WRRC 2024 Spring Seminar

April 2, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics (HIG), Room 210 Add to Calendar

Engaging Hawai‘i's Future Scientists in Community-driven Water Research

by Dr. Carmella Vizza

Wetland restoration efforts in Hawaiʻi exist at the unique interface of traditional Hawaiian practices, conservation, and agriculture. These efforts involve increasing endangered Hawaiian waterbird habitats, restoring streamflow, removing invasive vegetation, growing traditional crops such as kalo in lo‘i, maiʻa and ʻulu, and reintegrating loko iʻa back into the landscape. Reinventing a wetland landscape to simultaneously preserve biodiversity, promote food sovereignty, and embrace indigenous practices is an intersectional and sustainable path forward. This collective vision will require community involvement, complementary research efforts, and inspiring the next generation of scientists to carry the work forward. In this talk, I will share my early stages of building a water quality and ecologically driven research program in Hawaiʻi that is responsive to community needs and fueled by student learning experiences.

Event Sponsor
WRRC, Mānoa Campus

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Zhiyue Wang, 956-7298, Zhiyue@hawaii.edu

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