COMMUNITY MEETINGS: #1 - March 4, 2019 | #2 - November 4, 2019 | #3 - November 24, 2020 | Virtual Open House

East Honolulu Watershed Management Plan

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) and the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) have begun the development of the East Honolulu Watershed Management Plan (EHWMP). The EHWMP will be prepared in accordance with the State Water Code Chapter 174C, HRS and the City and County of Honolulu Ordinance Chapter 30, ROH. This is one of eight district water management plans that together will comprise the Oahu Water Management Plan.


To formulate an environmentally holistic, community-based, and economically viable watershed management plan that will provide a balance between the:

  1. Preservation and management of Oahu's watersheds, and
  2. Sustainable ground water and surface water use and development to serve present users and future generations.


  1. Promote sustainable watersheds.
  2. Protect and enhance water quality and quantity.
  3. Protect Native Hawaiian rights and traditional customary practices.
  4. Facilitate public participation, education, and project implementation.
  5. Meet future water demands at reasonable costs.

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Planning Process

The planning process will integrate land use and water resource management to achive: 

  1. Inclusive community participation and consulation.
  2. Holistic management of watershed resources.
  3. Policy alignment with important State and City policies and programs.
  4. Action orientated to facilitate implementation of important watershed management programs.
  5. Ahupua'a-based management principles.

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Community Meetings


Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Virtual Open House (November 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021)
- Question & Answer Session (November 24, 2020)
- Community Meeting #3 Informational Flyer

This virtual outreach event for the Honolulu Board of Water Supply’s (BWS) East Honolulu Watershed Management Plan (EHWMP) is being hosted to gather community input on the draft policies, projects, and strategies to address water resource issues identified through the EHWMP planning process. Community members are invited to provide input on the EHWMP’s policies, projects, and strategies by:

  • EHWMP Policies, Projects, and Strategies Virtual Open House is open from Sunday, November 1, 2020 through Friday, February 26, 2021. The direct link is:
    east honolulu watershed management plan open house
  • Join a Virtual Question & Answer session on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. A link to the Q&A will be posted on the open house site. Participants are encouraged to visit the open house to learn about the EHWMP’s policies, projects, and strategies prior to joining the live Q&A.


Monday, November 4, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Koko Head Elementary School Cafeteria

  • Topic: Understanding water supply and demand is important for ensuring adequate and sustainable water supply for current and future generations. This community meeting is being held to share information about East Honolulu's existing water demand and preliminary Future Water Demand Scenarios for the district's Watershed Management Plan. Join us to learn about these scenarios and to share your input about your water needs and water conservation.
  • Materials: The meeting will include a presentation and an opportunity for attendees to provide their input.
  • Video: Watch on-demand the East Honolulu Watershed Management Plan community meeting. (00:55:09)


Monday, March 4, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Koko Head Elementary School Cafeteria

Community Outreach

east honolulu watershed management plan community outreach as of october 2020

For More Information

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SSFM International

Contact: Melissa White
Phone: (808) 628-5861

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Honolulu Board of Water Supply

Contact: Barry Usagawa
Phone: (808) 748-5900