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Molokai Water Use and Development Plan Meetings

Molokai Water Use and Development Plan Meetings

Townscape News Release

Please join us for regional meetings to share your manaʻo about the water resources in your region: Central, East and West Molokai. We would like to hear about wahi pana, water needs, critical issues, sensitive areas, and more. 

The meeting for central Molokai will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. The meeting for east Molokai will be on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. and west Molokai will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. All meetings will be held virtually on Zoom. 

The State of Hawaii Water Code requires each county to develop a Water Use and Development Plan to understand water resources and project how future water needs will be met. Maui County has chosen to develop separate plans for Molokai, Lanai and Maui to better address the unique needs of each island. The Molokai Water Use and Development Plan is being updated by a collaboration between Townscape, Inc., an environmental and community planning company, and the County of Maui Department of Water Supply, Water Resources and Planning Division.

The goal of the planning process is to formulate a plan with holistic land and water resources understanding through a community-based planning and partnership process, respect Native Hawaiian culture, traditions and practices; comply with the requirements of the State Water Code; and provide for sustainable ground and surface water use and development to serve present users and future generations.

Planning objectives will be defined based on public input, the Molokai Community Plan and the Statewide Framework for Updating the Hawaii Water Plan.

In this series of regional meetings, we hope to better understand water resources from a regional perspective and to give folks of each region an opportunity to share their manaʻo to guide the plan. Due to ongoing health concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be hosting these meetings virtually using the Zoom platform. 

Central Molokai meeting info: Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. 

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84381316422?pwd=SjIvcWZhOWRjUElzZTlsOFpBSWpjdz09

Meeting ID: 843 8131 6422

Passcode: central

East Molokai meeting info: Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. 

West Molokai meeting info: Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81710274116?pwd=d0xPZEV1eHNsaG1tM2pyeXNYdk1SQT09

Meeting ID: 817 1027 4116

Passcode: west

Dial-in: +1 (253) 215-8782
Meeting ID: 817 1027 4116

Passcode: 576767

For more information, please visit the project website at waterresources.mauicounty.gov/205/Molokai-Island-Water-Use-and-Development.


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