Water security in Tuvalu: Water supply-demand model

An Excel-based water supply-demand model was developed to assess shortfalls in water supply in Funafuti and Vaitupu relative to the emergency, critical and longer term water security targets and to assess and to assess additional capacity required to meet the targets. Water supply and demand data from 2011 to 2014. Rainfall data from 1933 to 2013.

This resource was produced using funding provided by the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) programme. The model was calibrated to reflect the current conditions in Funafuti and Vaitupu. This involved compiling datasets on: number of households and house sizes (both communities); household water consumption (both communities); household rainwater tank capacity (both communities); capacity of government & community cisterns (both communities); desalination capacity (Funafuti); and groundwater capacity (Vaitupu). The model was also supported by historic daily rainfall datasets for each of Funafuti and Vaitupu.

File Type: Excel Document.

Although the associated metadata is public, the data has not been approved for general release. Please phone or email the contact person for this data collection to discuss access.

Credit: Representatives and departments of the Government of Tuvalu including: Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (Simalua Enele), Public Works Department, Planning & Budget Department, Department of Environment, Statistics Department, Tuvalu Met Office. Other agencies and regional organisations including: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project, Tuvalu Association of Non-Government Organisations (TANGO), Tuvalu National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), CSIRO (Australia), Bureau of Meteorology (Australia)



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Detailed Descriptions
Report, Dataset
040608 - Surfacewater Hydrology, 050101 - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change, 040603 - Hydrogeology, 140205 - Environment and Resource Economics , 040104 - Climate Change Processes
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All Rights (including copyright) Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Environment) 2014. Metadata: Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY) .This licence allows users to distribute, remix and build upon a work, and create Derivative Works – even for commercial use – provided they credit the original creator/s (and any other nominated parties). Although the associated metadata is public, the data has not been approved for general release. Please phone or email the contact person for this data collection to discuss access.
Contributors: Nadja Arold, Phil Pickering (Marsden Jacob Associates), Joey Manfredo, Teuleala Manuella (DAI), Eric Rooke (Gilbert & Sutherland) Collaborating Organisations: Development Assistance International (DAI), Gilbert & Sutherland, Australian Government Department of the Environment, Government of Tuvalu (Ministry of Public Works & Utilities) Lead Researcher: Peter Kinrade
Kinrade. P., Arold. N., Pickering. P., Rooke. E., Manfredo. J., n.d., Water security in Tuvalu: Water supply-demand model dataset, presented to the Australian Government. Department of the Environment, Canberra.
Peter Kinrade Phone: 61 3 9882 1600 Email: peter.kinrade@marsdenjacob.com.au