June 15, 2020


Agricultural recovery, sustainable water for Hawaiis future

WHAT: The Business, Economic Development and Tourism Committee, led by Chair Kym Pine, will discuss ways forward for Hawaiis economy.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020

WHERE: Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St., Third Floor

Presentations focused on business will be made by the Agriculture Response and Recovery Working Group, comprising a cross-section of the states agriculture industry, as well as Sustainable Ocean Systems.

The Agriculture Response and Recovery Working Group has generated a three-tiered plan to address the immediate food needs of the community hardest-hit by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to stabilize farmers ability to grow food for all; to restore Hawaiis food system through promotion of new markets and investment in critical infrastructure; and by building a resilient food and agricultural economy with strong businesses, job growth and more.

Sustainable Oceans Systems will talk about its water harvesting company that provides safe, reliable cost-effective drinking water for emergencies and short-term water needs. The company has created a patent-protected, ocean-based, mobile water desalination system to rapidly serve victims of natural disasters.

BEDT Agenda: http://honolulu.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=3&event_id=632

Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine represents residents of District One, comprising portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nnkuli, Mili, Waianae, Mkaha, Keaau and Makua — and is chair of the City Councils Committee on Business Economic Development and Tourism.

Media Contact:
Erika Engle

Communications Director

Erika [dot] engle <at> Honolulu [dot] gov

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Erika Engle

Communications Director

Councilmember Kymberly Pine

Honolulu City Council, District One

530 South King Street

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Main (808)768-5001

Direct (808)768-5024



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