• Bridging the Indigenous Knowledge of the Past with the Science of Today

    Bridging the Indigenous Knowledge of the Past with the Science of Today

    By Burt Lum Scattered amongst museum shelves and forgotten archives sits a treasure trove of Hawaiian history. Much of this material is in the form of the original Hawaiian language newspapers, letters, photographs and pictures, that span nearly 114 years, from 1834 to 1948. These documents remained relatively untouched until Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier launched a […]

  • The NSF EPSCoR ‘Ike Wai project brings science, education and community together to ensure Hawai’i’s freshwater future

    The NSF EPSCoR ‘Ike Wai project brings science, education and community together to ensure Hawai’i’s freshwater future

    This is the first in a series of articles about the ‘Ike Wai project by Burt Lum.   Each monthly article will explore a different aspect of the project and an ongoing story of ‘Ike Wai.   Burt is getting the word out about ‘Ike Wai on social media.  Follow us on facebook and instagram […]

  • Photo of running stream in Hawaii

    Study: Several Common Drugs Could Leach Into Oʻahu’s Groundwater

    Research done by University of Hawai‘i graduate student, Jeffrey Murl, studies micro-pollutants in groundwater. ‘Ike Wai collaborator Bob Whittier shares his thoughts on the risks to Oʻahu’s water supply. Read more about Murl’s research on Honolulu Civil Beat. Photo credit: Civil Beat. Article written by Teresa Dawson.

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    EPSCoR grant provides seeds for Data Science program at UH Hilo

    UH Hilo Home > News and Events > UH Hilo Press Releases Date: Friday, May 20, 2016 Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is among the beneficiaries of a $20 million Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant recently awarded to the UH System by the […]

  • Photograph of small waterfall, surrounded by greenery

    Civil Geeks: UH gets 20 Million to study fresh water aquifers

    Burt Lum shared his thoughts recently on the ‘Ike Wai Project in his column in Civil Beat.   “You won’t find any argument among scientists, policy makers and the general public that fresh water is an extremely important natural resource.   I would argue that clean water is more important than oil, right up there next to […]

  • Piihonua Bridge Hilo HI

    UH leads $20M research partnership to secure Hawai‘i’s water future

    Increasing population, changing land use practices, and issues relating to climate change are contributing to growing concerns over water quality and quantity in Hawai‘i.  To help the state address this critical issue, the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program has awarded $20M to the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) to do a 5 year groundbreaking study of […]

Hawai‘i depends exclusively on local water. The ‘Ike Wai project will provide data and models that address the grand challenge of water sustainability. A diverse workforce of data scientists and water researchers will work in concert with the community, government and business to inform decision makers with high-quality data and predictive capacity.  The project incorporates indigenous and local communities, and its robust, inclusive and diverse human capital pipeline of undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty will address water challenges at the academic and policy level.



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This project is supported by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program Award OIA #1557349. The mission of the Experimental Program to Support Competitive Research (EPSCoR)  is  to advance excellence in science and engineering research and education in order to achieve sustainable increases in research, education, and training capacity and competitiveness that will enable EPSCoR jurisdictions to have increased engagement in areas supported by the NSF. Please visit this page about the proper method of citing NSF and EPSCoR.