In light of the deep and ongoing socio-economic shocks caused in the Pacific by COVID-19, The Australian Water Partnership (AWP), supported by the Australian Government, is funding the project to investigate opportunities for linking water resource management and food security to support existing efforts to build resilience of Pacific food and water systems.

With advice from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and The Pacific Community (SPC), an analysis will be carried out to synthesise the existing water and food security sector policies and synthesis done in the region. After identifying gaps in water-food security issues in selected Pacific Islands, the team will work with partners to identify possible areas of intervention across different modalities, and a framework for intervention will be designed.

The activity supports efforts to strengthen partnerships, aid COVID-19 recovery and achieve long-term resilience in the region, aligning with many of the United National Sustainable Development Goals including SDG 2 - Zero Hunger; SDG 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing; SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production and SDG 13 - Climate Action.