Enhance Climate Resiliency and Water Security

Project Dates: September 2011 - May 2016

The Republic of the Maldives is determined to improve how its government and citizens prepare to deal with disasters related to climate change, such as rising sea levels and dangerous storms.


The Republic of the Maldives is especially vulnerable to climate-related hazards, such as extreme rainfall, droughts, rising sea levels, damaging winds, and elevated water and air temperatures. The USAID Enhance Climate Resiliency and Water Security project, also referred to as “Maldives Global Climate Change (Maldives GCC),” improved the Maldives’ preparedness for such hazards. The project collaborated with the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the national utility company, and citizens to develop effective, sustainable changes to water and environmental management, public service delivery, and tools and strategies for boosting climate resiliency. Additionally, the project convened island residents, local governmental bodies, and the utility company to plan for and adjust to the expected impact of climate change.