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Report available on groundwater monitoring in Pacific SIDS

Report available on groundwater monitoring in Pacific SIDS

Groundwater Monitoring in Small Island Developing States in the Pacific

IGRAC and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have published a report on “Groundwater Monitoring in Small Island Developing States in the Pacific”, which is freely available in the downloads section. The report is a summary on groundwater monitoring practices in Pacific SIDS and is an outcome of a recently held workshop “Advancing Groundwater Monitoring in Pacific SIDS”.

Groundwater monitoring in Pacific SIDS report

The report “Groundwater Monitoring in Small Island Developing States in the Pacific” gives a brief overview for each Pacific SIDS to capture the current groundwater monitoring and assessment practices and their future challenges. In addition, it gives a set of recommendations on how groundwater monitoring in these islands could be improved.

Monitoring workshop in Fiji

The workshop “Advancing Groundwater Monitoring in Pacific Small Island Developing States” was jointly organized by WMO, IGRAC, Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). This workshop took place in Suva, Fiji from 29 August till 2 September and was organised in the framework of WMO Education and Training Programme and of the Global Groundwater Monitoring Network (GGMN) programme. GGMN is a programme set up to improve quality and accessibility of groundwater monitoring information and subsequently our knowledge on the state of groundwater resources.