This Waterfront Plan is a strategic document that will guide government planning and waterfront users on future development, and how we envisage the waterfront to be transformed in the next 10 or so years. It is a living document that can be reviewed over time depending on changing resources and circumstances.
A direct internet link to access all the publications by MNRE - This includes environmental - related legislation and the ministry's annual reports.
Red-list species of Samoa as of 09/04/2019
For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania. This report assesses the overall state of conservation in Samoa using 16 indicators.
*this report wasn't published but was sent to country for checking (2013) *- to be used for the Regional SOE initiative 2019
This dataset holds two reports related to O le Pupu Pu'e National Park ;
Report one is a summary of the community consultations held on December 11, 2015 to discuss the draft operational plan for the restoration of the O le Pupu Pu’e (OLPP) National Park. The restoration of the OLPP NP is a key activity in the Management Plan for the park.
Report two summarises a review of existing information on the invasive species in the park and to present the results of a short survey of invasive species conducted in the park from Nov 19 to Dec 1, 2015.
A completion CEPF project report - The project was designed to address the threats posed by two invasive alien species Pacific Rat Rattus exulans and Yellow Crazy Ant Anoplolepis on the islands of Nu'utele and Nu'ulua.
Under the GEF- funded project, ‘Integrating climate change risk in the Agriculture and Health Sectors in Samoa’ (ICCRAHS), this report was developed as requested by UNDP on behalf of MNRE, follows a two-day ‘Sector Engagement Workshop’ for MNRE and other Ministry staff. The report:
• summarises key ideas and responses from workshop participants which point to developments in climate services that are needed to fully engage users and enable improved decision making in Samoa;
The main objective of this study were to;
* map the bathymetry of Vaiusu bay dredge sites
* deploy instrumentation to measure water levels ad existing current regimes
* provide an estimate on volumes of materials to be excavated for marina and access channels
This tropical cyclone season 2018 – 2019 highlighted that tropical Cyclone activity for Samoan region is expected to be above normal (elevated) risk with 2-3 cyclones that can pass within 400km radius of the country, with at least 1 tropical cyclone to reach Category 3 or greater.
*Excel Data extraction from the report*
This dataset holds all CIM Plans for each district of Samoa. The CIM Plans are envisaged as blueprints for climate change interventions across all development sectors reflecting the programmatic approach to climate resilience adaptation taken by the Government of Samoa.
The proposed interventions outlined in the CIM Plans are also linked to the Strategy for the Development of Samoa 2016/17 – 2019/20 and the relevant ministry sector plans.
This dataset holds two reports;
* National Disaster Management Plan 2017 - 2020
* Samoa National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management 2017 - 2021
The Samoa National Action Plan (NAP) for Disaster Risk Management is an operational document that should be read in conjunction with the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) 2017-2020.
This dataset holds the 'Water and Sanitation" sector plans for Samoa;
* Water Sector Plan and Framework for Action (2008/9-2011/12)
* Water and Sanitation Sector Plan 2012 - 2016 + Samoan version
* Water and Sanitation Sector Plan : Framework for Action 2016 - 2020
Excel Data herein were extracted from the above reports
The WASH Baseline Survey is an initiative of the Water and Sanitation Sector which aims to:
1. Gain a better understanding of the water and sanitation situation nationally; and
2. Collect information about Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of the population regarding water use, sanitation status and hygiene behaviour.
Cyclone Evan hit Samoa in December 2012 and caused immense damage and significant losses. This comprehensive assessment estimates those damages and losses, and identifies the needs of the affected population.
In this report, the value of durable physical assets across all economic and social sectors destroyed by Evan (referred to as damage) is estimated at SAT 235.7 million, equivalent to US$103.3 million.
The objectives sought to be achieved by this review, is the protection of TK (traditional knowledge) against misuse and misappropriation, which relates to the kind of protection normally considered in intellectual property law. For example, legal measures that limit the potential use of TK by third parties by providing exclusive rights,
preventing use or setting conditions on their permitted use, and also providing moral rights or rights of attribution.
This act provides for the management of disasters and emergencies in Samoa by effective planning and risk reduction, response and recovery procedures and the promotion of coordination amongst the agencies responsible for disaster management
This paper examines traditional ecological knowledge of weather and climate in Samoa. The research found
Samoans have their own unique seasonal calendar. The Samoan seasonal calendar is predominantly based on the observations of local environmental changes, which are in turn influenced by weather and climate.
This dataset holds all national reports submitted by Samoa to CBD