WRRC/'Ike Wai Spring Seminar

March 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom Meeting Add to Calendar

The Ala Wai Watershed from Nutrients to Microbes

by Jessica Bullington1 and Sean Mahaffey2

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Microbial Oceanography1 and Department of Oceanography2

The Ala Wai Watershed is an important hydrologic system in Honolulu surrounded by a highly populated area. That area includes the Makiki, Manoa, and Palolo streams, which flow into the Ala Wai Canal—an artificial estuary connected to the nearshore waters of Waikiki. The Strategic Monitoring and Resilience Training (SMART) Ala Wai program at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa was created to monitor the water quality throughout the watershed. SMART is multidisciplinary in approach and has cultivated learning and research experience among graduate, undergraduate, and high school students. In this talk, we will summarize major findings from two aspects of the SMART program: variability of nutrients in the streams and pathogenic bacteria in the canal.

Zoom Meeting:


Meeeting ID: 989 6851 5802

Passcode: 345781

Event Sponsor
WRRC, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Michael Mezzacapo, 956-3097, mmezz@hawaii.edu

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