PAS: Implementing Sustainable Integrated Water Resource and Wastewater Management in the Pacific Island Countries - under the GEF Pacific Alliance for Sustainability

Project Summary

The primary objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of countries to implement an integrated approach to the management of their water resources. There is a clearly identified need to integrate water resources management with other aspects of small island countries environments. The project will therefore assist participating countries in improving water resources management closely connected with other holistic management practices in support of sustainable development such as integrated coastal area management, island systems management, and river basin management. Some focus areas include: protection of water supplies; management of land-based sources of pollution; coastal area management including protection of marine waters; hazard assessment, risk management and disaster preparedness.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
722,950 USD
GEF Project Grant
9,025,688 USD
Co-financing Total
90,579,799 USD
GEF Agency Fees
974,814 USD
Total Cost 100,328,437.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
08 Nov 2004
Concept Approved
01 Apr 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
03 Dec 2008
Project closed
01 Dec 2013