On 29 September 2011, in response to severe water shortages, the Government of Tokelau declared a state of emergency.Following this severe drought, water resource management was flagged as the area of greatest concern to communities in Tokelau. The tropical marine environment of Tokelau is home to approximately 1600 people. The islands’ infrastructure is highly vulnerable to natural disasters such as tidal surges, typhoons, drought and tropical cyclones. The acceleration of sea level rise, prolonged drought periods, and other serious impacts of climate change combine to threaten the coexistence of the entire 12 sq km of land area and its native inhabitants.
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Financing AmountNational Budget Allocation: GEF-SCCF: $465,000; AusAID national allocation: $499,775
Cofinancing TotalSPC & NZ Ministry of Civil Defense: $192,000
Local communities in Tokelau