Commission On Water Resources Management

HONOLULU --   Imagine waking up one day and finding there was no water.  No water to drink or to cook with.  No water to brush your teeth, to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry with.  No water to fight fires or to irrigate our food crops.  Hospitals would close, schools would close, businesses would shut down.

(Honolulu) - The Hawai’i Commission on Water Resource Management issued its East Maui interim instream flow standards decision today.

LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I -- The staff of the Commission on Water Resource Management (Commission) will be holding a public fact-gathering meeting to receive testimony and any additional information to be compiled as part of an Instream Flow Standard Assessment Report. This report will serve as the primary reference of best available information for subsequent amendments to the interim instream flow standards for the surface water hydrologic unit of Wailua (2040) - Waikoko and North Fork Wailua streams, on Kaua‘i.

(HONOLULU) - The Commission on Water Resource Management (Commission), in a public meeting Tuesday, fined the Olowalu Water Company, Inc. (OWC) of Maui the maximum allowable fine of $1,500 (includes $500 administrative fine) for construction of a concrete dam/spillway on the Olowalu Stream without a permit.  

(Wailuku, Maui) – Instream values for four West Maui streams are now protected following a decision yesterday by the Hawai‘i Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM).  The decision was made at the conclusion of a half-day-long hearing in which more than three dozen people testified.

The mediated settlement, approved by the Hawai‘i State Water Commission in April, to immediately restore continuous flows in West Kaua‘i’s Waimea River, is the subject of a video mini-documentary produced by the DLNR.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is seeking community input on a proposed light industrial and commercial business park at Pulehunui in central Maui. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Kihei Community Center at 303 E. Lipoa St. in Kihei to provide more information on the proposed project and invite feedback from the community.

The Hawai‘i State Water Commission approved a mediated settlement today that will immediately restore continuous flows in the Waimea River, as well as provide the opportunity for a renewable energy project, water for Hawaiian homesteading, and farming.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is accepting proposals for projects or programs submitted by public or private agencies or organizations to increase water security in the State of Hawaii.

HONOLULU - The State Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) will hold public hearings to receive testimony on proposed updates to the State Water Projects Plan (SWPP). The SWPP identifies future water demands and source strategies for State water projects. This update of the SWPP focuses on water projects for the Department of Hawaiian Homelands.