The Samoa National Water Resources Management Plan (2021-2030) is a strategic multi-agency plan to ensure the current and future availability of freshwater resources for public and private use. The development use of the Samoa NWRMP is a legal requirement under the Samoa Water Resources Management Act (SWRM Act, 2008) as well as a national necessity given the twin challenges of economic growth and climate change vulnerability. The Terms of Reference specifically required:
- a review of the 1996 National Water Resources Master Plan Study to assess progress, remaining gaps and current limitations given the passing of 25 years;
- a review of current WRD monitoring and analytical capacity; and
- the delivery of the NWRMP as largely defined in the WRM Act – focusing on water resources availability, water demands, and strategies for minimising water supply shortages.
Bespoke, semi-automated, geographical information systems development to support GWP Consultants’ project deliveries.
Effective, efficient, delivery of national scale water resources GIS-based metrices, for water resources management.
- Geospatial data and geodatabase management.
- GIS environmental analysis.
- Use of national-scale LiDAR-derived Digital Terrain Models for hydrological characterization and scenario modelling.
- Data analysis visualisation through production of semi-automated GIS drawings production.
Client: GWP Consultants LLP
Project title: Draft National Water Resources Management Plan (2021-2030) for Samoa
Date: 2020 – 2022
Main Síor contact: Dónal Neville (email@example.com)
Project infographics/stats: Delivery achieved on budget (USD) and to agreed timelines.
- Geospatial Solutions: GIS, Geospatial Data Preparation, Characterization and Analysis
- Environmental Data Science: Programmer/App Development