| || || Housing -- Protection -- Fiji -- Suva|
| || || Housing market and the risk of flooding : empirical analysis of urban households in Suva, Fiji|
Author: Begg, Shereen Shabina
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Subject: Housing -- Protection -- Fiji -- Suva, Floods -- Fiji -- Suva
Call No.: Pac HD 7388 .5 .B44 2017
Abstract: Close to one million people are affected by flooding in the Pacific. Fiji’s physical geography and location makes the country susceptible to risks from climate change and various other natural hazards. Flooding is a natural disaster and its occurrence in any country or region can be attributed to either natural causes or human actions. An estimation of 2,000 households and 200 businesses are flooded numerous times every year in Suva Area. A greater portion of the infrastructure, services, agricultural production and major urban centres in Fiji are located in the coastal zones. In spite of the lower risks from flooding than other places in the country, lower urban areas of Suva are vulnerable to flooding because of poor drainage, intense rainfall, short steep catchments, development on low-lying land, limited maintenance, lack of development controls and unsustainable practices in upstream catchments.