Hula Grill Waikiki focuses on sea-level rise in Waikiki

HONOLULU — Hula Grill Waikiki invites the community to learn about sea-level rise and beach restoration efforts in Waikiki in the July installment of the restaurant’s ongoing Mālama ‘Āina educational series, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 18.


What You Need To Know

  • Guests will learn about key beach restoration initiatives and the evolving adaptation planning efforts for Waikiki at the July 18 presentation and follow-up Q&A session
  • Hula Grill Waikiki’s Mālama ʻĀina series highlights Hawaii’s wildlife, ecosystems and environmental issues with a special focus on the ahupua‘a of Waikiki
  • For reservations, call 808-923-4852

Coastal geologist Dolan Eversole serves as the Waikiki Beach Special Improvement District Association’s Waikiki Beach management coordinator through the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program. His presentation will focus on the current impacts of sea-level rise and chronic beach erosion, ongoing beach maintenance projects and the planned sea-level rise adaptation and resilience efforts in Waikiki.

“With the shared understanding of the impacts of sea-level rise and ground water inundation in Waikiki, it is clear that comprehensive climate adaptation will need to go beyond just higher seawalls and wider beaches,” said Eversole in a news release.

“Urban Honolulu, including Waikiki, is developing strategies to accommodate water in the future and developing a realistic community-oriented vision of the future under higher water levels in order to maintain the unique sense of place and ensure Waikiki is maintained as a vibrant economic center,” said Eversole.

High tide encroaching on the Outrigger Reef Hotel. (Photo courtesy of Hula Grill Waikiki)

Eversole’s past work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Storms Program and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands has lent him extensive experience with coastal processes and management issues.

Guests will learn about key beach restoration initiatives and the evolving adaptation planning efforts for Waikiki at the July 18 presentation and follow-up Q&A session.

Hula Grill Waikiki’s Mālama ‘Āina series highlights Hawaii’s wildlife, ecosystems and environmental issues with a special focus on the ahupuaʻa of Waikiki. Each presentation provides attendees with a deeper understanding and appreciation for conservation and restoration efforts in Hawaii. For reservations, call 808-923-4852.

Sarah Yamanaka covers events, environmental and community news for Spectrum News Hawaii. She can be reached at [email protected].

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