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Evaluating ecosystem-based adaptation for Disaster Risk Reduction in Fiji

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This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries. In the wake of two major flood events and a cyclone occurring between January and December 2012, we conducted a state-of-the-science assessment of disaster risk reduction for flooding in the Ba and Penang River catchments in Viti Levu, Fiji to identify the most cost-effective management options for communities and households. The analysis accounted for the biophysical and socioeconomic impacts of flooding, the costs, benefits, and feasibility of management, and the potential impacts of climate change. The foundation of this study is an extensive socioeconomic survey that quantifies the direct and indirect impacts of flooding in the Ba River and Penang River catchments