Hoʻomau ʻO Waikīkī Kahakai
"Waikiki Beach Renews Itself"
Ho’omau ‘O Waikīkī Kahakai
Serves as a guiding principle for the community visioning process for Waikiki Beach and includes development of several preliminary efforts:
A community-based beach management and maintenance plan
Economic study of the value of Waikīkī Beach
Stakeholder perception surveys of Waikiki Beach
Coastal and nearshore natural resource valuation model
Beach profile surveying and sediment budget
Beach Research video analysis
Nearshore beach sediment source assessment
and many other related endeavors.
These supporting efforts will be carried out in coordination with the project partners and stakeholders. Strategic outreach efforts and visioning process will help define the primary project priorities and strategies and create the framework for a comprehensive plan for Waikiki's future. The WBSIDA has developed a Waikīkī Beach community advisory committee to help inform project development, serving as a community representative to the project team.
The WBMP attempts to balance protection and improvement of coastal resources with the unique economic, cultural, and historical concerns for Waikīkī. The plan will identify and prioritize short-term beach maintenance projects and provide implementation strategies to facilitate progress.
In partnership with the WBSIDA, the DLNR has initiated a technical study with a local engineering and consulting firm to conduct a Feasibility Study, Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Project Design and Permitting for beach improvements in Waikīkī Beach, Honolulu, Hawai’i.
The Ala Wai Watershed Collaboration (AWWC) was formed in response to efforts to clean up the watershed and canal, reduce the risks of natural disasters and climate change impacts, and improve community livability and opportunities for cultural connections throughout the watershed.