News & Events

CUAHSI September Newsletter

Dear Colleagues, Fall is right around the corner, and CUAHSI is dropping by to bring you September’s news! CUAHSI is hosting a Let’s Talk about Water Event in Boston! Join us on October 4th, 2018 from 5-7 PM ET at the East Boston Library. More event details can be found below. The National Center for Atmospheric […]

Seminar: Groundwater Recharge-Discharge Imbalance, Inter Aquifer Flow, and Yet to be Explained Connections in Kona Aquifers (Sept. 11)

Transforming Contemporary Science with Traditional Hawaiian Knowledge

Transforming Contemporary Science with Traditional Hawaiian Knowledge by Surely A. Wallace The 25th annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference, held on July 25, 2018 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, featured A‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka hālau ho ‘okahi: Advancing modern science with Hawaiian knowledge. This conference session was proposed and convened by ‘Ike Wai students and […]

‘Ike Wai is hiring a communications specialist (Apply by August 3rd)

Job Summary: Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), located at the University of Hawai‘i Information Technology Services (UH ITS), located on the island of Oahu.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. MINIMUM […]

Agave with Containers for Compute and Analysis workshop (August 7 & 8, register by 8/3)

The ITS Cyberinfrastructure team is proud to announce the Agave with Containers for Compute and Analysis workshop that will take place on August 7th and 8th. This FREE workshop is sponsored by the University of Hawai’i Information Technology Service Cyberinfrastructure group, Texas Advanced Computing Center and Hawai’i EPSCoR. This workshop focuses specifically on introducing the […]

25th Annual Hawai’i Conservation Conference (July 24-26)

The 25th Annual Hawai’i Conservation Conference (HCC) will be held July 24-26.  One of the sessions features several speakers from the ‘Ike Wai project and was proposed by ‘Ike Wai students and post-docs. The session is called “‘A‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka hālau ho‘okahi: Advancing modern science with Hawaiian knowledge.”  The talks nicely interweave traditional […]

Nearly $2 Million Awarded To NELHA Solar Desalination Project

Summary:  The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has awarded almost $2 million to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA).  The award is to be used to explore solar-thermal desalination on a commercial scale. Read the original article here

Lecture: ” New Insights into the Groundwater Hydrology of Maunakea and Hawaiʻi Island” (June 21)

 New Insights into the Groundwater Hydrology of Maunakea and Hawaiʻi Island A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by  Dr. Donald Thomas, Director of The Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, UH Hilo  The Maunakea Speaker Series continues its monthly lecture on Thursday, June 21 at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center’s Moanahoku Hall. This exciting free lecture is open to […]

Seminar: “Inverse Analysis of Fluid Flow in Fractured Rocks and Sustainable Design for Geothermal Energy” (June 8)

HIGP / WRRC Seminar Series Friday June 8, 2018; Time: 3 pm; Planetary Data Center, POST 544 Prof. Anna Suzuki Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan Inverse Analysis of Fluid Flow in Fractured Rocks and Sustainable Design for Geothermal Energy The goal of our research group is to evaluate rock structures and its flow […]

`Ike Wai is hiring a postdoctoral researcher in geophysics/hydrogeophysics ! (Apply by May 31)

We are currently looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in geophysics/hydrogeophysics for the ‘Ike Wai project at the University of Hawai‘i. This is a Regular, Full-Time, Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) and the Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, through the […]

Student Scholarship Application for The Hawaii Conservation Conference NOW OPEN (Deadline: May 28th)

Student Scholarship Application for The Hawaii Conservation Conference NOW OPEN Deadline to apply: Monday May 28th, 2018 11:59 PM HST In partnership with Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation’s Environmental Leadership Pathways Initiative, the Hawai’i Conservation Alliance and Foundation (the Alliance and Foundation) is proud to announce the 2018 Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference (HCC) Student Scholarship Program. Celebrating its 6th year, […]

Seminar: “Fate of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater: Lessons for Hawaii and Red Hill from a Terrestrial Oil Spill Study” (June 5th)

Seminar Sponsored by: Water Resources Research Center and ‘Ike Wai University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Noon | HIG 210 Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics, 2525 Correa RD Fate of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater: Lessons for Hawaii and Red Hill from a Terrestrial Oil Spill Study Dr. Barbara Bekins The oldest continuous […]

‘Ike Wai Water Science Scholars’ Poster Symposium (May 4)

‘Ike Wai Water Science Scholars’ Poster Symposium   Friday, May 4 2:30 – 4:00pm   UH Manoa ITC 105A/B Come see the work of our Water Science Scholars on projects with faculty members throughout ‘Ike Wai. This event is funded by the ‘Ike Wai EPSCoR project, a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Webinar series: Emerging Voices of Tribal Perspectives in Water Resources (April 26 & May 23)

Universities Council on Water Resources Presents: Emerging Voices of Tribal Perspectives in Water Resources WEBINAR (TWO PART) SERIES April 26 & May 23 – 11am CT Webinar #1: Tribal Waters and Climate Change April 26, 2018 9 AM PDT(MST)/10 AM MDT/11 AM CDT/12 PM EDT Register for Webinar #1 Webinar #2: Tribes and Water Quality […]

Watershed Partnerships: Sustaining Healthy Forested Watersheds for Hawai‘i’s Communities (April 24)

Hawaii’s native forests are essential to our way of life, providing us with fresh water, serving as a home for unique plants and animals, and shaping a rich and thriving Hawaiian culture.  But due to invasive plants, animals, and disease, Hawaii’s forests are under threat. Today over half of Hawaii’s original forest has been lost. […]

UH Hilo students learn data visualization techniques to promote environmental issues

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s departments of computer science, marine science, and art, have joined together to create a program where students work on a shared environmental project using data visualization techniques.  The program is intended to increase public awareness of Hawaiian ecosystems issues. An excerpt from the article: “The focus of the current […]

Agave with Python for Compute and Analysis Workshop – April 19 (register by April 16)

Agave with Python for Compute and Analysis Workshop Date: April 19, 2018 9am-4:30pm Location: Information Technology Center Room 105A/B, UH Manoa This FREE workshop is sponsored by the University of Hawai’i Information Technology Service Cyberinfrastructure group, Texas Advanced Computing Center and Hawai’i EPSCoR. This workshop focuses specifically on introducing the Agave platform (http://agaveapi.co), Cyverse (http://cyverse.org) […]

UH News: Hawaiian-language newspapers illuminate 1871 hurricane

An article in the UH news discusses how the translation of Hawaiian language newspapers led to new information on a major hurricane that impacted the islands in 1871. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “A major hurricane struck the islands of Hawai‘i and Maui on August 9, 1871, and wrought widespread destruction from Hilo to Lahaina. A […]

‘Ike Wai Research Experience in Data Science 2018 – Apply by April 12

Interested in a paid summer research experience in data science at UH Hilo? Students Will Receive: – A focused introduction to data science techniques – A 5 week research experience guided by UH Hilo Professors – A $2,000 stipend upon completion of the research experience Requirements: – Current UH Hilo or UH Hilo bound student […]

`Ike Wai Grad Student featured in UH News

`Ike Wai Graduate Student, Brytne Okuhata, has been featured in the latest University of Hawai’i News.  In addition, the article, “Tapping into the next generation of groundwater scientists,” was written by ‘Ike Wai undergraduate scholar, Kayla Valera.  Click on the UH news link below to read the article. Tapping into the next generation of groundwater […]

`Ike Wai featured in latest WRRC newsletter

The `Ike Wai project is featured prominently in the latest Water Resources Research Center Newsletter.  In addition to the overview of the project, the newsletter includes highlights of many `Ike Wai researchers.  To read the newsletter, click here.

Python Data Analysis Workshop – April 17 & 18

INTRODUCTION TO DATA ANALYSIS USING PYTHON (PANDAS AND MATPLOTLIB) We are pleased to announce that the registration for Python Data Analysis Workshop is now open. This workshop focuses specifically on how to conduct data analysis using Python — as opposed to software development — and introduces some of the libraries that have made Python a […]

2018 EPSCoR State Conference – April 12, register by April 5

Hawai‘i EPSCoR State Conference: ‘Ike Wai: Connecting Science and Community April 12, 2018 Asia Room – Jefferson Hall – East West Center – UH Mānoa Campus Oral Session: 9:00am–4:30pm Poster Session: 4:30–6:30pm Draft Agenda 9:00 Registration & Refreshments 9:30 Welcome 9:45 Keynote Presentation: Why Wai, Water and the Future of Hawaiʻi [Dr. Kamana Beamer] 10:15 […]

Hawaiʻi Data Science Student Fellowships – Apply by April 8!

2018 Hawaiʻi Data Science Student Fellowships The Hawaii Data Science Institute (HI-DSI) is pleased to announce several fellowship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. HI-DSI Fellows are data scientists in training, funded for one year as a Graduate Assistants (GAs) or Undergraduate Fellows to participate in developing data […]

Seminar: Stormwater Management Using Green Roofs – March 20

Stormwater Management Using Green Roofs: Predicting Runoff Volume Reduction, Peak Flow Reduction and Peak Delay Dr. Roger Babcock Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ Noon Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics, Room 210 2525 Correa Rd. University of Hawai’i at Manoa. For details, please see the flyer.

How much water is used in Urban Honolulu? Learn more at the Primary Urban Center Watershed Management Plan Community Meeting – March 22 & 27

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply and the City’s Department of Planning and Permitting are hosting their second round of community meetings for the Primary Urban Center Watershed Management Plan. The topics of discussion are current water use throughout urban Honolulu as well as projected future uses of water in the year 2040 and 2100. Here’s […]

Dr. Frank is recognized as a leader in Sustainability

On February, 8, 2018, Dr. Kiana Frank was awarded one of the 2018 President’s Green Awards.  The award recognizes excellence among UH personnel to lead sustainability initiatives across operations, curriculum, research, engagement and cultural connections.

COACh Career Building Summit – Jan 9-10, 2018

To kick off the new term, ‘Ike Wai sponsored a series of professional development workshops lead by Dr. Geri Richmond of the Committee On the Advancement of women Chemists (COACh). Aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, workshop sessions covered a variety of topics and career skills ranging from effective mentoring, giving scientific presentations, building […]

UH Hilo Mookini Library CyberCANOE now Online!

Through the CyberCANOE, which stands for Cyber-enabled Collaboration, Analysis, Navigation and Observation Environment, researchers at both UH Manoa and UH Hilo can work with each other on shared projects despite being on separate campuses. The install was led by UH Hilo staff members Robert Chi and Francis Cristobal.  The student workers (and their majors) are below: […]

`Ike Wai Summer Bridge Program

The ‘Ike Wai Summer Bridge was a joint venture for summer student learning with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Kapi‘olani Community College, the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, and Hawai‘i EPSCoR. Video showcasing the ‘Ike Wai Summer Bridge held in May 2017 was produced by participant Kirena Clah. 'Ike Wai Summer […]