Speakers: Delwyn Oki, Kolja Rotzoll, Jackson Mitchell, Alan Mair, and Chui Ling Cheng
The U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Islands Water Science Center (PIWSC) collects hydrologic data and conducts studies in Hawaiʻi and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands to improve understanding of water resources for the benefit of the nation. The hydrologic data collected and the studies conducted by the PIWSC address information needs related to the quantity and quality of groundwater and surface-water resources. For this seminar, a series of short presentations will describe recently completed or ongoing efforts related to groundwater availability (Molokaʻi and Maui), groundwater status and trends (Saipan), potential effects of climate change on water resources (State of Hawaiʻi), and water-resource monitoring needs (State of Hawaiʻi).