An Intro from CORAL’s Conservation Program Director


I am thrilled to introduce you to our Clean Water for Reefs Toolkit, a comprehensive resource designed to empower individuals and communities in the critical mission of protecting our planet’s coral reefs. As the Conservation Science Director at CORAL, it is my privilege and responsibility to share with you the knowledge, tools, and strategies necessary to mitigate one of the biggest threats reefs face today, untreated wastewater.

Coral reefs are vital hubs of biodiversity, supporting a quarter of all marine species despite occupying less than 1% of the ocean floor. They also support coastal communities reliant on tourism and fishing. However, they face unprecedented threats from climate change, overfishing, and pollution, with untreated wastewater emerging as one of the most insidious challenges.

Through this toolkit, we shed light on the detrimental effects of untreated wastewater pollution on coral reefs and inspire action at all levels. From understanding the sources and impacts of wastewater pollution to implementing practical solutions, our toolkit provides a roadmap for individuals, communities, and policymakers to become stewards of our oceans.

At the heart of our efforts lies a profound appreciation for the interconnectedness of all life on Earth. By addressing the root causes of wastewater pollution and advocating for sustainable practices, we can take action to protect coral reefs and the health and well-being of countless marine species and the communities that depend on them.

I invite you to explore the resources within this toolkit, engage with our expert guidance, and join us in the collective effort to preserve and restore our planet’s coral reefs. Together, we can make a difference—one drop of clean water at a time.

With gratitude and determination,

Jenny Myton
Conservation Program Director
Coral Reef Alliance

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