World Environment Day - Seychelles: Finding Solutions to Water Scarcity

Fighting Floods in Fiji

Flash flooding, surface flooding from high rainfall, coastal flooding from storm surges, shoreline erosion, riverbank erosion and upslope erosion are some of the challenges facing this South-Pacific island of Fiji.    Lami Town and its adjacent areas, which currently have the greatest population growth on the island, have been implementing measures to adapt to these challenges brought about by changing climate patterns. For example, lacking the resources to make new drainage systems and seawalls, local residents are restoring mangroves and coral reefs to help prevent flooding and erosion. Ecosystems-based adaptation measures have also been initiated by UN-HABITAT and UNEP, working with the Lami Town Council and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).