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In 2007, Conservation International — Fiji established a Science to Action Program to support effective decision makings on resource management through the use of applied natural and social science.
These Regulations may be cited as the Environment Management (EIA Process) Regulations 2007.
A person who carries out any development activity or undertaking which is subject to the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process without an approved EIA report commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a maximum fine of $750,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or both.
Fiji EIA Guidelines as prepared by the Fiji Department of Environment
In the promotion of environmentally sound and sustainable development, it is indispensable to establish the necessary legal and institutional arrangements such that environmental factors are considered at the early stages of project planning.
Environmental assessment is an important technique for ensuring that the likely impacts on the environment of proposed developments are fully understood and taken into account before such developments is allowed to proceed.
Fiji’s Environment Management Act 2005 (“EMA”) came into force on 1 January 2008.
Additionally these Regulations have also come into force:
- Environment Management (Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Process) Regulations 2007
- Environment Management (Waste Disposal and Recycling) Regulations 2007 (“Waste Disposal Regulations”)
- Fiji EIA Guidelines
Working in Fiji and other South Pacific Nations means you often have to make your own reef survey equipment which has to be rugged and faily low tech.
Here are instruction sheets for how I make my survey equipment.
This is made to be broken down for easy transport.
It can be made permanent by gluing all 4 corners instead.
There are many ways to build a turbidity tube. On this page, we will look at the key components of a tube and then discuss possible substitutions for these different components.
This section is very broad to allow flexibility in design and material use.
A detailed set of instructions for a specific turbidity tube design can be found here: The Turbidity Tube_ Simple and Accurate Measurement of Turbidity.
Making Sediment Traps
Domestic quality PVC Drainpipe can be easily cut to any size with a bandsaw or jigsaw.
For many pipe widths, custom made caps are available to use as bottoms, or flat pieces of PVC can be cut and glued to the bottom using PVC cement.