Hawaii’s Shoreline: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Sea Level Rise and Adaptation
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9 a.m.
Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:45 p.m. HST
Honolulu, HI, United States
Climate change is the paramount challenge of this century, posing an urgent and long-term existential threat to our economy, sustainability, security, and way of life. With the fourth (4th) longest coastline of all US states and the only island state in the Union, Hawaii is uniquely positioned to be a national leader in climate change adaption as its relates to shoreline laws and regulations, cultural and natural resources management, and coastal community resiliency. The program highlights the legal, regulatory, scientific, and cultural aspects of Hawaii’s shoreline management system with particular emphasis on the potential impacts of rising sea levels on Hawaii’s low lying coastal communities, infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources. Presenters represent diverse perspectives on shoreline management and legal and regulatory responses to climate change challenges. The seminar will include viewing a few examples of Sea Level Rise Inundation Areas (SLRXA) projected by the University of Hawaii's new online tools.
Elizabeth Skirving, firstname.lastname@example.org