Description: Challenge to funding for flood management project along the Ala Wai Canal.
Protect Our Ala Wai Watersheds v. Miyahira
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/29/2019 Order Injunction issued. Hawaii Court Put Flood Management Project on Hold. On October 29, 2019, a Hawaii state court reportedly issued a decision barring the State from funding a flood management project along the Ala Wai Canal until an environmental impact statement is accepted. CityLab reported that the project had been initiated to protect Waikīkī and other communities from flood events, the threat of which is exacerbated by sea level rise. Opponents of the project have raised concerns about the project’s ecological and visual impacts. 09/18/2019 Petition Petition/complaint filed.