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Promise to PaeʻĀina in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources & Environment Management at UH Mānoa present the:

Fall 2017 Seminar Series: Green Infrastructure Designing for a Resilient Landscape in Hawaiʻi

Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:20 PM, St. John Room 11 at UH Mānoa

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A seminar series on the positive impacts of Green Infrastructure (GI) on watershed health, especially in relation to populated areas. Guest speakers will discuss the possibilities, advantages, and challenges of implementing GI in Hawaiʻi. Topics will address how such best management practices improve water quality, storm water drainage, resilience to extreme weather, while reducing erosion of land and coastal areas. The diverse backgrounds of the invited speakers will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions among academic and professional communities in conservation, economy, architecture, engineering, oceanography, urban planning, Hawaiian studies, sustainability and more. 

Date* Topic Speaker(s)
6-Sep Overview on GI in Hawaiʻi LorMona Meredith (Polynesian Voyaging Society – Promise to Pae’Āina), Matt Gonser (UH Sea Grant)
20-Sep Design Lauren Roth (Roth Ecological Design)
4-Oct Land use & Permitting Jesse Souki (Hawaiʻi Community Development Authority)
18-Oct Hydrology & Watershed Kim Falinski (The Nature Conservancy)
1-Nov Policy & Legal considerations Randall Wakumoto (City & County Honolulu – Facilities Maintenance Storm Water Quality)
15-Nov GI Design & Implementation in Communities Judith Stilgenbauer (UH School of Architecture)
29-Nov Cultural & Community benefits Kanekoa Kukea-Shultz (Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi)

*regular (non-GI) NREM seminar series will be held on alternate weeks at the same location

September 6th

Management practices involving Green Infrastructure improve water quality, storm water drainage, resilience to extreme weather, while reducing erosion of land and coastal areas. The seminar series on the positive impacts of Green Infrastructure on watershed health, especially in relation to populated areas will be introduced and put into context by LorMona Meredith and Matthew Gonser. LorMona works at the Polynesian Voyaging Society as the coordinator for the Promise to Paeʻ Āina Collective Impact Effort initiative. This initiative involves engaging natural resource managers and conservation leaders from the various sectors in an environmental movement to improve the health of Hawaiʻi’s oceans. Matthew serves as an extension agent with the UH Sea Grant College Program and focuses on community planning and design, natural hazards mitigation and climate change adaptation, and stormwater management. 

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