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Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project

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Today we focus on the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project... talking about the proposed plans for retention and debris basins up-stream in the areas of Makiki, Manoa and Palolo and public concern about condemning private property.

Our guest panelists are:

  • Jeff Herzog, Project Manager for the Honolulu District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Robert Kroning, Director of the City’s Department of Design and Construction.
  • Sean Connelly, community voice, architect and curator of the Ala Wai Centennial Memorial Project.

Hawaii DLNR and the C&C of Honolulu's Dept. of Design and Construction, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are holding a town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 19. Click here for meeting details.

To visit the Ala Wai Centennial Memorial Project, click here.


Catherine Cruz is the Host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawai‘i since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than thirty years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former Board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
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