May 2016 - The five-year project known as CRISP was launched in 2014 under the Solomon Islands Government, through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Meteorology, with the financial backing of the ACP-EU NDRR Program and Global Environment Facility fund for Least Developing Countries.
The project aims to address natural hazards and climate change risks by strengthening climate and disaster risk information, early warning systems, and direct community investments in climate change adaptation and DRR.
As a result of work on supporting community and provincial sub-project investments, the disaster resilience of the Nanngu community has been significantly enhanced. Tropical Cyclone Nina destroyed the Nanngu island water supply system in 1993, and for 20 years since the community often relied on inadequate rainwater tanks to meet their needs. Thanks to the project, Nanngu community members and project engineers jointly implemented a new comprehensive water supply system with greater redundancy, a water source 83 meters above sea level, and enhanced resilient-construction of standpipes using high quality materials designed to withstand natural hazards.
The video can be found here.