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SECOND MEETING OF HEADS OF GEOSCIENCES, NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA

3 - 9 NOVEMBER 2012

2nd SPC/SOPAC Division Meeting 2012 (SOPAC-2)

SPC Headquarters, Noumea

Information Circular

Provisional Agenda

Registration

Meeting Papers

Star Call for Papers for 2012

The Meeting will run for three days (Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th November) and will be preceded by the SOPAC Science Technology and Resources (STAR) Meeting and a joint meeting of STAR and the Circum Pacific Council (CPC).

 

Newsflash

As Tuvalu enters its second week of a drought induced national emergency, important lessons are emerging on the nature of climate change impacts in the Pacific and how island communities can best prepare their climate defences.

Tuvalu relies almost exclusively on captured rainfall for its drinking water, supplemented by a limited desalinated supply. Without immediate rain, government and community storages on the main island of Funafuti could be depleted in less than two weeks.

Noa Tokavou, disaster management adviser with Secretariat of the Pacific Communities’ (SPC) Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC), has just returned from Tuvalu’s parched capital, where he was assisting Government to plan for future disasters and climate change.