SNAPP TEAM:Improving Coastal Health
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?

Pollution from unsafely managed sanitation is a serious and often overlooked global problem. Solutions are desperately needed to reduce negative impacts on local and national economies, public health, fisheries, and coastal resilience, all of which will be exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. 


OUR APPROACH: This team of experts from the sanitation and conservation sectors will synthesize existing processes, data, and experiences, with a focus on coral reef areas. By reevaluating effluent guideline values and creating intervention guides, we will equip practitioners with the tools to develop interdisciplinary, comprehensive strategies for improving sanitation management and enabling long-lasting conservation action.

Team Status: NEW
Team Critical Challenge: Ocean Sustainability
  • 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
Jos Hill
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Aaron Jenkins
University of Sydney / Edith Cowan University
Jacqueline Thomas
University of Sydney / Ifakara Health Institute
Stephanie Wear
The Nature Conservancy
Amelia Wenger
WCS / University of Queensland
Janet Edmonds
Conservation International
Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio
University of Cebu
Nicole Auil Gomez
Wildlife Conservation Society Belize
Tasrif Kartawijaya
Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia
Thammarat Koottatep
Asian Institute of Technology
Joleah Lamb
University of California, Irvine
Petra MacGowan
The Nature Conservancy
Manuel Mejia
Coral Reef Alliance
Jean Mensa
Wildlife Conservation Society Tanzania
Jenny Myton
Coral Reef Alliance
Prayekti Ningtias
Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia
Laura Palmese
Environmental Law Institute of Honduras
Sudhir Pillay
South African Water Research Commission
Sale Rhodes
Independent Consultant
Phoebe Stewart-Sinclair
University of Queensland
Kelly Trott
Imagine H2O
Orian Tzadik
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Konstantina Velkushanova
UN-IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Stacy Jupiter
Wildlife Conservation Society
Chris Corbin
United Nations Environment Programme
Helen Fox
Coral Reef Alliance
Carl Hensman
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jennifer Koss
United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nicholas Pascal
Blue Finance
Cheri Recchia
Summit Foundation
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