WRRC/‘Ike Wai Seminar

December 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, iLab (Building 37, between Art and Kuykendall)

Commission on Water Resource Management 2019 Update to Water Resource Protection Plan of the Hawai‘i Water Plan

by Roy Hardy

This presentation will provide an overview of the many proposed updates to the Water Resource Protection Plan (WRPP), which was last updated ten years ago. The WRPP comprises one of five parts of the Hawai‘i Water Plan (HWP), which is mandated under the State Water Code (SWC), Chapter 174C of the Hawai‘i Revised Statues. The water code recognized the need for a program to focus on the comprehensive water resources planning that is essential to address the problems of supply and conservation of water, and established the HWP as the guide for implementing this policy. The WRPP is also the only portion of the HWP directly prepared by the Commission.

The topics covered will include:
  • New information, analysis, and issues on ground water sustainable yields
  • Surface water interim instream flow standards
  • Water use reporting
  • Climate change considerations
  • Department of Hawaiian Home Lands reservations and their impacts
  • Traditional and customary rights considerations
  • Stakeholder input process to formulate actions and goals to guide the Commission’s protection and management of Hawai‘i’s water resources

Event Sponsor
WRRC, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Leah Bremer, (808) 956-7938, lbremer@hawaii.edu

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