Lagoons provide resources that are essential to the livelihood, wellbeing and health of the communities around them including the source of water for washing, fish for food and market and wood for use as building material and cooking fuel.
We believe the sustainability of the world’s lagoons requires people – that is, local communities – to work with policymakers and practitioners.
The Resilient lagoon network was developed to link researchers, policymakers and practitioners to lagoon communities, providing a platform to share experiences and understand key challenges. We bring together cross-disciplinary expertise and practice to build the multiple perspectives and broad understanding needed to respond to the problems of lagoon communities.
A complex set of inter-connected challenges threatens the very existence of lagoons and the people that live around them.
Population growth has placed increased pressure on lagoon resources. The lack of sanitation facilities causes water pollution and health risks. Sea level rise has eroded coastal land and increased flood risk.