Pacific Resource Infrastructure Facility (PRIF)

Established in 2008 to provide technical assistance, research and knowledge products on key infrastructure issues to Pacific island countries

and as a coordination facility for the principal development partners in the region.

Coastal Protection

Guidance for coastal protection works in Pacific island countries

Coastal erosion is a perpetual and serious concern for Pacific island countries. Coastal erosion may include various consequences from natural disasters, such as high water levels, sediment impacts on coral reefs, coastal sand extraction on beaches and rivers, and sediment traps. The effects of climate change, such as the rise in sea level, degradation of coral reefs, and increased frequency and intensity of storms, also increase the risk of erosion.