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dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Morgan C
dc.contributor.authorChan, Terence
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Mark
dc.contributor.authorKearton, Annika
dc.contributor.authorShields, Katherine F
dc.contributor.authorBarrington, Dani J
dc.contributor.authorSouter, Regina T
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Bronwyn R
dc.contributor.authorBartram, Jamie
dc.contributor.authorHadwen, Wade L
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-30T00:21:50Z
dc.date.available2018-07-30T00:21:50Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2043-9083
dc.identifier.doi10.2166/washdev.2017.021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/355916
dc.description.abstractPacific Island Countries (PICs) lag behind global trends in water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) development. We conducted a systematic search of all English language papers (published before February 2015) about WaSH in PICs to evaluate the state of the peer-reviewed literature and explore thematic findings. A total of 121 papers met the criteria for full-text review following an initial search result of more than 6,000 papers. Two reviewers independently assessed the quality and relevance of each article and consolidated their findings according to four emergent themes: public health, environment, emergency response and interventions, and management and governance. Findings indicate a knowledge gap in evidence-guided WaSH management strategies that advocate for human health while concurrently protecting and preserving drinking water resources. Extreme weather events threaten the quantity and quality of limited freshwater resources, and cultural factors that are unique to PICs present challenges to hygiene and sanitation. This review highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the peer-reviewed literature on WaSH in PICs, addresses spatial and temporal publication trends, and suggests areas in need of further research to help PICs meet development goals.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralian Agency for International Development Initiated Research Progm
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherIWA Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom352
dc.relation.ispartofpageto368
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.relation.grantIDADRAS201200889
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDevelopment studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNatural resource management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and regional planning
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4404
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410406
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4011
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3304
dc.titleTemporal and thematic trends in water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) research in Pacific Island Countries: A systematic review
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright©IWA Publishing 2017. The definitive peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development Volume 7, Issue 3, 2017, DOI 10.2166/washdev.2017.021 and is available at www.iwapublishing.com.
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gro.griffith.authorHadwen, Wade L.
gro.griffith.authorMacDonald, Morgan C.
gro.griffith.authorPowell, Bronwyn R.
gro.griffith.authorSouter, Regina


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