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WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH CENTER

THE WRRC SERVES THE STATE OF HAWAII AS WELL AS OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDS AND ELSEWHERE BY RESEARCHING WATER-RELATED ISSUES DISTINCTIVE TO THESE AREAS. WE ARE HAWAII’S LINK IN A NETWORK REPRESENTED IN EVERY STATE AS WELL AS WASHINGTON, D.C. AND THREE U.S. TERRITORIES.

RESEARCH

Developing, implementing and managing complex water quality projects for the public’s benefit.

EDUCATION

Building capacity in the next generation of scientists, academics and policy makers.

OUTREACH

Increasing public awareness about water quality issues and the importance of WRRCs research across the Pacific.

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WATER QUALITY, ECOLOGY & PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES
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RESEARCH PROGRAMS

The Water Resources Research Center coordinates and conducts research to identify, characterize, and quantify water-related problems in the state of Hawaii. Click on any of the colored water droplets to view research related to that topic.

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HYDROLOGICAL
SCIENCES
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SOCIAL DIMENSIONS & ECONOMICS
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WATER & WASTEWATER ENGINEERING
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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT & PROTECTION
LATEST NEWS

Learn about upcoming WRRC Seminar Series

Congratulations to Nicolas Storie, 2022 Lau Scholar

Summer 2022 WRRC Faculty Tenure and Promotion

New Publication Managing for Diverse Coastal Uses and Values Under Sea Level Rise: Perspectives from O‘ahu, Hawai‘ii

UH EPSCoR Awarded $20M for Climate Resilience

UHM Selected by NOAA for New $360M National Water Effort

Book Release by Dr. CLark C.K. Liu — Water Environment Modeling

2022 Lau Scholarship Competition

Congratulations Dr. Brytne Okuhata

Aloha Dr. Roger Babcock

WRRC Rings in the Lunar Year with a New Faculty Member

2022 New Publications: January to February

New Publication by Michael Mezzacapo — Water Resources Extension: Empowering Action Through Knowledge

WRRC Receives Grants from NSF and NOAA

American Samoa 2020 Science Fair Students Base Their Projects on WRRC Research

Sayed Bateni Honored with the 2021 Faculty Research Award

WRRC Welcomes A New Faculty Member

2021 Graduate Students Selected for L.S. Lau Scholarship and Doak & Richard Cox Award

QF-NASA OASIS Mission: The Search for Water

The Future is Now: Protecting O‘ahu’s Aquifer

WRRC Geoscientist Dr. Lionel Benoit Accepts Position at INRAE, France

New Water Commissioner—Dr. Aurora Kagawa-Viviani

University of Hawai‘i Offers a New Hands-on Research Course Designed for Undergraduates for Fall 2021

April 2021 International Tropical Water Islands Conference

Forest Restoration and Ecohydrology Researcher Aurora Kagawa-Viviani Joins WRRC

Book Release by Dr. Niels Grobbe — Seismoelectric Exploration: Theory, Experiments, and Applications

Dr. Roger Babcock Joins Honolulu Mayor Blangiardi’s Cabinet

Cesspools: Hawai‘i’s Dirty Little Secret

WRRC Welcomes Geoscientist Dr. Lionel Benoit

Document Preservation: The Environmental Center Project

To Protect Nature’s Benefits, Focus on People

UH Team Developing Wildfire Risk Management

2020 Graduate Students Selected for L.S. Lau Scholarship and Doak & Richard Cox Award

Jump Starting Hawai‘i’s Economy—One Cesspool at a Time

New Publication Fire and Rain: the Legacy of Hurricane Lane in Hawai‘i

Join WRRC/Sea Grant Outreach Specialist Michael Mezzacapo for a Voice of the Sea Watch Party on June 10, 2020

Sayed Bateni Receives 2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Qatar

Publication: Who are We Measuring and Modeling for? Supporting Multilevel Decision-Making in Watershed Management

Roger Babcock 2020 Recipient of a UHM Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching

UH News—”Parts of Hawai‘i Seeing Decrease in Relative Humidity,” research by Aurora Kagawa-Viviani and WRRC Director Tom Giambelluca

WRRC Adjunct Faculty, Professor Tomo’omi Kumagai Featured in NHK World-Japan Documentary “Megafires: Engulfing Forests and Cities”

$900k Awarded to WRRC Researcher Sayed Bateni in December 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Niels Grobbe Winner of the Prestigious “Innovation Award” for Geophysics