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Decoding lessons of drought in Hawaiʻi
shared through storytelling

with Dr. Katie Kamelamela, Center for Global Discovery & Conservation Science, Arizona State University
Maggie Pulver, Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission
and Paul Higashino, Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission
February 7, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm (Hawaiʻi time)

Note: This will be a hybrid event with both zoom availability and guests attending in person at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics (HIG) building, room 210, on the UH Mānoa campus. Free lunch will be available for the first 25 participants.

A very dry landscape with brown grassy hills and brown, dead trees

Water is essential to life. Drought, limited access to water, makes life difficult. In Hawaiʻi, with its many microclimates, how did people adapt to drought before technology? This presentation will touch on drought lessons from historical Hawaiian proverbs (ʻolelo noʻeau), stories (moʻolelo), and a chant (pule) from Kau for application by individuals, single family homes, and organizations. In the face of changing climate, managers and families are looking to ʻolelo noʻeau for guidance, as well as developing their own to guide future generations.

Join us for the next seminar of the “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar series hosted by the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center! The series is designed for a wide audience to learn about climate adaptation research and science-to-management applications for Hawaiʻi, the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands, and beyond.

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