chapter  8
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Water Management in Fiji

WithVinesh Kumar

Fiji is a Melanesian island group located in the South Pacific at 1758 E longitude and 188 S

latitude (Figure 1). It is a group of islands or an archipelago with a total of 332 islands, of

which only 110 are inhabited. The group has two large islands-Viti Levu and Vanua

Levu-that have a higher population density and are hubs of economic activity.

Comparatively many of the smaller islands are made of coral reefs and are low in

elevation, thus unsuitable for habitation. The total land area of Fiji is 18,272 km