About The Fiji Project
Our partnership with Mali Island started a little over a year ago with the initial goal to come up with a solution to mitigate coastal erosion. After an initial assessment trip to Mali Island, it quickly became apparent that the scale of the project would be too large for our team to implement. Because of this we will be designing a potential solution and helping the community apply for funding; however, we will not be implementing this project. Instead we will be working to improve the community’s current water supply systems, relocate three houses susceptible to flooding, and construct an evacuation house. This summer, 2018, we will be traveling to complete our final assessment, focusing on our new projects.
EWB Calendar of Meetings and Events
Fiji Project Timeline
Summer: Implementation Trip #1
The project teams plans on implementing the first half of the water storage tanks and rainwater collection systems.
August 13-August 25: Survey Trip #2
The Fiji project team traveled to Mali for our second survey trip. The team was able to formulate a three-year plan to improve water storage, filtration, and security for the communities.
March: Survey Trip #1
The project team traveled to Fiji for the first time to survey and collect data regarding coastal erosion, as well as assess the community for other needs. The team has since pivoted to more pressing issues regarding water storage and collection.
Fiji Project Team Formed
The Fiji team was founded by the previously India team.