The Storm Safe and Climate Change Ready session will provide two presentations followed by Q&A on:
• Building Resilience to Coastal Hazards and Climate Change in Hawaii, with a focus on understanding vulnerabilities and improving planning for and adaptation to projected inundation, flooding, and coastal erosion due to sea level rise; and
• Creating a Resilience Strategy for Oahu, with a focus on what is happening with the City, identifying the challenges to be addressed, and what are the next steps.
Josh Stanbro was recently selected as Honolulu’s first Chief Resilience Officer. He also serves as the Executive Director of the new Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency created by a November 2016 charter amendment.
He is leading City resilience building efforts to help Oahu prepare for, withstand, and ... Read More
Bob Stanfield has been employed by the City and County of Honolulu as an urban planner since 1994, first with the Planning Department, and then its successor, the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP).
Mr. Stanfield serves as Chief of the Development Plans and Zone Change Branch which is located ... Read More
Dr. Bradley M. Romine is a coastal geologist and a Coastal Management Specialist with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).
Dr. Romine’s role as a Sea Grant extension faculty is to provide a bridge between the university ... Read More
Dr. Charles (Chip) Fletcher
Dr. Chip Fletcher is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Dr. Fletcher has written over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has authored three textbooks. His research focuses ... Read More