Climate Change, Water Security, and Women: A Study on Water Boiling in South Tarawa, Kiribati

Publication | August 2021

This publication summarizes the results of a household survey on water boiling practices in South Tarawa, Kiribati, and outlines implications for the design of water supply projects.

The publication discusses the implications of water boiling practices in relation to greenhouse gas emissions and environmental issues, economic costs, gender, and health.


  • Introduction
  • South Tarawa Water Supply Project
  • Water Boiling Practices
  • Implications of Reduced Boiling Due to Improved Water Supplies
  • How Survey Results Were Factored into Project Design
  • Lessons and Broader Implications of Results beyond the South Tarawa Water Supply Project

Additional Details

  • Climate change
  • Gender
  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Water sector development
  • Kiribati
  • 38
  • 8.5 x 11
  • ARM210267-2

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