Workshops

A 5-day workshop in Chuuk (May 13-17, 2013; see Agenda WfL CT Wrkshp final) brought together the Core Teams to learn about water and advance the WfL professional learning community

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Modules explored at the workshop include:

Module1  –  Chemistry and physics of water

Module2   –  The oceans (including currents, waves, chemistry, changes, etc.)

Module3  –  The atmosphere (including weather, climate, droughts, storms, etc.)

Module4  –  Hydrological cycles on different types of islands

Module5  –  Island geology and groundwater and surface water issues

Module6  –  Containment, maintenance, and monitoring of freshwater quality

Participants also explored various water systems in Chuuk.  Field trips to the main Weno water system, a remote community on Weno, and Piis Paneu provided a breadth of perspectives on diverse drinking water issues in the differing Pacific island environments.

Rainwater catchment  is used for drinking water on the low island of Piis Paneu, but secondary (non-potable) water is piped in (spigot in foreground).
Rainwater catchment is used for drinking water on the low island of Piis Paneu, but secondary (non-potable) water is piped in (spigot in foreground).
A solar-powered pumping station gathers and stores groundwater on Piis Paneu. This untreated water is piped to homes, reducing their dependence on rainwater catchment.
A solar-powered pumping station gathers and stores groundwater on Piis Paneu. This untreated water is piped to homes, reducing their dependence on rainwater catchment.
Large tanks (the bigger holds a million gallons) at the Weno Water System
Large tanks (the bigger holds a million gallons) at the Weno Water System
Part of the piping at the Weno Water System
Part of the piping at the Weno Water System
Some remote communities on Weno rely on surface water.
Some remote communities on Weno rely on surface water.

Teams from each site also drafted local Action Plans:

Yap Team -WFL- Action Plan Draft May 2013

CHUUK WFL ACTION PLAN

RMI WFL Prioritized Activity

Palau-Action-Plans

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