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Water Resources: HAWAI'I
Information resources for research on water issues and climate change
The Hawai‘i Fresh Water Initiative was launched in 2013 to bring multiple, diverse parties together to develop a forward-thinking and consensus-based strategy to increase water security for the Hawaiian Islands. Its strategies for 2030 water security include increased conservation, recharge, and reuse. The Hawai'i Community Foundation created Wai Maoli: Hawai'i Fresh Water Initiative.
June 2017 - King Tides video [1:00]
University of Hawai'i helps community understand and prepare for king tides. Access links shown in video below. (Watch another video)
The Commission’s general mission is to protect and enhance the water resources of the State of Hawaii through wise and responsible management. (State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources)
Ground water is one of Hawaii's most important natural resources. It is used for drinking water, irrigation, and domestic, commercial, and industrial needs. Ground water provides about 99 percent of Hawaii's domestic water and about 50 percent of all freshwater used in the State. Website source
The Hawai‘i Environmental Funders Group (EFG) is a network of local and national trusts and foundations committed to increasing capacity and funding for environmental and sustainability efforts in Hawai‘i.
The Rainfall Atlas of Hawaiʻi is a set of maps of the spatial patterns of rainfall for the major Hawaiian Islands. Maps are available for mean monthly and annual rainfall. The maps represent our best estimates of the mean rainfall for the 30-yr base period 1978–2007.
The USGS Web page for the water resources of Hawaii and the Pacific area. This is your direct link to water-resource information and products for the State of Hawaii, the U.S. Territories of Guam and American Samoa, the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
WRRC serves the state of Hawaii and other Pacific islands by researching water-related issues distinctive to these areas. The University of Hawaii established WRRC in response to the Federal Water Resources Research Act of 1964 and the University's own Academic Development Plans.