Hawaii’s Shoreline Concerns: Legal & Regulatory Issues; Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation

The Seminar Group


Thursday, July 20, 2017, 9 a.m.
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 5 p.m. HST

Honolulu, HI, United States

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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 4th longest coastline of all U.S. states and as the only island state in the Union, Hawaii is uniquely positioned to be a national leader in climate change adaption as it 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 program will include an overview of Hawaii’s upcoming Statewide Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report. 

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Samuel Lemmo

Samuel J. Lemmo, Program Co-Chair, is Administrator of the Office of Conservation & Coastal Lands, Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii. He has funded and produced several plans and manuals regarding beach conservation and coastal hazard mitigation in Hawaii. Mr. Lemmo received statewide endorsement of the Hawaii Coastal ... Read More

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Heide Stevenson, elizabeth@theseminargroup.net