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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- Public sector
GCF financing76% disbursed
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|2021 Annual Performance Report for FP094: Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands||Annual Performance Report||31 Mar 2022|
|2020 Annual Performance Report for FP094: Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands||Annual Performance Report||27 Jun 2021|
|2019 Annual Performance Report for FP094: Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands||Annual Performance Report||01 Mar 2020|
|Gender assessment for FP094: Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands||Gender assessment||10 Jan 2019|
|Gender action plan for FP094: Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands||Gender action plan||10 Jan 2019|
|Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands||Approved funding proposal||22 Dec 2018|
|Environmental and social safeguards (ESS) report for FP094: Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands||Environmental and Social Safeguards report||27 Sep 2018|