Bonriki Inundation Vulnerability Assessment - Assessment of sea-level rise and inundation effects on Bonriki Freshwater Lens, Tarawa Kiribati - Groundwater Modelling report

This report is to provide a summary of the methodology and results of numerical groundwater modelling activities undertaken as part of the Bonriki Inundation Vulnerability (BIVA) project activities.
The Bonriki Inundation Vulnerability Assessment (BIVA) project aimed to improve understanding of the vulnerability of the Bonriki freshwater reserve to coastal hazards and climate variability and change. Improved knowledge of risks to this freshwater resource will enable better adaptation planning by the Government of Kiribati.

Data Location Details Bonriki, Kiribati
Area or single point? Area
North Latitude 1.3953262864
South Latitude 1.3731706324
East Longitude 173.1286001287
West Longitude 173.1619428416
Projection EPSG:4326

This BIVA project was supported by the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) programme.

Lineage Modelling undertaken using SEAWAT 4 model code.

ISBN: 978-982-00-0935-6

File Type: PDF
File Size: 21.95MB (22,477KB)

Credit Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Applied Geoscience and Technology Division and Flinders University, Adelaide with contributions from a range of technical specialists.



Detailed Descriptions
040104 - Climate Change Processes, 040603 - Hydrogeology,
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Authors: Amandine Bosserelle, Dana Jakovovic, Vincent Post, Sandra Galvis Rodriguez, Adrian Werner, Peter Sinclair Collaborating Organisations: Secretariat of the Pacific Community, contributions from Government of Kiribati, including Ministry of Public Works and Utilities Water Engineering Unit and Public Utilities Board.
Bosserelle A. Jakovovic D., Post V., Galvis Rodriguez S., Werner A. and Sinclair P. 2015. Assessment of sea level rise and inundation effects on the Bonriki freshwater lens, Tarawa, Kiribati: Groundwater modelling report. SPC Technical Report SPC00010. Suva, Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Peter Sinclair, Water Resources Assessment Coordinator, SPC,