Freshwater in the Hawaiian language is wai.
Wai was regarded as a gift from
Kanei ka wai ola (Procreator
in the water of life). How did Hawaiians
manage this precious resource?
Sustainability The ahupua'a of Nawiliwili Bay nourished
their Hawaiian occupants. How did the
Hawaiian ahupua'a system of land management
protect the land and water resources from
depletion, and still provide all the materials
needed by the people?
Its been at least a 1000 years since
Hawaiian settlers landed at Nawiliwili Bay. What was their arrival