The Kingdom of Tonga
In co-operation with the International Hydrological Programme, assistance was
provided in planning a groundwater pollution in villages study on
Lifuka Island. Field work commenced in May 1996 with a visit by
two consultants, and two overseas trainees. Three local
professionals have been closely involved in carrying on the work
between consultant visits and attended the UNESCO Water
Resources Workshop in Suva in July 1997. As part of to the
groundwater studies project a report on Water resource conflicts in Tarawa,
Kiribati was produced at the end of 1997.
A comprehensive water resources management project was developed as follow-up to
the UNESCO groundwater studies in Kiribati and Tonga is currently being carried
out under funding from the Australian
Centre for International Agricultural Research.
A paper relevant to Tonga was posted on the web-based ‘Wise Coastal Practices for Sustainable Human Development’ Forum in July 2002: ‘Announcement of a trial global discussion forum for Small Islands’ Voice’.