Adaptation Actions

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55 - Thoroughly inspect all bullock fencing before a cyclone to cut out any living branches on posts (i.e. purao fences)
56 - Avoid corrosive fencing materials (i.e. barb wire)
57 - Allow glycine to grow over barbed wire fences to provide a physical barrier to salt exposure
58 - Plant less susceptible grasses like Glycine, Signal, Guinea and Koronea grasses which may be affected by salt for 2-3 weeks after the storm, but then will recover.
59 - Plant wind breaks near pastures that are coastal, already salt tolerant species
150 - Provide awareness on the importance of water catchment areas for water quality
151 - Establish protected areas over sensitive water catchments
152 - Reforest and rehabilitate forests within sensitive watershed and catchment areas
153 - Place and enforce buffer zones around streams and water sources
163 - Utilize appropriate building materials for livestock enclosres that can withstand climtic extremes
367 - Ensure proper drainage: outflow needs direction away from infrastructures and towards a safer place
368 - Check that hand pumps are properly sealed (at top of bore hole) to prevent contamination and back leakage
369 - Fully check the performance of new systems 3 months – 1 yr after construction
370 - Build homes with cement around the base so as to prevent inundation
371 - Build homes that are raised above ground level to prevent household inundation during floods
372 - Build walls and sea walls to prevent storm surge related flooding
373 - Develop health guidelines on consumption and contamination by air pollution and ash
472 - Plant coastal, native, endemic and site adapted species on beaches and vulnerable coasts trees to control erosion
473 - Plant/protect wetland species including mangroves to reduce erosion
473 (a) - Erosion of coastal forest areas