NIWA’s environmental science helps contribute to sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • On-Site Household Sanitation Guidelines for Fiji

    Research Project
    The WASH Koro project Mobilising community-led water supply, sanitation and hygiene improvements in Fijian villages is a collaborative participatory project that aims to provide self-help tools to mobilise communities to recognise and address their own water supply, sanitation and health/hygiene needs.
  • PARTneR (Pacific Risk Tool for Resilience)

    Research Project
    Understanding how hazards impact people and the environment provides the foundation for informed decision making for a resilient Pacific
  • Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai visits NIWA

    Media release
    Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai visited NIWA’s Wellington campus this week, as part of his first official visit to New Zealand.
  • Shifting Paradigm

  • Adapting to climate change in Samoa

  • Samoan Cyclone

  • Sa’anapu - Building resilience to natural disasters

    The coastal Samoan village of Sa'anapu has been ravaged by cyclones and tsunamis in recent years. Now, plans are being developed to improve the community's resilience to natural disasters.
  • (no image provided)

    Science helps out in the Pacific

    Feature story
    When Cyclone Pam slammed into Vanuatu in May the vulnerability of Pacific’s island nations to extreme weather was again laid bare.
  • (no image provided)

    Cleaning up - combating pollution in the Pacific

    Feature story
    Modern development and population growth have generated severe pollution problems in some Pacific Island nations.
  • Better Weather Forecasting for Fiji

    Anal Chandra from Fiji's Meteorological Service talks about collaborating with NIWA and creating a better network of weather stations across Fiji.
  • NIWA's Pacific Rim Operations

    Pacific Rim Manager Doug Ramsay gives an overview of NIWA's work in the Pacific.