Sea-level rise and everyday lives in small island states (ARC Discovery Project administered by the University of Melbourne) (2019–2021)
This project aims to advance understanding of the impacts of sea-level rise and associated policy responses on
the everyday lives of island communities. It focuses on village relocation in Fiji and fortification and land
reclamation in the Maldives. It will use innovative qualitative and visual methods to analyse people's changing
everyday experiences and practices. It seeks to enable international and interdisciplinary collaborations, and to
produce new knowledge on the opportunities and challenges of diverse policy responses to sea-level rise. The
project aims to produce findings of significance for countries facing the threat of sea-level rise, and national
governments and international agencies that support and fund climate adaptation.