Building Water Security on Small Pacific Islands

By |2020-04-24T14:51:06-10:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Allen|Tags: , , , |

“Building Water Security on Small Pacific Islands” is a new paper authored by Dr. Ethan Allen for Security Nexus. In this paper, Allen states that “Across most small Pacific islands, municipal water sources are unreliable, of limited availability, and/or contaminated due to leaks and/or illegal ‘bootlegged’ connections, both of which allow untreated water to mix with treated. Water from such systems may be available for a few hours per day, a few days per week, and is commonly unpotable without further treatment. Only a fortunate few residents can expect to turn a tap in their homes and receive a flow of [...]

Tropical Cyclone Harold and COVID-19: Lessons from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

By |2020-04-20T09:42:50-10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Allen|Tags: , , , |

“Tropical Cyclone Harold and COVID-19: Lessons from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake” is a new paper authored by Dr. Ethan Allen for Security Nexus. In this paper, Allen states that “Recently, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold tracked across Tonga, Fiji, and Vanuatu. Vanuatu was hardest hit, as the storm brought winds of 200km/h, heavily impacting ~30% of the country’s population, with 80-90% of the population in one province losing their homes. Schools, hospitals, agricultural crops, and water supplies all suffered damage. In Fiji, one person was killed and widespread flooding displaced over 1,800 residents, while 428 home in Tonga were destroyed or damaged.” [...]