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President's Message: League Explores Social Issues (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Congratulations, Meda!
League Faces Full Vote Count Schedule (Arlene Ellis)
Join the Phone Bank
Voter Service to Tackle Voters Guide for 1996 Election (Arlene Ellis)
Orientation Session Scheduled (Grace Furukawa)
UH Seeks Women for Health Study
City Council Observors Needed
Board Members Sought
League Responds to Contract with America
Analysis of the Proposed Balanced Budget Amendment
League Reacts to Proposed Job Creation Act
Tell it to Washington
Education Bill Analyzed (Marion Saunders)
League Positions Outlined
Congratulations, Arlene!
League Presents a Discussion on Violence
Letters to the Editor (Mildred Walston)
Good News and Bad News
Membership
Water Allocation Issues Studied (Carol Kleppin)

Water Allocation Issues Studied

League members Eve Anderson, Martha Black, Tara Hands, and Carol Kleppin attended the annual People's Water Conference on Jan. 14. Black, organizer of the first annual conference, also served as a member of the conference planning committee.

Titled "Water for the 21st Century - Water Allocations at a Crossroads: Hawaii Enters a New Era," the conference addressed the issue of how to make decisions for allocating water in regards to economic, environmental, cultural and infrastructure impacts. Specifically, it considered how the ecological perspective and multi-objective problem solving help us to allocate water for a sustainable future.

Discussion topics included:

  • Models used in other parts of the world, and whether they could be used in Hawaii.

  • Water reuse with regards to wastewater treatment grades, public health and education, and methods of use, such as agriculture irrigation or recreation.

  • Links between family discord and construction development.

  • Definition of diversified agriculture: is it just new crops or new ways to grow and market?

No definitive conclusions were drawn from the discussions, and attendees noted the dearth of government representatives at the Saturday event.

Carol Kleppin
Environment Committee Chair

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