In Honolulu: the Dreaded Bathroom Situation

First Published August 31, 2015Updated May 15, 2020 "feeding the homeless is much easier than providing them with sanitary conditions and services" All around the world, whether in a developed or developing country, one knows that public restrooms, due to its tendency towards lack of maintenance, should be used only as a last resort. "Only … Continue reading In Honolulu: the Dreaded Bathroom Situation

FAQ on the “Ho’okuleana Design” ©2016, 2017

As the Ala Wai problem becomes worse over time, we increasingly are forced to connect issues such as invasive species, flooding, and rising seas, together. Then we develop an interconnected solution. All other solutions do not take into reality the existing development, the reality that Albizia trees do not absorb much water, and the reality that … Continue reading FAQ on the “Ho’okuleana Design” ©2016, 2017

Proposed Ala Wai “Heiau” and Lock and Dam

When it comes to making a big change in your life you have to want it more than you fear it. Unknown Above. A map which shows the location of the aquaponics which involve fish and taro; heritage centers and residences, shown in orange; lock and dam near the Manoa-Palolo Drainage Canal; and a “heiau” … Continue reading Proposed Ala Wai “Heiau” and Lock and Dam

Frequently Asked Questions on the Ala Wai Problem

First published December 19, 2018 Updated March 23, 2020 How does one start to understand the Ala Wai Canal problem? To truly understand the Ala Wai Problem, one needs to know what is the Ala Wai Watershed and how stormwater flows through it. The best visual is in the following document. Unfortunately, for those who are … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions on the Ala Wai Problem

A Seemingly Harmless Verdant Expanse in Mānoa Threatens Waikiki!

First Published September 5, 2017 Updated May 20, 2020 Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely. --Unknown This blog is to point out the large number of Albizia trees located in the lush valley of Mānoa, a district in Honolulu, Hawaii, home of The University of Hawaii at Mānoa. The presence of the Albizia trees … Continue reading A Seemingly Harmless Verdant Expanse in Mānoa Threatens Waikiki!