East Honolulu Watershed Management Plan

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) have begun the development of the East Honolulu Watershed Management Plan (EHWMP). The EHWMP will be prepared in accordance with the State Water Code Chapter 174C, HRS and the City and County of Honolulu Ordinance Chapter 30, ROH. This EHWMP will be one of eight district water management plans that together will comprise the Oahu Water Management Plan.

Goal of the Oahu Water Management Plan

To formulate an environmentally holistic, community-based, and economically viable watershed management plan that will provide a balance between: (1) the preservation and management of Oahu's watersheds, and (2) sustainable ground water and surface water use and development to serve present users and future generations.

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The planning process will integrate land use and water resource management to achive: 

  1. Inclusive community participation and consulation.
  2. Holistic management of watershed resources.
  3. Aligned with important State and City plans, policies, and programs.
  4. Action oriented implementation of imiportant watershed management programs.
  5. Ahupua'a-based management principles.

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east honolulu watershed management plan planning processEHWMP Objectives

  1. Promote sustainable watersheds.
  2. Protect and enhance water quality and quantity.
  3. Protect Native Hawaiian rights and traditional customary practices.
  4. Facilitate public participation, education, and project implementation.
  5. Meet future water demands at reasonable costs.

 


Information & Resources


Community Meetings


Community Meeting #1 - Monday, March 4, 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Koko Head Elementary School Cafeteria

  • Topic: Update on the Public Review Draft of the East Honolulu Sustainable Communities Plan (EHSCP) and the kickoff of the East Honolulu Watershed Management Plan (EHWMP).
  • Materials: The meeting will include a presentation and an opportunity for attendees to provide their input.

For More Information

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SSFM International

Contact: Melissa White
Phone: (808) 628-1308
Email: mwhite@ssfm.com

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Honolulu Board of Water Supply

Contact: Barry Usagawa
Phone: (808) 748-5900
Email: busagawa@hbws.org


Posted: 01/17/19