Vanuatu National Implementation Plan for Safe and Secure Community Drinking Water

Resilient community water supply (i.e. a continuously safe and secure supply) is constantly being challenged by limited and fragile water resources at the mercy of natural hazards such as cyclones, droughts, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and the impacts of climate variability and change. Small communities spread over vast distances, and limited human and financial resources to reach out to these communities add to their vulnerability. The behaviours and practices of people, often the consequence of inadequate awareness, put water supply at risk, for example through inappropriate water use and wastage of water, activities that introduce contamination into the water, poorly configured and maintained infrastructure, or inadequate planning and preparedness.

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