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  • Exploring the interface between ground water and the coastline

    Exploring the interface between ground water and the coastline

    By Burt Lum For many of us the coastline is where we connect with the ocean. It is the place where we swim, fish, surf, relax and explore. It is at this interface, where the land meets the ocean, that so much marine life finds its origins and is the source of what draws so […]

  • Studying  Geology Reveals New Insights into the Complexities of Underground Water

    Studying Geology Reveals New Insights into the Complexities of Underground Water

    By Burt Lum. To understand groundwater in Hawaiʻi scientists first start with a conceptual model. Then through systematic exploration and testing determine whether that model can sufficiently predict how much water is stored, where it’s stored, how it’s replenished and its long term sustainability. These are critical questions especially in light of demands place on […]

  • 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 […]

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

    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.

  • EPSCoR grant provides seeds for Data Science program at UH Hilo

    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 […]

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.