Securing groundwater in Timor-Leste


Video (English with English subtitles) - This video details how Timor-Leste's communities, together with scientists and local organisations, worked with the Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program to protect it's groundwater resources against Climate Change.The people of Timor-Leste, like many Pacific countries, depend heavily on groundwater supplies for cleaning, cooking and growing their crops.

Timor-Leste worked with the Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program (PASAP) to: assess the vulnerability of groundwater supplies to climate change impacts, produce a national plan outlining how to collect, categorise, map and monitor groundwater, map aquifers and help improve development planning and implement training programmes for monitoring and analysing groundwater data and maps.

The Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program (PASAP) assisted 15 partner countries to assess their vulnerability to climate change and incorporate adaptive measures into planning and development.

Published 7 January 2014
File Size: 25.9 MB
6-minute video

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Case Study, Multimedia
https://youtu.be/e4MdE98kT1U
040104 - Climate Change Processes, 050210 - Pacific Peoples Environmental Knowledge, 040608 - Surfacewater Hydrology, 040603 - Hydrogeology
http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/adaptation/international-climate-change-adaptation-initiative/pasap/timor-leste; http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/adaptation/international-climate-change-adaptation-initiative/paccsap
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Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. © Commonwealth of Australia, 2014.
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Contributors: Robbie Mitchell Collaborating Organisations: Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE), AusAID, Government of Timor-Leste, Charles Darwin University Lead Researcher: Alison Binney, Econnect Communication
Collaborating Organisations: Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE), AusAID, Government of Timor-Leste, Charles Darwin University Lead Researcher: Alison Binney, Econnect Communication Contributors: Robbie Mitchell
internationaladaptation@environment.gov.au
2014/01