As an atoll nation, Tuvalu is very much affected by changes in rainfall distribution patterns.
With limited groundwater, people on Funafuti atoll depend heavily on rainfall to supply all their water needs. A period of two to three weeks of no rainfall can cause serious water shortages, reducing water levels in many of the water tanks by 50%.
The current water infrastructure is not able to cope with changes in rainfall regime, which has an adverse impact on village livelihoods and agricultural production.
The PACC project in Tuvalu focuses on improving the water infrastructure, to assist people to better cope with climate related droughts.