Water Resource Management in the Maldives

DATE OF ENTRY

15 October 2011

PROJECT STATUS

Ongoing

LATITUDE / LONGTITUDE

3.20278 / 73.2207

Funding Organisation

UN Adaptation Fund

Implementing Organisation

Ministry of Housing and Environment

This UNDP project, Increasing climate resilience through an Integrated Water Resource Management Programme, is designed to increase the resilience of freshwater resources in the islands of Mahibadhoo (Alifu Dhaalu Atoll), Ihavandhoo (Haa Alifu Atoll) and Gadhdhoo (Gaaf Dhaal Atoll).Funded by the Adaptation Fund and implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Environment, the primary problem addressed by this project is climate change-induced decline of freshwater resources that is affecting the entire population of Maldives. Freshwater resources are scarce in the Maldives. As surface freshwater is  generally lacking throughout the country (with the exception of a limited number of brackish water swampy areas in some of the islands), the key problems pertaining to freshwater security relate to the management of increasingly saline groundwater and increasingly variable rainfall patterns. Read more: UNDP : http://www.undp-adaptation.org/projects/websites/index.php?option=com_co... Contact: ContactGernot LagandaEmailgernot.laganda@undp.org

Funding Organisation: 

UN Adaptation Fund

Implementing Organisation: 

Ministry of Housing and Environment

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Project Type: 
Non-Governmental

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