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Ka Pili Kai Fall 2016

As Albert Einstein once noted, “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Our coastal communities in Hawai‘i and the central Pacific Ocean are being challenged by a multitude of complex and sometimes interrelated issues such as uncontrolled development and the impacts of runoff and pollutants from land-based sources, sea-level rise, increases in the frequency and severity of coastal storms, and increasing pressure on the utilization of our finite groundwater and surface water resources, to name a few, that impact the sustainability and self-sufficiency of these communities. In this issue we are proud to highlight our five Centers of Excellence, two of which were recently created this year. These centers were established, in part, as vehicles for creating connections throughout the university and bringing interdisciplinary expertise in research, education, and extension to bear on these complex issues facing our coastal communities and ecosystems.

cover, Charley Young Beach
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Publication Date
December 2016