Pacific Island Groundwater and Future Climates: First-pass Regional Vulnerability Assessment [Technical Report]

Comprehensive technical report with findings from the First-pass Regional Vulnerability Assessment focusing on groundwater availability for future climates. Geoscience Australia undertook a desktop analysis to better understand the vulnerability of fresh groundwater systems to future climates for 15 Pacific Island countries and territories taking into consideration the impacts of future climates on groundwater systems at a regional scale. This study has been conducted in consultation with Pacific Island groundwater hydrology experts. This technical report has results on the potential vulnerability of groundwater to: (i) low rainfall periods and (ii) mean sea-level rise, using a groundwater vulnerability framework.

This report has been produced by Geoscience Australia and was funded under the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) programme. Geoscience Australia Record 2014/43

The dataset associated with this report  is also available.

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040608 - Surfacewater Hydrology, 040104 - Climate Change Processes, 040603 - Hydrogeology,;;
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All Rights (including copyright) Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2014 © Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2014. With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, all material in this publication is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence
Authors: P. Dixon-Jain, R. Norman, G. Stewart, K. Fontaine, K. Walker, B. Sundaram, E. Flannery, A. Riddell, L. Wallace
Dixon-Jain, P., Norman, R., Stewart, G., Fontaine, K., Walker, K., Sundaram, B., Flannery, E., Riddell, A., Wallace, L. 2014. Pacific Island Groundwater and Future Climates: First-Pass Regional Vulnerability Assessment. Record 2014/43. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.