Calendar Options

Calendar Views

Submit Events

System Calendars

UH Manoa Campus Events Calendar

Kaulana Nā Wai ʻEhā: Restoring Maui’s Four Great Waters

October 4, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Manoa Campus, Moot Court Room, Law School Add to Calendar

For almost a decade, community groups and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) have been engaged in litigation to restore mauka to makai stream flow to Nā Wai ʻEhā, the four great waters of Maui. For over a century, two sugar plantations drained Waiheʻe, Waiehu, ʻĪao and Waikapū streams dry to irrigate cane. With the closure of one plantation, grassroots groups petitioned the State Water Commission to restore their streams and communities. On August 15, 2012, the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court granted the community groups’ and OHA’s appeals and reversed the Water Commission’s final decision in this case. Come and meet two of the lead attorneys and find out what impact this case had on Nā Wai ʻEhā’s streams and communities, the legal protections for traditional and customary Native Hawaiian practices, and the future of water litigation in Hawaiʻi nei. Special tribute will be paid to Professor Jon Van Dyke, who represented Maui County in this case.

Speakers: Pamela Bunn - Of Counsel at Alston, Hunt, Floyd and Ing, who represents OHA in Nā Wai ʻEhā related litigation; and Isaac Moriwake - an attorney in the Honolulu office of Earthjustice, who is the lead attorney representing Hui o Nā Wai ʻEhā and Maui Tomorrow Foundation.

Event Sponsor
Law School, Manoa Campus

More Information
Ka Huli Ao, 956-8411,,

Share by email

Thursday, October 4
8:00am Asian American and Pacific Islander Research Coalition (ARC) Symposium
Manoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies, Auditorium
8:00am Education Final Oral
Manoa Campus, Wist Hall 128
11:45am Kaulana Nā Wai ʻEhā: Restoring Maui’s Four Great Waters
Manoa Campus, Moot Court Room, Law School
12:00pm Honolulu Town: From Settlement to Statehood
Manoa Campus, Henke 325
12:00pm Effectively Prepare For The Job Interview Workshop
Manoa Campus, QLCSS 208
2:00pm Spring 2013 in Paris Info Meeting
Manoa Campus, Moore 319
5:00pm Business Savvy 101 w/ Eden In Love
Manoa Campus, Shidler College of Business, BusAd A101
6:00pm Oktoberfest 2012
Manoa Campus, Ba-Le Manoa Gardens
7:00pm The Glades Project: documentary feature work-in-progress
Manoa Campus, Art Auditorium
previous monthnext monthOctober 2012
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
  • Highlighted dates have scheduled events.
  • Select the date to view all events for that day.