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One Water Forum (LIVE) | October 21, 2021 | 12:00 PM

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Join us at 12-NOON for our “One Water Forum,” a live and interactive event with state and city directors discussing the importance of water and the need to invest in water infrastructure. If you would like to submit a question to be answered during the forum, please email contactus@hbws.org. You'll also have the chance to submit a question in the comment box once the forum is live and streaming.

  • Participants
    • Ernest Lau - Manager & Chief Engineer (Board of Water Supply)
    • Wesley T. Yokoyama - Director & Chief Engineer  (City's Department of Environmental Services)
    • Roger Babcock - Director & Chief Engineer (City's Department of Facility Maintenance)
    • Suzanne Case - Chairperson (State Department of Land and Natural Resources)

Submit Your Questions or Comments If you have any questions that you would like answered during the forum, please email contactus@hbws.org or submit a question in the comment box.

Win Prizes with our Imagine A Day Without Water "One Water" Instagram Contest on Oct 21

The first three to correctly answer water-related questions from each participating agency on Instagram (@BWSHonolulu) wins a variety of prizes.

Questions posted at:

  • 9 AM: Board of  Water Supply​
  • 11 AM: Dept. of Environmental Services  
  • 1 PM: Dept. of Facility Maintenance
  • 2 PM: DLNR's Commission on Water Resource Management 
  • 3 PM: DLNR's Department of Forestry and Wildlife 
  • 5 PM: UH College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources

Win various prizes such as a 35-gallon rain barrel, reusable totes, sink drain, shower timers, sunglasses, agency logo shirts (sizes vary), water jugs, and more...There'll be a GRAND prize, 2nd Place, and 3rd place winner!

Click here to view contest rules for the "One Water Contest."

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi & Hawaii Governor David Ige declare Oct. 21, 2021, "Imagine A Day Without Water Day." 

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Agency Director Videos

  • Wesley Yokoyama, Department of Environmental Services

    Wesley Yokoyama is the Director and Chief Engineer of the Department of Environmental Services.

  • Ernest Lau, Honolulu Board of Water Supply

    Ernest Lau is the Manager & Chief Engineer of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply.

  • Roger Babcock & Dawn Szewczyk, Department of Facility Maintenance

    Roger Babcock is the Director & Chief Engineer at the Department of Facility Maintenance & Donna Szewczyk is the Deputy Director. .

  • Kawika Uyehara, Department of Water Supply, County of Hawaii

    Kawika Uyehara is the Deputy Director at the Department of Water Supply on the Big Island.

  • Matt Gonser, City's Resilience Office

    Matt Gonser, Officer and Executive Director at the Resilience Office talks about what his day would be like without water


  • Effective Ways for Farmers to Conserve Water

    Cindy Goldstein from AgMatters, LLC talks about effective ways for farmers to conserve water.

  • Stuart Colman from Wastewater Alternatives & Innovations

    Stuart talk talks about the importance of water - a vital resource for survival.

  • A Day Without Water at Mari’s Nursery

    Brendon Lau from Mari's Nursery talks about a day when the nursery lost water.

City & County of Honolulu Participating Agencies

  • City and County of Honolulu
  • Department of Environmental Services
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  • Resilient Office

State of Hawaii and Neighbor Island Participating Agencies

  • State of Hawaii
  • DLNR - Division of Forestry and Wildlife
  • DLNR- Commission on Water Resources Management
  • UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  • Kauai Water Department
  • Maui Department of Water
  • Hawaii Department of Water

Updated: 10/21/2021