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Water in Hawaii

The Value of Hawaii: Water by D. Kapuaala Sproat

The Value of Hawaii: Water by D. Kapuaala Sproat

If we leave the protection of our water resources to future generations, it may be too late. It is water that empowers and water that provides life!
Who Conserves Most Water? Neil, Duke Used More In Last 2 Months Than Mufi Did In Last 2 Years

Who Conserves Most Water? Neil, Duke Used More In Last 2 Months Than Mufi Did In Last 2 Years

Consumption records provided by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply reveal that former Mayor Mufi Hannemann used just 56 gallons of water per day at his Aiea home, well below the Hawaii average and a fraction of his rivals in the race for governor.
Waihee Watershed Project Could Help Climbing Fish

Waihee Watershed Project Could Help Climbing Fish

WAIHEE — At the foot of a cascading waterfall, what was once a mighty torrent becomes little more than a…
UPDATE: Less Water Than Expected Put Back In West Maui Streams Civil Beat

UPDATE: Less Water Than Expected Put Back In West Maui Streams

The Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management on Thursday announced its decision on a six-year-old fight over Maui's largest waterways, returning to the streams around one-third of the amount recommended by one commissioner last year.
Chris Benjamin Interview: The Full Transcript

Chris Benjamin Interview: The Full Transcript

Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. is at the center of an important water decision on Maui. Civil Beat covered the…
HC&S Manager: No Plans To Develop Sugar Lands

HC&S Manager: No Plans To Develop Sugar Lands

Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. is in the middle of a controversial hearing process over water rights in central Maui.

Discussion: Water Rights

Hawaii is defined in part by who controls fresh water. Part of our ongoing coverage will be the issue of…
What Rules Maui Water, Law or Sugar? Civil Beat

What Rules Maui Water, Law or Sugar?

With the Water Commission expected to hand down its decision on Maui's Na Wai Eha case soon, the debate isn't just about jobs or restoring a native way of life. In a deeper sense, it's about the principles by which water will be managed in Hawaii.