Low coverage of improved drinking water and sanitation in Fiji leaves local populations heavily reliant on the safety and security of unprotected water sources and vulnerable to water-borne diseases. Inadequate sanitation infrastructure and land-use change has also put large areas of Fiji’s marine environments at risk from land-based pollution runoff. This research aims to use a cross-sectoral approach to optimise management of priority Fijian watersheds to deliver benefits for both human and ecosystem health. In close collaboration with The Wildlife Conservation Society-Fiji,  the project will  develop a watershed management framework that will deliver improvements in water safety, disease prevention and marine ecosystem health in Fiji. 

Advisory Team: Dr Carissa Klein, Dr Amelia Wenger

Funding: Research Training Program

Project members


PhD Candidate