Environmental Problems In Kiribati

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Located at 3.37°S and 168.73°W, Kiribati is one of the largest territories in Micronesia. Kiribati or officially known as the Republic of Kiribati established in 1979 is identified into three groups, the Gilbert Islands, Phoenix Islands, and the Line Islands. There are currently 33 islands in Kiribati, 20 which are inhabited over the 313 square mile territory. Kiribati is known for having a plethora amount of coconut plantations as well as fishing grounds and a satellite telemetry system. The people of Kiribati live in small villages dominated by Western-style churches usually living in homes with built from their native wood and a thatched roofs made of coconut leaves. However, more common western style homes are towards the Tarawa side which…show more content…
Some including island loss, storms and flooding, waste management, and most importantly undependable water. The main dilemma is because Kiribati is located towards the top of Micronesia, so getting aid is difficult. Majority of South Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati, gets impacted by unreliable water because the climate change and the waste management is very poor. Climate change has made a huge impact on how Kiribati gets their water, when the sea level rises the salt water would flood all of the freshwater lakes causing the fresh water to become contaminated. Climate change also results in the boreholes, holes in the ground that pump up water, which once were used to get fresh water becoming polluted with salt (Water). The scarce water supply leaves the urban part of Kiribati thirsty and drinking to polluted water can lead to waterborne, diarrhoeal, and gastrointestinal disease as well neurological problems (New Health Advisor). This problem is mostly affecting Tabiang, Tabuki and Nubeinvva in North Tarawa and at Bikenibeu, Bairiki and Betio in South Tarawa all of which are in the more populated areas of the Gilbert Islands…show more content…
Some issues that Kiribati faces is island loss, waste management, storms and flooding, but the main one is unreliable water. Since Kiribati is more toward the top of Micronesia, it is hard for them to get help because it takes longer. A solution for the unreliable water is a domestic well, this goes into the ground and filters water, then pumps it to the place needed. Kiribati has a good relationship with the U.S. and some other connections with Fiji, Australia, Japan, and other places that import goods to

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