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        Sustaining Freshwater Lenses

        Explore some of the threats to the freshwater supply on Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands, in this video adapted from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. All of Majuro's fresh water comes from a surface catchment basin at the airport or from a natural underground formation called a freshwater lens on the western part of the atoll. Islanders explain how pumping too much water from the lens and how human waste can endanger the supply. They also describe how the local protection committee studies how certain human activities and chemicals affect the lens. Note: This video includes native languages and is subtitled in English.

        Adapted from "The Laura Water Lens – the Heart of Majuro Atoll"/GEF /Pacific IWRM Project/Roll’em Productions, Palau/Secretariat of the Pacific Community

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