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 New Zealand (213)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Environmental Vulnerability Project Phase III completed A demonstration EVI Global Test completed and environmental vulnerability measured in all member countries. The Environmental Vulnerability Index Project was successfully completed in 2004 with the results presented to global meetings in Mauritius and Kobe in early 2005. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2004
Public awareness planning guideline developed for member countries. Public awareness guideline distributed to all member countries. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2005
SOPAC Water and Sanitation Program (1997 - 1999) In 1996, paper was submitted seeking Council's endorsement for SOPAC to continue its role as the regional agency for coordination of regional water and sanitation program over the next three years, 1997-1999. After much deliberation (considering SPREP, SPC, USP, and SOPAC) a panel of experts recommended that the regional agency with the responsibility for the UNDP Pacific Water and Sanitation Program should be SOPAC. This recommendation was accepted by the region and the Program began its first full year at SOPAC in 1995. The Program has been funded by UNDP from late 1994 and is due to end at the end of 1996. Water and Sanitation (WS) Proposal 1996
Island Climate Update Bulletin ICU published for 1st year until June 2004. To improve the effectiveness of planning processes in climate sensitive sectors in the Pacific through increasing access to accurate climate information and to produce, publish and disseminate ICU bulletin to the climate sensitive sectors including water managers, energy managers and disaster managers. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Bulletin/Newsletter 2003
Melanesian borderland study Project initially proposed in TAG-1, purpose of the study was to approach the nature of this large transform boundary between Indo-Australian and Pacific Plates, particularly ill defined north of the Fiji Plateau; to establish its relationship with active exposed oceanic crust, active and ancient subduction, major ore deposits, hydrothermal occurrences, and petroleum and geothermal potential. Uncategorised (UC) Study 1982
Water Demand Management Regional Workshop A workshop with 25 participants from the 14 countries on water demand management was held in Nadi from the 21 to 26 July. Water and Sanitation (WS) Workshop 1999
Establish and Maintain a Regional Deep-sea Minerals Database To use Japan International Cooperation Assistance [JICA] technical assistance to develop and expand the deep-sea mineral database for SOPAC member countries. Mineral (M) Activity/Task 2002
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
Catastrophe Insurance – Port Vila Pilot (continued) A comprehensive scheme for provision of insurance for catastrophic events in Pacific Island countries Hazards (H) Activity/Task 2002
27th Session of the SOPAC Governing Council and the 27th Session of its Technical Advisory Group The 27th session of SOPAC's Governing Council was hosted by the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia but held in Suva, Fiji. It was attended by members of the commission and associate member New Caledonia. Guam's participation is by Barry D Smith, Marine Biologist/Natural Scientist Water and Energy Research Institute (WERI) University of Guam and designated representative is Mr Clifford Guzman, Management Team, Governor’s Office. General (G) Meeting 1998