Pacific Island Groundwater and Future Climates: First-pass Regional Vulnerability Assessment [fact sheet]

Factsheet giving a project overview and summary of the key results of a regional assessment of the vulnerability of Pacific Island groundwater resources to future climatic conditions.  

This factsheet was developed by Geoscience Australia as part of the Pacific Island Groundwater and Future Climates: First-pass Regional Vulnerability Assessment (see , for the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) programme. This project provides a first-pass regional-scale assessment of the relative potential vulnerability of groundwater to: (i) low rainfall periods and (ii) mean sea-level rise for 15 Pacific Island countries and territories.

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Detailed Descriptions
Fact sheet
040608 - Surfacewater Hydrology, 040104 - Climate Change Processes, 040603 - Hydrogeology;
Geographic and Temporal Extents
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Attributions and Constraints
© Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2014. With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, all material in this publication is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence All Rights (including copyright) Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2014
Catography by Veronika Galinec, Products and Promotion, Geoscience Australia. Various datasets were provided by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Bureau of Metorology (BoM), the SPC and the Regioal Costal Susceptibility Framework for the Pacific Islands Project team. Expert knowledge was provided by Pacific Island hydrologists (Tony Falkland and Ian White). Input from the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is acknowledged.
Geoscience Australia 2014, Pacific Island Groundwater and Future Climates: First-Pass Regional Vulnerability Assessment [fact sheet], Geoscience Australia, Canberra.
Baskaran Sundaram (GA),