The Commission on Water Resource Management provides a variety of resources to the public to ensure the proper management of Hawaii’s water resources. As defined in the State Water Code, the Commission protects and manages the State’s ground and surface water resources. For more information on the State Water Code, please visit the Law & Regulations page.

First and foremost, the Commission utilizes a permit system to regulate water use and ensure the integrity of our streams and aquifers. Permit forms and applications, along with request forms for other Commission actions, are available to the public for download.

Public education is another essential part of water resource management. By educating the community about our precious resources, people are better equipped to help build upon water conservation efforts to ensure the availability of freshwater resources for future generations. The Commission has developed a variety of materials, including publications, presentations, monitoring data, maps and illustrations.