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Climate resilient WASH in rural communities in Fiji

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posted on 20.10.2020, 15:00 by Katie Drakeford
Many Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are struggling to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and there is strong evidence that climate change is exacerbating existing barriers and creating new challenges to meeting the SDG targets. Changes in the quality and quantity of water resources are some of the primary ways in which climate change is predicted to impact human and ecological systems. In Fiji, climate change is magnifying the country’s natural climate variability and increasing the intensity of extreme weather events. This research involved a literature review and semi-structured key informant interviews to gather data on climate-resilient WASH in rural Fiji. Among the solutions, Drinking Water Safety and Security Planning (DWSSP), Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and nature-based solutions to hardware were identified as key to building resilient WASH services.



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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)