About The Fiji Project
Our partnership with Mali Island started in April 2017 with the initial goal to come up with a solution to mitigate coastal erosion; however, the underlying issue was the severe effects of climate change on their small island. With longer dry seasons, rainier wet seasons and the coastal erosion project deemed beyond our abilities, in partnership with the community, we decided to switch the project focus to water supply. We are now working on decreasing the community’s reliance on boreholes by increasing rain catchment capacity to last them about 90 days of drought. We are investigating simple sand filters that villagers will be able to build in country and solar pump systems for existing boreholes.
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.