Rainwater harvesting system for new settlements at Main Camp, Kiritimati
Rainwater harvesting system for new settlements at Main Camp, Kiritimati
Kiritimati Island is situated in the dry equatorial belt and receives only 600mm of rainfall annually. Droughts are common and water is a scarce and valuable resource. However, every 4 years or so the El Nino phenomena brings torrential rain which replenishes the groundwater reservoirs located at 4 different places across the island. The objective of this project is to provide fresh drinking water during times of shortage (due to droughts or flooding to a group of new settlers who have organized themselves into an active and functional community. More than 40 water tanks will be erected in selected homes, complete with guttering, piping and taps. One water tank will be shared between two or three households who have six members on average. This means that the number of beneficiaries will range between 480 to 720 people. While the primary target of this project are the new settlers at Main Camp on Kiritimati Island, anyone who needs water will be granted access to this water storage system.

Project Snapshot

Happy Community
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 34,861.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 37,815.64
Project Number:
Currently under execution

SGP Country office contact

Ms Taouea REIHER


UN Joint Presence Office, Kabutikeke
Bikenibeu, Tarawa