News Releases

From time to time, the Commission will issue news releases via the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Public Information Office (PIO) to announce noteworthy events and achievements, and to raise awareness of specific water-related issues. The news releases that appear below are specific to the Commission. To view past news releases for the Commission, go to the Archive section of the Commission Meetings page. For information about other press releases related to DLNR, please contact the PIO by calling (808) 587-0320.

Oct. 23, 2023 A Hydrologists Primer on Interim Instream Flow Standards
Oct. 9, 2023 State Water Deputy Returns to Commission on Water Resource Management
Aug. 19, 2023 Interim Water Deputy Named
Aug. 16, 2023 DLNR Statement on Re-Assignment of Water Deputy
Nov. 17, 2022 Twelve More East Maui Streams Gain Interim Instream Flow Standards
Oct. 20, 2022 Governor Ige Proclaims Thursday as “Imagine A Day Without Water”
Jun. 16, 2022 Nearly $15 Million to Protect the Waiawa Watershed Awarded to State of Hawaii in Partnership with the U.S. Navy
Jun. 15, 2022 Entire Lahaina Aquifer Sector Area Designated as Surface Water & Ground Water Management Area
Apr. 21, 2022 Hearing to be Held on the Recommended Designation of the Lahaina Aquifer as a Surface and Ground Water Area
Apr. 20, 2022 Stream Flows to be Restored to Five Moloka‘i Streams for the First Time in Over a Century
Mar. 8, 2022 Drought Conditions Descend on Hawai‘i During What is Typically The Rainy Season
Jan. 8, 2022 State Water Commission Takes Position on Red Hill Water Contamination Emergency