WRRC 2023 Spring Seminar

February 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom Meeting

Mālama Pu‘uloa: Fostering Innovative Collaboration to Restore Pearl Harbor to Abundance

by Ms. Sandy Ward

Hui o Ho‘ohonua 501(c)3 Community Non-Profit

It is clear that the watersheds of the ‘Ewa district (moku) must be the focus of intense restoration and research efforts. Eight ‘Ewa moku watersheds feed into Pearl Harbor (Pu‘uloa) and include extensive shoreline wetlands, our island's primary drinking water aquifer, and thriving nearshore fisheries, all of which were historically abundant. While these waters continue to be impacted by pollution, neglect, and insufficient agency collaboration, there are reasons to be optimistic. This presentation will describe how a relatively new community non-profit is developing innovative approaches to restoration in the region. From a community perspective that includes concerns about food and water security, this presentation includes a call to the scientific community to focus their efforts on the challenges associated with the waters of Pu‘uloa. Current and potential research collaborations play a vital role in positive, impactful, and community-driven change.

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Keri Kodama, 956-3174, kodamak8@hawaii.edu

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