Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands
Adapting to increasing climate risks that impact the country’s drinking and irrigation water supply.
The entire country, separated into three islands, has a land area of only 2,612 square kilometres and no land further than 7 kilometres from the coast. This means the country is highly vulnerable to climate effects such as cyclones, erosion, flash floods and droughts. Rising temperatures will also reduce water availability and cause saline intrusion from rising sea levels.
This project will strengthen the national governance of water by integrating climate change into the country’s new water code. This will include integrating climate information into revised water legislation reforms, and upgrading tariff reforms to include the additional costs of reducing climate risks. Enhanced climate-resilient water infrastructure will incorporate expanded water storage tanks to store more water through longer dry periods.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 25 years.
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