East Honolulu Watershed Management Plan

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) and 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 EHWMP will be 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

Community Meeting #1 - Monday, March 4, 2019

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

Community Meeting #2 - Monday, March 4, 2019 - Just Added!

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.

Community Presentations

East Honolulu Neighborhood Board Update
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hawaii Kai Library (room opens as 6:00 p.m.)

For More Information

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SSFM International

Contact: Melissa White
Phone: (808) 628-5861
Email: mwhite@ssfm.com

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Honolulu Board of Water Supply

Contact: Barry Usagawa
Phone: (808) 748-5900
Email: busagawa@hbws.org