Addressing Sewage Contamination of Nawiliwili Streams and Kalapaki Beach

SPONSOR:
National Institute for Water Resources, Water Resources Research Institute Program

PROJECT PERIOD:
3/1/2011 – 2/28/2013

ABSTRACT:

The first objective of this project was to train the Center’s new microbiologist and familiarize him with Hawaiian conditions following the 2009 retirement of Dr. R. Fujioka after completing 38 years of research for WRRC. The second objective was to confirm earlier findings that Nawiliwili watershed on the island of Kauai is being contaminated by the many cesspools in the area and whether this contamination compromises the quality of the water at Kalapaki Beach – one of the most popular beaches on Kauai.

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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Marek Kirs

Associate Researcher, Water Resources Research Center

Office: Holmes Hall 182
Phone: (808) 956-8272
Fax: (808) 956-5044
E-mail: kirs@hawaii.edu
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