30 Jul 2012

Meters being installed in Marshall Islands part of drought management

3:17 pm on 30 July 2012

Bulk water meters are being installed in the Marshall Islands to help the nation manage droughts.

The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project, or PACC, has installed the meters at the national Airport Reservoir with plans to install more at the Laura Water Plant.

The meters will show up any leakage in the system.

The Secretariat for the Pacific Environment Programme says climate change is having a direct impact on rainfall patterns in the Marshalls where any reduction in rainfall puts the country at a high risk of drought.

The PACC is working to increase water storage and to improve existing water systems at selected pilot sites to conserve the limited water they have.