Australian photographer, Jasmine Carey has won USD$120,000 in the HIPA International Photography Award for her amazing photo of a humpback whale mother sleeping beside her two-week-old calf, in Vava’u, Tonga. The rich award attracts photographic entries from all over the world. Jasmine's winning image on the theme ‘Water’ has gained worldwide publicity, raising Tonga’s profile for whale watching and swimming activities. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 10 June 2020
Thursday 13 December 2018
A thin layer of brown scum has appeared on the surface of the public swimming pool at the waterfront in Touliki this week, raising concerns on the water quality of the popular site. It's particularly noticeable on the northern edge of the pool when the water is flat in the morning. By Eleanor Gee
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Thirty-five 5000 litre water tanks were transported in small boats to the people on the small island of ‘Atata, off Tongatapu, on September 26.
Thursday 7 September 2017
Folaha residents celebrated having access to clean water thanks to a Japanese Government project that upgraded their deteriorating water supply system, with the installation of a new solar power water pump unit set, a new tank stand, a new water tank and fence around the solar and pump house systems.
Wednesday 7 June 2017
We live on a parched planet. Subterranean aquifers, which amount to the world’s reserve water tank, are also running dry. If this continues, the consequences could be dire. Depleted aquifers near coastlines are prone to contamination from saltwater, rendering land barren...Subterranean aquifers should be the reservoir of last resort. If we don’t protect them today, future generations will pay a steep – or even an existential – price. By Yasmin Siddiqi, Principal Water Resources Specialist at the Asian Development Bank.
Thursday 1 June 2017
As Tonga pushes for higher exports in agriculture produce, with the PACER Plus Agreement ready to be signed this month, the forecast for drier weather and the chance of another El Nino raises fresh concerns about water.
Thursday 23 March 2017
The depletion of water sources in places around the world by 2040, will affect up to 600 million children worldwide, warns a UNICEF report released on March 22 to mark World Water Day. The report focuses on how the wellbeing of children is threatened by lack of access to safe water and how a changing climate will worsen the situation in the future. Pacific Island countries face particular challenges.