Ala Wai Canal

Ryan Finnerty

Water deal struck between Maui farmers and landowner; Handi-Van problems; Chinatown Rising filmmakers talk about found footage and social change in San Francisco; Genki balls released to clean the Ala Wai Canal.

Eric Tessmer / Flickr

Experts agree that severe weather events are becoming more frequent and destructive as the planet warms. But so far there is little consensus on how to protect one of Hawaii’s most important economic regions.

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

An engineering consulting firm provided new alternatives to a flood management plan for the Ala Wai Canal, officials said.

Daniel Ramirez / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr

On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a discussion with the student team at ʻIolani who developed something called the Ala Wai CAT. CAT is short for catamaran, and we'll find out how it's been modified to become a sensor delivery vessel to measure water conditions in the Ala Wai. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

Ryan Finnerty

Honolulu’s Ala Wai canal is one of the most polluted waterways in the country. It’s so contaminated that in 2006, a local resident died from bacterial infection after falling into the Ala Wai boat harbor. But one local group thinks they can make the canal safe for swimming and fishing in just 7 years, without spending millions of dollars.

Bridging the Ala Wai?

Jan 2, 2019
Wayne Yoshioka

One project that will get more attention in the new year in Honolulu is a plan to build a bridge over the Ala Wai canal. The proposal would include room for pedestrians and for cyclists, but not for cars. HPR's Wayne Yoshioka has more on the plans.

Wayne Yoshioka

The City is reviving a proposal to build a bridge to connect McCully and Mo’ili’ili to Waikiki.

Edmund Garman / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr

Community Check-in: Waikiki    

Ala Wai Dredging Plan

Jan 31, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

Honolulu’s Ala Wai is ranked as one of the most polluted waterways in the country. The State of Hawaii has a plan to clean it up that just received a green light.