Video: Building community resilience – Planting vetiver grass

The European Union funded Global Climate Change Plus Scaling Up Pacific Adaptation (GCCA+ SUPA) project together with the Fiji Ministry of Waterways have been building a working relationship with the communities in the Soasoa watershed to identify nature-based solutions to address problems such as riverbank erosion and sedimentations that have caused major flooding events in recent years.

Through an awareness and consultation session, community members have selected vetiver grass as a nature-based solution to control soil erosion and sedimentation of the Nasuva creek that will, in the future, help reduce the impacts of flooding in the area.