The Integrated Water and Coastal Management Plan for Vava'u acrhipelago in the Kingdom of Tonga has involved consultations with multi-level and multi-discipline stakeholder including local, provincial and national institutions, civil societies, private institutions and communities.
The Integrated Water and Coastal Management (IWCM) project was initiated in 2013 as a continuation of the very successful Integrated Water Resource Management Project in Vava'u from 2010-2012.
The deliverable focuses on a categorized listing of key issues and available information plus a concise description of the major characteristics of the Tongatapu coast (see Appendix B). The evidence to support the recommendations presented in this report has been gathered from a literature review, interviews with key stakeholders of Tongan government agencies and consideration of existing institutional practices of coastal management planning from the international arena (see Deliverable 2).
Rising oceans, changing lives: Final report is the overview report in a series of technical reports that have been
written for the project on Lifuka Island. Accordingly the section titles in the final report correspond with the
names of the respective technical reports.
This was an integrated effort by all concerned with the coastline in Tonga.
This EIA report has thus been prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Communications with technical assistance from the JICA Preparatory Survey. The requirements stipulated in the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2010, and JICA’s “Guidelines for Environmental and Social Considerations (2010)” were referred in the process.
Integrated Coastal management applied conscious management process that acknowledge the interrelationships among most coastal and ocean uses and the environment that potentially affected.
This online interactive atlas is complimented by both a hard copy and e-copy. The Marine Atlas for the Tonga compiles over a hundred datasets from countless data providers and for the first time makes marine and coastal information accessible and usable as data layers and as raw data. The Tonga Marine Atlas was prepared by the Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Management in Pacific Island Countries (MACBIO) project
Marine Spatial Planning is an integrated and participatory planning process and tool that seeks to balance ecological, economic, and social objectives, aiming for sustainable marine resource use and prosperous blue economies.
This atlas is part of MACBIO’s support to its partner countries’ marine spatial planning processes. These processes aim to balance uses with the need to effectively manage and protect the rich natural capital upon which those uses rely.