RNZ 16th April 2018

Deforestation, poor forest management and drainage are being blamed for the massive and frequent floods Fiji has seen in recent years. 

Sashi Kiran runs the organisation FRIEND which uses sustainable practices to help people in the countryside earn a living.

She said the scale of floods seen recently was different from before and it couldn't all be down to climate change.

"We saw creeks and even rivers changing direction, taking over homes, which they never had. Somebody needs to take a study and really look at where did all that water come, why did the banks break, what's happening in the upper hills?

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