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Sustainable Environments

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Sustainable Environments

  1. 1. Kahu WaiThe passing of watersSustainable Environments of Hawaiʻi Manoa Johansen S
  2. 2. Waters of the worldS All Water S Accessible Surface S 97% Oceans Freshwater S 3% Freshwater S 52% Lakes S 38% Soil Moisture S 8% Rivers S 8% Water VaporS Freshwater S 1% Water in Living S 79% Ice Caps & Glaciers Organisms S 20% Groundwater S 1% Accessible Surface Freshwater
  3. 3. WaiWai KaiKai“FreshwaterBrackish WaterSalt Water”
  4. 4. Waiwai“nvs.Goods, property, assets, valuables, value, worth, wealth, importance, benefit, estate, use;useful, valuable, rich, costly, financial.”
  5. 5. ConceptsS Sustainable Environments are areas in which the natural environment can sustain a society and economy with out using a appropriate range of resources.S Sustain healthy ecosystems to maintain goods and services for people and living species.
  6. 6. Loʻ Kalo i• System of irrigated terraces• Way of wetland farming in a controlled area• Knowledge of (Mahi ʻai ) agriculture incorporated with (Kuhikuhipuʻuone ) architecture and (Mahi iʻa ) aquaculture
  7. 7. LoʻiKalo• Constructed with banks of earth or rock near the Kahawai (stream)• Irrigated with stream water through the ʻauwai(ditch) into the uppermost terrace gradually into the lowermost terrace• Water then discharged back into the stream
  8. 8. Preservation & ManagementS Involves water-systems, land, atmospheric climates, etc.S Making the cycle of production and disposal more sustainable by lessening the consumption of land area
  9. 9. KawainuiMarsh• Largest remaining wetland in Hawaiʻ i• Encompasses 830 acres of land in Kailua, Oʻ ahu• Area of Cultural and Archeological significance• Habitat for native and endangered species• Natural flood control• Provides recreational and educational opportunities
  10. 10. Hahai ka ua ika Ulu lāʻau• “The Rain Follows the Forest”• 10% of the priority watershed forests are protected• DLNR has made securing the future of our water supply a priority and created this action plan to meet the following goals: • Remove or contain damaging invasive weeds that threaten priority areas; Monitor and control other forest threats including fires, predators, and plant diseases • Restore and plant native species in priority and buffer areas • Educate people about the cultural, economic, and environmental importance of conserving native forests; Promote consistent and informed
  11. 11. New-age Sustainable EnvironmentsS Reusable ArchitectureS Green Farming, Agriculture, and AquacultureS BiospheresS Native Species Out plantingS Natural Area PreservesS Outdoor Educational OpportunitiesS Hydro plants
  12. 12. Palekai• “Breakwall”• Defense against high seas• Protects a range of inhabited areas• Creates a safe area for many activities
  13. 13. Hydroelectricity• Electricity generated by hydropower• Hawaii mainly uses Run-of- the-river Hydroelectricity• Stations with small or no reservoir capacity• Water coming from upstream must be used for generation at that moment or allowed to bypass dam• Cleaner and produces less greenhouse gasses then Power Plants that burn oils
  14. 14. Mahalo a nui loa! Thank you very much! Marriane Larned Jason S. Cifra Kamaka GundersonSustainable Hawaii Youth Vice Chancellor of Halaulani Leadership Initiative Student Affairs Hawaii Community Hawaii Community College College S

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