Vaisigano River Strengthened adaptive capacity and reduced exposure to climate risk of vulnerable livelihoods and infrastructure in the Vaisigano Catchment
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espite contributing little to the drivers, the Small Island Developing States is dealing with the impacts of a warming planet, including more frequent and intense tropical storms, sea-level rise and significant variability in rainfall.

Urban infrastructure in Samoa has suffered considerably from the recurrence of flooding. With generous support from the Green Climate Fund and the Government of Samoa, the Vaisigano Catchment Project will lay the foundations for Samoa’s comprehensive programme on climate change-induced flood management.

While investing in flood-proofing infrastructure in the flood-prone river catchments of the capital Apia – including drainage and sewerage systems, river floodwalls and bridges – the project will also establish a health surveillance system to track flood-related health issues, help institute better building practices and expand the coverage of early warning systems to warn communities along the Vaisigano River that they are at risk of an extreme flood event.

Reducing flood-related risks by strengthening national mechanisms and, flood-proofing infrastructures and upgrading drainage in downstream urban areas.

Output 1
Assessments and mechanisms in place for an integrated approach to reduce vulnerability towards flood-related risks
Output 2
Infrastructure in the Vaisigano River are flood-proofed to increase resilience to negative effects of excessive water
Output 3
Drainage in downstream areas upgraded for increased regulation of water flows

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2017 – 2023

Project Timeline

Vaisigano Catchment Area Map

Latest Updates

Officials-on-site
07 Apr: GCF-VCP Officials Site Visit to Segment 3 and 4 of the Vaisigano River Levees

The GCF-VCP encourages and supports continuous engagement and consultations with communities
and families, specifically owners of 27 neighbouring properties located within the 150m vicinity of the
Lelata Bridge. These families have been pre-identified as most affected stakeholders of the Lelata
Bridge Replacement works.

Joint MYWPB 2020 Group Photo
20 Nov: GCF – VCP two-day Joint Annual Multi-Year Work Planning and Budgeting Retreat/Workshop

The GCF-VCP encourages and supports continuous engagement and consultations with communities
and families, specifically owners of 27 neighbouring properties located within the 150m vicinity of the
Lelata Bridge. These families have been pre-identified as most affected stakeholders of the Lelata
Bridge Replacement works.

GCF-VCP Awareness Program Group Photo
28 Aug: GCF – VCP Annual Awareness Program for Sui o Nu’u, Sui o Malo and Sui Tama’ita’i, Representatives of Youth and Disability Organisations

The GCF-VCP encourages and supports continuous engagement and consultations with communities
and families, specifically owners of 27 neighbouring properties located within the 150m vicinity of the
Lelata Bridge. These families have been pre-identified as most affected stakeholders of the Lelata
Bridge Replacement works.

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