Sustainable Solution for Flooding and Costal Erosion of Tawara, Kiribati

Description and Status:

  • Studying the available literature, having meetings and discussions with the relevant Ministries and Institutes, which was completed by visual observation at different relevant locations around the island, an inventory could be made of the existing situation i.e. the natural system prevailing at Tarawa.
  • Having obtained a clear understanding of the natural system the effects of human interference on the fragile system prevailing at Tarawa were identified.
  • Thus a sound foundation was formed for developing a philosophy how to deal with and possibly counter the effects of rising sea levels, worsening storms, coastal erosion and morphological and ecological changes.

Role:

  • STREE was assigned to bring together a team of experts to assess the prevailing conditions and determine potential solutions for dealing with rising sea levels, worsening storms, coastal erosion and morphological changes.