In 2011, the population of Tuvalu was estimated to be around 10,800 people. The economy of the country was largely dependent on exports such as copra and fish, as well as services such as telecommunications and banking. In terms of foreign relations, Tuvalu had strong ties with other Pacific island nations, as well as with Australia and New Zealand. In terms of politics, Tuvalu had a parliamentary democracy which had been in power since 1978. The ruling party at the time was the Tuvalu People’s Party (TPP), which was led by Prime Minister Willy Telavi. See mathgeneral for Tuvalu in the year of 2017.
Tuvalu. In early October, the government in Tuvalu declared disaster state due to severe drought and lack of drinking water. It had not rained properly for seven months and according to the weather forecasts, the drought would last until December. Usually, Tuvalu receives 200-400 millimeters of rain a month. The small country is dependent on storing rain for drinking water. The groundwater cannot be drunk because it is contaminated by salt water as a result of rising sea levels. According to researchers, the drought was due to the weather phenomenon of La Niña. Visit ABBREVIATIONFINDER for the acronym of TUV that stands for the country of Tuvalu.
According to Countryaah official site, Tuvalu was assisted by New Zealand and Australia who sent transport aircraft with fresh water and equipment to repair worn-out desalination plants used to salt seawater and turn it into drinking water. New desalination plants were also flown in. Australia also sent liquid reimbursement to hospitals and fuel to desalination plants. In November, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia merged and funded a new large desalination plant powered by solar energy. The plant produces 40,000 liters of water a day. The plan was to provide Tuvalu, which in recent years is often hit by drought, with a lasting solution to the fresh water problem.