2019 Maunalua Bay Case Study

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    Green Infrastructure System Map & Gap Analysis for Maunalua Bay Watersheds, Oʻahu
    ( 2019-05-12) Lam, Kristy ; Gonzales, Aurelia ; Thomas, Ryan Lea ; Oleson, Kirsten
    In Maunalua's urban environment, excess stormwater causes flooding, property damage, eutrophication, and pollution of coastal areas that threatens the biodiversity, natural resources, and quality of life. Thus, effective implementation of green infrastructure is critical for Maunalua communities to successfully mitigate extreme wet weather impacts and create a healthy urban environment. The project goal was to create a system map to understand the network of entities surrounding green infrastructure, and a gap analysis to identify inefficiencies and leverage points within the system. A final document is also included to synthesize all resources and findings. Furthermore, additional resources are included to aid future research and projects in green infrastructure in Maunalua Bay and other urban cities in Hawaiʻi.
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    Investigating the Dynamics of Trust Surrounding Marine Resource Management in Maunalua Bay, Oʻahu
    ( 2019-05-12) Hendrickson, Cole ; Kitamura, Philip ; Melone, Angelica ; Richmond, Laurie ; Oleson, Kirsten
    In January of 2019, the Systems Analysis of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM 601) graduate course, under Dr. Kirsten Oleson, was approached by Mālama Maunalua (MM) to perform various projects in order to build capacity for the non-profit stewardship organization. Our group pursued research on the dynamics of trust surrounding marine resource management in Maunalua Bay, Oʻahu. Research has consistently shown trust to be an essential component for effective natural resource management and conflict resolution. Understanding the nature of trust within and between different entities in the Bay and considering mechanisms for improving that trust can help improve the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of marine resource management regimes in the region. This project aimed to understand the trust gaps, trust types, and leverage points for trust construction in the bay through the employment of interviews and a document review. We utilized the trust framework set forth by Dr.’s Marc J. Stern and Kimberley J. Coleman’s paper titled, “The Multidimensionality of Trust: Applications in Collaborative Natural resource Management”1. Our research was framed through the following questions, 1) What is the state of trust between stakeholder groups of Maunalua Bay, is there a trust gap present? 2) What is the state of trust based on the trust framework? Our third question brought together literature and our interviews in order to answer 3) what are possible leverage points to enhance trust between stakeholders? After compiling our interview transcriptions, we uncovered 25 accounts of trust and 150 accounts of distrust occurring between various groups in the bay, suggesting that the levels of trust in the marine management system is low. Procedural trust was our most common form of both trust and distrust observed from our interviews. Procedural trust is the trust in procedures or other systems that decrease the vulnerability of the potential trustor, enabling action in the absence of other forms of trust. Our findings suggest that trust in the area can be improved by designing marine resource management processes that are inclusive and transparent by stakeholders, managers, and environmental groups working to improve communication with one another and working to build a series of positive interactions.
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    Maunalua Bay Stream Retrofitting Report
    ( 2019-05-12) Davidson, Lesley ; Luther, Laura ; Lewis, David ; Christensen, Dain ; Taniguchi, Aimee ; Oleson, Kirsten ; Richmond, Laurie
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    Maunalua Bay Outreach Interactive Map
    ( 2018-05-11) Donoghue, Carli ; Lam, Jennifer ; Risch, Derek ; Smith, Jackie ; Wilhite, Chad ; Oleson, Kirsten
    This project addressed how to disseminate past, present, and future information to a wide array of bay users in the most effective format. We developed an interactive map as a community outreach tool to be embedded within Malama Maunalua’s (MM) website. The map contains spatial information, links to relevant publications, and recreation information including rules, regulations, and “points of interest.” Our final products are intended to share knowledge of the bay leading to a more efficient and effective management of the entire ecosystem. Our products include: a Google data entry form and its guidelines, a database, a presentation, a flyer with links to available resources, and a “Read Me” document. NOTE: The map and its supplementary materials are living documents with a collection of past and current information. Thus, for the most up-to-date materials visit MM’s website.
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    Identifying People’s Values of Maunalua Bay Using Surveys
    ( 2019-05-10) Smith, Emma ; Smith, Charlotte ; Luat-Hūʻeu, Kūpaʻa ; Hauler, Sarah ; Kirsten, Oleson ; Laurie, Richmond
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    Improving the Communication of Fishing Rules and Regulations in Maunalua Bay, O'ahu
    ( 2019-05-08) Casco, Hiilei ; Schaar, Siena ; Alvarado, Samantha ; Oleson, Kirsten
    To increase the communication and compliance of Hawaiʻi State fishing rules and regulations in Maunalua Bay, our group employed a mixed-methods approach to develop multi-generational, site-specific educational materials.
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    Green Infrastructure Implementation Analysis and Calculation
    ( 2019-05-07) Usinger, Travis ; Ryerson, Melissa ; Vandenberg, Dylan ; Oleson, Kirsten
    Green Infrastructure (GI) can improve infiltration and reduce stormwater runoff by catching the rain gathered from rooftop surfaces and open spaces. Through analyzing satellite imagery and creating cost and volume reduction calculations, we gathered potential sites in Wailupe to create a database and evaluate GI implementation.