WASH in the Pacific (IWC/Griffith Uni)

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Rosie Sanderson (IWC / Griffith Uni) is working on Pacific Island Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH). She is researching how hazardous faecal pathogens are affecting residents in informal settlements in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and how those pathogens move around their communities. The combination of pit latrines, leaky septic tanks, insecure land tenure and exposure to flooding and storm inundation all increase the risk of poor health outcomes. JBPacific is supporting the project by providing our Pacific Flood Maps for Vanuatu, which is being combined with detailed spatial data and smart GIS processing, to help provide clear, actionable outputs to project stakeholders.