Strategy for sustainable water supply

Oxfam worked in Vanuatu from 2005 to 2008 with the government, the private sector, and local organisations to develop a National Water Resource Strategy.

Testing water in Vanuatu. Photo: Oxfam
Testing the water at a makeshift well at Black Sands in Vila.

With the competing demands brought about by Vanuatu’s growing population and urban drift, and a shift from a predominantly subsistence economy to a cash-economy, water has become a precious resource.

The strategy we developed aims to ensure sustainable and equitable access to safe water for all the people of Vanuatu, as well as supporting improved public health, and social and economic development.

Clean water and sanitation

Read more on Oxfam's work with the Vanuatu Rural Development and Training Centre Association (VRDTCA) to improve access to safe water and sanitation in rural communities.