Water, sanitation and hygiene are vital to current survival and future development in Nauru. The issues outlined in Section 10 are complex and varied and involve much more than just infrastructure. The processes used to develop Nauru’s National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and this Implementation Plan revealed a large number of major challenges that must be addressed. The tasks required are numerous and cut across administrative jurisdictions. The human and financial resources available to tackle them are limited so that a collaborative effort between Departments, State-owned Enterprises and the community is required to implement this Pan. Regional organisations also have expertise that could assist.
Although CIE has been designated the lead sector agency many other agencies also have key roles in the sector. Because of that, Cabinet has endorsed the whole-of-government Water Technical Committee to collectively implement its policy and this Plan in an integrated way. The process is overseen by the whole-of-government and community-based-organisation peak national committee, the CIE Projects Steering Committee, a sub-committee of the National Development Committee which reports to Cabinet. Figure 5 shows the relations between the committees and the organisations with water and sanitation responsibilities.