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“Environment and Socio-Economic Protection in Fiji: Integrated Flood Risk Management in the Nadi River Basin” (a GEF Pacific IWRM Demonstration Project)

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The main aim of the project is to Integrate land and water management planning using an integrated flood risk management approach to improve flood preparedness and management within the Nadi Basin.

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Advancing the Rights of Waterways

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The problem being addressed is the failure of existing environmental laws to prevent the collapsing integrity of our waterways.  Current environmental laws are premised on nature as property, to be used for human desire and profit. Consistent with this underlying assumption, our environmental statutes are generally tied to the minimum necessary health of the waterway to protect desired (i.e., as opposed to necessary) human uses. 

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International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health of the Rivers – ICF-River

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This network proposes the design of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health of Rivers. ICF-River, is a classification system designed with multiple purpose to use in various disciplines and different sectors. Its specific objectives are summarized in: providing a scientific basis for understanding and studying the health of rivers, establish a common language to describe the health of rivers and states associated with it, permiting evaluation and comparison of data between countries, providing a systematic coding scheme to be applied in information systems of the rivers.

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