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Drought likely to hit Fiji

Ana Madigibuli
Thursday, May 01, 2014

THE Works, Transport and Public Utilities Minister Captain Timoci Natuva says a medium to severe drought is likely to hit Fiji this year, which is caused by El Nino Southern Oscillation effect (ENSO).

He said he was advised by weather experts and advisers from the Department of Meteorology that the severe drought would normally take place during the cyclone season from November to April each year.

"Given this drought forecast by our weather experts, the understanding and operationalising of the Water Supply Management Plans as covered under the Government Rural Water and Sanitation Policy is critically important for Fiji and its people," Capt Natuva said.

He said the workshop such as the water training management training provided the real opportunity for relevant experts, policy advisers and water stakeholders to discuss and network on key water-related issues and problems affecting Fiji.

He said it was important to seek possible solutions so that the best way forward to tackling those problems could be mapped out for the benefit of our people in their sustainable development.

"The understanding and having the required Standard Operating Procedures for this water supply management plan is essential."








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