SOPAC Compendium Project
SOPAC Compendium Project
Digital collection of the entire body of knowledge of CCOP/SOPAC from 1972 to 2010

Listing Projects - Country of American Samoa (71)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Maritime boundaries training At the 37th SOPAC session meeting held in Tuvalu 2008. Kiribati acknowledged the efforts of the Secretariate, with support from Ausaid in providing training and development of submissions concerning maritime boundaries. Stressed that these issues are critical to Pacific Island Countries not only in terms of managing mineral and fisheries resources but also in terms of determining EEZ and ECS territorial areas. Kiribati further touched on the issue of international momentum that was picking up and stressed its position on the need to pursue this opportunity. Seabed mining is an important issue for Kiribati given its vast marine area and there was great potential in this area, if appropriate technical research and advice was provided from SOPAC. Human Resources Development (HRD) Training 2008
Regional Workshop for Stakeholders in Wastewater Management To address municipal wastewater as a major land-based source of pollution and prevent further deterioration of health of humans and ecosystems. SOPAC, together with GPA/UNEP Coordination Office, PWA and SPREP are joining forces to organise a Regional Wastewater Meeting for the Pacific with the objective to prepare a regional future oriented Framework for Action on Wastewater Management. Water and Sanitation (WS) Activity/Task 2001
Demand Side Management Project Review and report on the current status of DSM activities within SOPAC member country electric power utilities; determine the most appropriate technologies and methodology for the implementation of a DSM programme; prepare a detailed programme design; and the implementation, management and reporting for at least three demonstration DSM projects. Energy (E) Project 2005
Pacific Island Climate Update The Pacific Island Climate Update (ICU) project is implemented by SOPAC in collaboration with SPREP and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and supported by NZAID. The main output of the ICU process is the publication of a monthly seasonal climate bulletin for the Pacific region with the primary goal of assisting Pacific island countries make informed planning and management decisions across a range of sectors through the provision of timely and accurate seasonal climate forecasts. The ICU bulletin is published by NIWA, previously both in print and online, and distributed to end users across the Pacific region. Since 2009, the print version has ceased in order to devote more resources to develop an improved online presence and accessibility. Uncategorised (UC) Bulletin/Newsletter 2010
SOPAC Workshop on Solar pumping (PVP) Solar pumping workshop in Suva was attended by 29 people from 12 countries to promote and learn about the use of solar energy in the supply of freshwater to rural communities. The aims of the workshop were to (1) review the PVP technology and why similar project carried out in the South Pacific failed (2) determine conditions best suited to the use of PVP in rural areas of the South Pacific and compare the costs with other technologies for extracting water from the ground (3) examine the planning procedures for PVP systems (4) identify the criteria to ensure that PVP technology is available to the user at an affordable manner. The workshop was held from 21- 23 May 1997. Water and Sanitation (WS) Workshop 1997
ENSO Impact on water resources in the Pacific Region: Workshop A workshop on ENSO Impacts on Water Resources in the Pacific region was held inconjunction with SOPAC’s 1999 Annual Session at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji from 19 to 23 October 1999, and attended by about 80 participants from 23 countries.The main objectives of the workshop were to: (1) assess climate variability impacts on water resources (2) identify the users of climate forecast and recognition of their needs (3) identify adaptation and mitigation strategies (4) strengthen links between the producers and users of climate information. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Workshop 1999
SOPAC Secretariat - Energy Audit At the June (1999) all-staff meeting of SOPAC, the Director requested that the Energy Unit carry out an Energy Audit of the SOPAC office complex. This is to demonstrate to member countries that SOPAC does carry out at home what it preaches. The objective was to identify potential energy saving opportunities within the SOPAC Secretariat and to produce a report detailing the methodology used so that member countries can use it as a reference in their own energy conservation program. General (G) Assessment 1999
Increased awareness Increased awareness by all member country stakeholders of the benefits of applying an integrated approach. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2006
Endorsement of the Pacific Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Water Management Preparation for the 3rd World Water Forum, SOPAC sought the endorsement of its Pacific Member countries for a Pacific Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Water Management. Water and Sanitation (WS) Policy and Governance 2002
Liaise and Advice Member Countries on Work Program Laise and provide advice to member countries on requirements and effectiveness of the Work Program by keeping them informed of SOPAC's activities and projects. This ensures that member countries interests are fully served through interaction, participation and collaboration. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1996