Third release of treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant ends safely, TEPCO says

The release of a third batch of treated radioactive wastewater from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean ended safely as planned, its operator said Monday, as the country’s seafood

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Water shocks impact the food chain

“We often think of buckets for food security. But in the Pacific, it means water security,” said Dave Hebblethwaite, the Pacific Community’s Water Security and Governance Coordinator.  To illustrate his

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‘Tipping points’ of risk pose new threats, UN report warns

A new UN report launched on Wednesday has some useful insights on “risk tipping points” which are becoming an increasing challenge worldwide.  Tipping points are reached when the systems we rely on stop functioning

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Reintroduce nutritious, healthy food culture: Fiji PM Rabuka

Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka believes population growth, climate change and dietary choices are factors that drive food insecurity. And the Prime Minister has urged the Ministry of Agriculture and other

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Preserving Paradise: Sustainable Infrastructure in the Pacific

Protecting natural capital in the Pacific islands requires a comprehensive, sustainable, life cycle approach to asset design, selection and management. Infrastructure like sewage treatment is expensive and it plays a

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Rewa River Water Supply Scheme to Address Intermittent Supply

The Rewa River Water Supply Scheme will help to resolve the issue of intermittent water supply in certain parts of the greater Suva-Nausori area by expanding Water Authority of Fiji’s (WAF) supply capacity. The

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Design, Procure, Construct & Maintain Pressure Sewer Systems

ABOUT US Pressure Sewer Services Australia (PSSA) is a privately owned Australian Company who established itself as a successful business specialising in Pressure Sewer Systems in early 2001. Since its inception, PSSA

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Water: PWWA talks resilience

The resilience of the Pacific’s water services is not just about climate proofing existing and future infrastructure, but also ensuring the appropriate technology is being put in, and that there are the right people

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Water: Reaching the SDG-6 benchmark

Monitoring by United Nations agencies indicates that only 55% of people in the Pacific have access to safe water and only 30% to adequate sanitation. The gap between urban and rural areas is wide, and compared to the

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Water: Making WASH aid work

What needs to change if Pacific Island nations are to get anywhere near their water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) targets under the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? For the Regional Systems Strengthening Technical

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Palau president visits Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr has called on Japan to raise the transparency of the decommissioning process at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Whipps made the statement on Tuesday in a meeting

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Japan sends seawater into tunnel built for Fukushima nuke wastewater discharge

Japan has started sending seawater into an underwater tunnel built to release nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, local media reported on Tuesday. Tokyo

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