When it Doesn’t Rain…

You think you have problems?

A new video from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) highlights the threats to water supply in the country from El Nino events, droughts and sanitation issues 

The
atolls of the RMI have small freshwater lenses and access to this water
is limited. Currently on the main island
of Majuro, the government
is only able to supply water one day a week, the rest of the time the
inhabitants have to fend for themselves. They do this by using stored
water for
drinking and well water for non potable needs. 

This
27
minute film includes interviews with people from government departments
responsible for supplying and monitoring water quality and a series of
moving
interviews with members of the public discussing some of the hardships
they
face in getting their daily water supply. 

It
was
produced by the Marshall Islands Conservation Society, in partnership
with
Computer Solutions – RMI. The video was made with the help and support
from the Kora in Okrane (KIO) Club, Women United Together Marshall
Islands
(WUTMI), Economic Policy, Planning and Statistics Office (EPPSO), the
Environment Protection Agency (EPA), College of the Marshal Islands
(CMI) Land
Grant, the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the
European
Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  

 

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