GO TO: Imagine a Day Without Water Event 2023 

Watch the One Water Forum on Water Reuse 
Imagine a Day Without Water 

About: The panelists discuss the future of water reuse, how it works, its benefits, and the countless ways it’ll help to protect our precious yet limited water resources. Viewers will also be given a chance to ask questions during the forum.

Panelists and Moderator:

  • Moderator:
    • Marcel Honore - Civil Beat
  • Panelists:
    • Ernest Lau - Manager & Chief Engineer (Board of Water Supply)
    • Roger Babcock - Director (City's Department of Environmental Services)
    • Christin Reynolds - Director at One World One Water
    • Elson Gushiken - Vice President of ITC Water Management, Inc.

Watch 2021 "One Water Forum"  with state and city directors discussing the importance of water and the need to invest in water infrastructure. It was a part of the October 21, 2021, second annual statewide Imagine A Day Without Water celebration.

Imagine a Day Without Water | Tamarind Park

Value Water booths were set up on Oct. 20, 2022, from 12 PM to 1 PM at Tamarind Park. Visitors received educational handouts, participated in interactive activities, and won  prizes, including the grand prize of a 55-gallon rain barrel.

Value Water Booths from the following agencies were onsite: 

  • Honolulu Board of Water Supply​
  • Department of Water Supply, Hawaii County
  • Dept. of Environmental Services
  • Dept. of Facility Maintenance
  • Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency 
  • DLNR's Commission on Water Resource Management 
  • DLNR's Department of Forestry and Wildlife
  • UH College of Tropical Agriculture Human Resources
  • 92.3 KSSK


Imagine a Day Without Water | Kapolei Hale 

The value water booths from the following agencies were onsite: 

  • Honolulu Board of Water Supply​
  • Dept. of Environmental Services
  • Dept. of Facility Maintenance


Agency Director Videos


  • Ernest Lau, Manager & Chief Engineer, Honolulu Board of Water Supply
  • Dawn Szewczyk, Director & Chief Engineer, Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance
  • Roger Babcock, Director & Chief Engineer, Honolulu Department of Environmental Services 

Participating State of Hawaii & Neighbor Island Agencies

state of hawaii
dlnr - department of forestry and wildlife
dlnr - commission on water resource management
kauai county
hawaii county

Participating City and County of Honolulu Agencies

city and county of honolulu
board of water supply
department of facility maintenance
resilience office
department of environmental services

Updated: 10/21/2022