Regional Catalogue of Rivers (CoR)

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
End Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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For the first time a selection of river characteristics from across the Pacific can be found in one book the Catalogue of Rivers for Pacific Islands. The book documents the main features and characteristics of the rivers in eight Pacific Island Countries and the available data associated with them. Rivers in the Pacific Islands are generally very dynamic. The distances from their sources to the ocean are often short. The consequent short travel times allow waters to rise and fall quickly in response to rainfall. This was seen with devastating effect during the recent flooding in Nadi, Fiji in late March. The CoR is a publication characterising the types of rivers found within the Pacific and the types of information available for which eight surface water countries are showcased including the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.