SNAPP TEAM:Improving Coastal Health
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What wastewater pollution guidelines and sanitation planning strategies will enable sanitation and conservation practitioners to work together to improve both human and marine ecosystem health?
Team Status: ONGOING
Team Critical Challenge:
  • Identify knowledge needs among marine conservation and sanitation practitioners to improve collaboration on sanitation management challenges
  • Develop evidence-based wastewater pollution guideline values for coral reef ecosystems to help managers set pollution targets that are complementary to existing health targets
  • Design sanitation planning process guides to help conservation and sanitation practitioners work together on sanitation management interventions that meet public and ecosystem health goals
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Managing Watersheds for Coral Reefs and Public Health: A Vibrant Oceans Initiative Whitepaper

This paper presents innovative solutions that incentivize the large-scale, sustained action required to both improve water quality in watersheds and prevent water quality impacts on coral reef ecosystems. The solutions use holistic approaches to integrated watershed management that bridge social and ecological systems and provide important co-benefits to human well-being.

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Jacqueline Thomas
University of Sydney / Ifakara Health Institute
Jos Hill
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Aaron Jenkins
University of Sydney / Edith Cowan University
Kim Falinski
The Nature Conservancy
Amelia Wenger
WCS / University of Queensland
Caitie Kuempel
Griffith University
Dominic Andradi-Brown
Eileen Nalley
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Erin Symonds
Water for Good
Evelyn Gomez Juarez
University of Queensland
Janet Edmonds
Conservation International
Jean Mensa
Wildlife Conservation Society Tanzania
Jenny Myton
Coral Reef Alliance
Joleah Lamb
University of California, Irvine
Kate Holmes
WCS Indonesia
Katie Heffner
Kelly Trott
Imagine H2O
Konstantina Velkushanova
UN-IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Lillian Tuttle
University of Hawai'i
Manuel Mejia
Coral Reef Alliance
Michelle Devlin
Centre for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Science
Mosese Nairiva
Water Authority Fiji
Nicole Auil Gomez
Wildlife Conservation Society Belize
Ratih Rimayanti
WCS Indonesia
Shadrack Omwenga
Sudhir Pillay
South African Water Research Commission
Tanvi Oza
Thammarat Koottatep
Asian Institute of Technology
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