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The workshop addressed the following key tasks: - To identify key issues to be addressed in the Advocacy Program. - To identify the Advocacy Program target audience. - To establish Terms of Reference for the Advocacy Reference Group (ARG). - To design the Program strategy and linking that strategy with other relevant DMU Project outputs - To develop appropriate Program mechanisms, guidelines and systems - To outline future ARG activities.
Guidebook on the inside and outside of earth
Shapes and movement of Water
Disaster impacts of the 1997/98 ENSO related drought in Fiji were on the verge of snowballing before its end. The sugarcane crop rehabilitation program that was instigated by government was highly effective in aiding rapid economic recovery. Awareness and education programs are required to assist communities in drought preparedness and response
A Glossary about terms associated with Tsunami
The visit to Australia and the Solomon Islands was made for the following reasons : To attend meetings with the Queensland Rotary Club and Queensland Department of Emergency Services. Make a presentation to the Global Disaster Information Network Conference in Canberra. To meet with Dr Suvit (ADPC) in Sydney for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between ADPC and SOPAC. Visit the Australian Institute of Police Management, Sydney and to Honiara to make an assessment of the current...
Three issues of importance to watershed planning and flood mitigation in Fiji in particular and the South Pacific in general are studied herein : the role of TCs and other tropical rainstorms in flood generation, the partial duration series of flood flows, and temporal trends in TC occurrence and flooding. For the purposes of this paper, a flood is understood as a flow that exceeds the capacity of the channel banks
The 1997- 98 the most intense El Nino of the 20th century. This document gives an overview of how Government and NGO agencies responded to the drought impacts across many sectors, but most of these responses were late, or sometimes unsuitable. The objective of these case studies has been to determine how countries affected by either of ENSOs extremes can be better assisted through improved use of El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) forecast
Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2001/0053, 01 Mar 2001; Tropical Cyclone Paula formed to the NW of the Torres Islands on 26 February 2001. It strengthened rapidly then crossed the Western side of the Vanuatu Islands from the 28 February to 1 March, causing very rough seas, heavy rainfall and sustained winds over 100 km/hr with gusts up to 200 km/hr, On this track the eye of the cyclone is forecast to pass about 300 km to the Southwest of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu
Flooding of the Wainikoro and Bucaisau River valleys (Vanua Levu, Fiji) in April 2000 probably reached the highest levels since at least 1950. The one-day rainfall at a site near Labasa was the highest in 37 years of record. Damages were not exceptional by urban standards - only about F$3 million in financial losses
Information sheet provides a listing of reported flooding incidents in Fiji for the period 1840 to 2000. Note that it is based on information received only from known sources, and as such may not be a complete list. Includes Information sheet 127 which is a summary version of Information sheet 125
Presentation on development of National Building Codes in Cook Is, Fiji Is, Samoa, Solomon Is, Vanuatu, Niue, National Building Code (NBC) and Home Building Manuals not being used 10 years later during the Building safer urban communities in the South Pacific regional workshop, Holiday Inn, Fiji, 7 - 9 November 2001
The Fiji Institution of Engineers (FIE) report tries to show why the adoption of the document known as the Fiji National Building Code, warts and all, is better than having no document
This report focuses on the future threats to low lying Atoll island countries. It is a case study of Kiribati
This meeting seeks to address the context of priority issues such as mitigating the effects of drought, combating land degradation and promoting the sustainable use of land based resources in the South Pacific island countries
On Sunday 15 April 2001 heavy flash floods inundated the lowlands around the town of Lepea and Moataa and rivers and streams also overflowed causing flooding along the Upolu coast from Lepea to Falefa in the east and Siumu in the south
The District Coastal Infrastructure Management (CIM) Plan for Palauli East District and Tafua Tai has been prepared as part of the Government of Samoas Infrastructure Asset Management Programme (IAMP). The CIM Plan is one of the primary means of implementing the CIM Strategy, which was formally approved by the Government of Samoa in February, 2001, as providing the Strategic direction for the management of infrastructure (both public and private) within the coastal area. The Aim of the CIM Plan...
The District Coastal Infrastructure Management (CIM) Plan for Aiga i le Tai District and Satuimalufilufi has been prepared as part of the Government of Samoa’s Infrastructure Asset Management Programme (IAMP). The Aim of the CIM Plan is to help communities and government improve resilience by identifying actions and solutions. Not all the solutions may be actioned immediately but the plan will ensure that issues and options are identified for the long-term improvement in resilience of both...
The District Coastal Infrastructure Management (CIM) Plan for Aiga i le Tai District and Satuimalufilufi has been prepared as part of the Government of Samoas Infrastructure Asset Management Programme (IAMP). The aim of the CIM Plan is to help communities and government improve resilience by identifying actions and solutions
The Government of Samoa adopts the Coastal Infrastructure Management Plan for the Faipule District of Vaisigano No. 1 as a Management Plan for the implementation of the Coastal Infrastructure Management Strategy (CIMS)