable to address the community need of increasing water consumption in response to climate change.