Cooperation+Coordination=Synergy?Hawaii's Key to Success

by Warren M. Lee, United States Dep of Agriculture, Honolulu, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


This paper describes the Hawaiian Islands experience - how coordination and interagency cooperation has fostered synergy in their efforts to conserve, enhance and sustain natural resources and the environment. Hawaii's geology, hydrology and land use patterns are described. Federal, state and local laws as well as state policies and goals which address the protection at natural resources are enumerated. Also listed are the state agency responsibilities relating to natural resources. Achievements due to the cooperative efforts of these agencies and environmental groups in the areas of education, training, program implementation, and research and development are discussed.

Subject Headings: Water conservation | Natural resources | Soil water | Resource management | Research and development | Islands | Geology | Hawaii | United States

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