STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3686

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 61

H.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Economic Development, Environment, and Technology and Water, Land, and Agriculture, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 61, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ENDORSING AND SUPPORTING THE ALA WAI WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP AND REQUESTING A REPORT ON PROGRESS MADE BY THE PARTNERSHIP,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to endorse and support the Ala Wai Watershed Partnership and request a report on its progress in increasing resilience and sustainability of the Ala Wai watershed and raising financial support for the Partnership.

 

Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Ala Wai Watershed Partnership, and Hawaii Green Growth.

 

Your Committees find that the United States Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency hosted the "Hawaii Disaster Risk Workshop: Mitigating Catastrophic Disaster Risk and Building Resilience in the Ala Wai Watershed" which resulted in the formation of the Ala Wai Watershed Partnership. The Partnership is a voluntary group of state, county, federal, business, and nongovernmental leaders with the goals of mitigating catastrophic natural disaster risk and improving the resilience and sustainability of the Ala Wai watershed. Your Committees further find that state endorsement and support of the Partnership will ensure progress of critical flood risk reduction objectives, promote and strengthen public-private and multi-agency partnerships, and bring attention to the importance of the resiliency of the Ala Wai watershed.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Economic Development, Environment, and Technology and Water, Land, and Agriculture that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 61, H.D. 1, and recommend its adoption.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Economic Development, Environment, and Technology and Water, Land, and Agriculture,

 

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MIKE GABBARD, Chair

 

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GLENN WAKAI, Chair