The hydro-physical characteristics of the Comoros significantly influence its high vulnerability to climate change impacts. The entire country, divided into three islands, has a surface area of only 2,612 km2 and none of its land is more than 7 km from the coastline. The Comoros therefore has very few watersheds and aquifers, and these have a low natural water storage capacity. They are therefore extremely vulnerable to climate change amplified by the variability and intensity of rainfall, causing significant impacts in terms of drought, soil erosion and salinisation.
The main objective of the project is to strengthen the climatic resilience of the drinking and irrigation water supply in 15 of the areas most at risk from climate change in the region.
- Phase 1: Consultation, information gathering and analysis of the sector: Following this phase of exchanges, information gathering and observations, three workshops were organised (1 per island) for feedback with all stakeholders on the situation of the water sector.
- Phase 2: A set of reports, tools and manuals will be developed in provisional versions which are subject to consultation and approval before being published in final version during phase 3.
- Phase 3: Preparation and transmission of final deliverables