Vulnerability Assessments

Thematic Food System Vulnerability Assessments: Vulnerability & Resilience in the Hawaiʻi Food System

Conducted by Dr. Amanda Shaw, Dr. Albie Miles, Kerstyn Afuso, Tierra Bartolotti

Executive Summary: This report outlines findings from 16 key informant interviews as part of the 4th component of the THFST project, food system vulnerability assessments. These key informant interviews were  aimed at understanding the views of key policymakers, state agency directors, and NGO and  community leaders in the Hawai’i food system.

Key Findings:

  1. Threats and risks to household and community food security; 
  2. Points of vulnerability in relation to household and community food security; 
  3. Gaps and innovations in the emergency food system; 
  4. Patterns of food (in)security; 
  5. Visions for the future and; 
  6. Opportunities for collaboration.

HNL Port Flood Vulnerability Assessment

Executive Summary: The specific aim of this analysis was to examine the impact of sea level rise (1.0, 1.5 meter by 2100; Sweet et al, 2017) at the Port of Honolulu to evaluate the potential risks to critical infrastructure from flooding through 2050 and 2070. This preliminary analysis is intended to identify key points of vulnerability due to SLR that may impact key food import infrastructure. Such identified points of vulnerability in the food system are intended to serve as key empirical reference points for developing new strategies for achieving food system resilience and ensure household and community food security in Hawaiʻi in the context of anticipated sea level rise and the case of future natural disasters such as severe weather events.

Key Findings:

  1. Relative Risks by year 2050 (1m SLR by 2100)
  2. Relative Risks by Year 2070 (1m and 1.5m SLR by 2100)
  3. Maps
Relative Risks by Year 2070