Living on the Edge: Adapting to Coastal Hazards and Climate Change in Hawai‘i

APA Hawai'i Chapter


Wednesday, July 6, 2016
noon - 1 p.m. HST

Honolulu, HI, United States

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Hawai'i is highly vulnerable to coastal hazards including impacts related to climate change and sea level rise.  These hazards include coastal erosion and flooding from high waves and storms.  As sea level rise accelerates and climate and ocean conditions change, it is becoming increasingly important for island communities to implement strategies that increase resilience to natural and human-induced hazards.  The University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program is working closely with county, state, and federal agencies and local communities on several projects to improve community resilience to coastal hazards and climate change.  These projects include the development of a statewide Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report under the Hawai‘i Climate Adaptation Initiative and a NOAA-funded project work to build community resilience to coastal hazards and climate change.

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Bradley Romine, PhD

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Dr. Bradley Romine is a Coastal Processes Specialist with the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant) and the NOAA Regional Coastal Resilience Coordinator. Dr. Romine is a coastal geologist and coastal management specialist in a partnership position between Hawai‘i Sea Grant and the ... Read More