2021 Pacific Desk Webinar Series – Inundation Forecasts for Low-Lying Pacific Islands

The Pacific International Training Desk is hosting their first webinar of the spring 2021 season on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 3pm Hawaii Standard Time. This webinar will be on the subject of forecasting inundation events for low-lying Pacific Islands. Our speaker, a Physical Oceanographer at the Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division of the Pacific Community (SPC), is currently developing... Continue Reading →

KAUA‘I PROPERTY OWNERS MAY BE FACED WITH MANDATORY FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS ON FEBRUARY 26

Hanapēpē & Waimea Rivers & Moloa‘a Stream & Bay Areas Impacted DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES  COUNTY OF KAUA‘I  DAVID Y. IGEGOVERNOR  SUZANNE D. CASECHAIRPERSON   DEREK KAWAKAMIMAYOR JOINT NEWS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 12, 2021 KAUA‘I PROPERTY OWNERS MAY BE FACED WITH MANDATORY FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS ON FEBRUARY 26  Hanapēpē & Waimea Rivers... Continue Reading →

2021 Hawaii Floodplain Management Virtual Training

This training opportunity is FREE and made possible through FEMA RIX’s support. Although it may appear that some of these sessions are targeting community officials, they will also be useful to design professionals. Architects, engineers, and surveyors will learn how their SFHA development projects are reviewed for compliance and understand some of the common errors... Continue Reading →

STATE CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION COMMISSION ENDORSES TOOLS FOR SEA LEVEL RISE PLANNING

At its October meeting, the Hawai’i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission (Climate Commission) endorsed two recently completed documents that operationalize the recommendations of the state’s Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report (2017). These guidance documents, produced in support of the Commission’s Climate Ready Hawaiʻi Initiative, help state and county planners and government officials... Continue Reading →

New Topographic Data for Hawaii

Data on ground elevations are the most important input for flood maps and this hazard mapping is the foundation for floodplain management and flood insurance rating.  Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) is a remote sensing method used to examine the surface of the Earth.  The United States Geological Survey's (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) announced... Continue Reading →

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