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Church roof providing extra water security in Tuvalu village

Church roof providing extra water security in Tuvalu village

Updated 19 February 2013, 10:35 AEDT

A church roof is being used to provide extra water to the people of Lofeagai in Tuvalu.

The roof is the major catchment for a 700,000 litres water tank just completed on the island under the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project.

While the average person is estimated to consume 100 litres of water per day, in Tuvalu due to the water shortages they are limited to 40 litres per person per day. In times of extreme drought events this is lowered even further to 20 litres of water per person per day.

Presenter:Richard Ewart

Speaker:Taito Nakalevu, Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project, SPREP, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

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