An earthquake hazard map provides, at any location, the value of a ground motion intensity measure (for example, horizontal peak ground acceleration, PGA) that is expected to be exceeded at least once in 100 year mean return period. The earthquake hazard maps are developed by determining the simulated ground motion intensities at every gridded location for 10,000 realizations of next-year activity of earthquake events. At each grid location, the intensities are ranked and the ground motion intensity of the mean return period of interest is recorded.
Dataset contains training material on using open source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to improve protected area planning and management from a workshop that was conducted on June 08-09 2022. Specifically, the dataset contains lectures on GIS fundamentals, QGIS 3.22, as well as country-specific datasets and a workbook containing exercises for viewing data, editing/creating datasets, and creating map products in QGIS.
Dataset that provides a direct link to Nauru's data hosted on the GBIF website/records.
This document – the Republic of Nauru Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (RONAdapt) – represents the Government of Nauru’s response to the risks to sustainable development posed by climate change and disasters. It aims to do two things.
The guidelines for the design of conjunctive water supply systems to improve resilience to drought in Nauru have been developed as part of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) demonstration project initiative. The PACC project involves 14 pacific countries and is aimed at building resilience to impacts of climate change in the key vulnerable socio-economic sectors. In Nauru, drought has been identified has one of the most threatening impact that could result from change in climate patterns.
Based on literature review and meetings with community residents, acute health effects from ambient particulates on airway, mucosa, and skin of residents, especially neonates and infants, are strongly suspected. Previous studies on environmental impacts of phosphate mining also indicate a potential contamination with radionuclide including radon and radon progeny and effects on cancer developments including lung cancer, leukemia. In addition to these, cadmium contamination of air, water, and biota should also be included as a potential threat to Aiwo community and nearby districts.
The Nauru Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project was started with funding from UNDP-GEF in 2008, with the goal of building Nauru’s capacity to implement a comprehensive regime for sustainable land management and to ensure that SLM is mainstreamed into all levels of decision-making. One of the outputs of the project is the development of a National Action Programme (NAP) and an Integrated Financial Strategy (IFS) to address land degradation and mitigate the effects of drought.
The definition of Biodiversity for the purpose of the Nauru Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan is: The variety of life forms, the different plants, animals and micro-organisms, the genes they contain, and the ecosystems they form. It is usually considered at three levels; genetic diversity, species diversity, and ecosystem diversity. It thus includes all the species that make up the natural world of Nauru, those which naturally occur on the island, and those brought here by people.
This is the 2018 NIEP developed by DCIE with support from SPREP, UNEP, UNDP. The NIEP is a 5 year implementation plan to address environmental issues.
A direct internet link to a time series data of Environmental Health indicators for Nauru as listed on the SPC website. Data include;
1. Proportion of Population and Households with access to Improved Drinking Water
2. Proportion of Population and Households with access to Improved Sanitation
The National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) declares the development journey for a better quality of life for every Nauruan. It is a road map that reflects the reforms needed to be put in place and the strategies for implementation, as the platform for a better life today and tomorrow.
This report fulfills Nauru's 5th reporting requirement to the Convention on Biological Diversity which is also Nauru's first national report to be submitted to the convention. In this regard, the report attempts to provide a comprehensive assessment of the status and trends of our island’s biodiversity and threats to its survival and viability, and it also provides an account of actions that have been implemented to protect and conserve Nauru's biodiversity.
Jungblut V and Dowiyogo B. 2016. Directory of Wetlands of Nauru - 2016. Report to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
This report is prepared for the purpose of the higher ground project in Nauru to understand the impacts of sea level rise and the need to develop the higher ground in Nauru. The author of the report is NIWA.
This report is published under the auspices of the Nauru Government, with the support of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF). The Nauru Integrated Infrastructure Strategic Plan was endorsed and adopted by the Nauruan Cabinet on 27 November 2019 as a guide to public infrastructure investment planning and budgeting.