Pacific Rim

NIWA’s environmental science helps contribute to sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Pacific Rim

NIWA’s environmental science helps contribute to sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

We provide applied science and environmental consultancy services to support international development activities, with a particular focus on the Pacific and Asian regions.
See previous and current editions of our Island Update.
Sa'anapu - Building resilience to natural disasters
The coastal Samoan village of Sa'anapu has been ravaged by cyclones and tsunamis in recent years. Now, plans are being developed to improve the community's resilience to natural disasters.

Solutions: Early warning of PNG floods

This year, NIWA completed a project that aims to help build community resilience against flooding in the Bumbu River and contribute to improving Papua New Guinea’s disaster preparedness in the face of increasing climate-related disasters.

Improved climate information and services in Vanuatu

The construction of improved climate information and services in Vanuatu has posed unique logistical challenges.
Adapting to climate change in Samoa

Muliagatele Filomena Nelson from Samoa's Ministry of Natural Resources  and Environment discusses integrating traditional knowledge when  adapting to climate change in Samoa.