Pacific Islands (WWDR3, 2009)

Click on the map to access a detailed view. Map prepared for WWAP by AFDEC.

The unique geography of the many small islands dotting the Pacific Ocean exposes them to water-related natural hazards compounded by the effects of climate change and variability, including sea level rise.

Pacific island countries are struggling to build the capacity to address many challenges, such as developing coherent policy frameworks and integrated approaches to managing scarce freshwater resources. 



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