This research was commissioned by the Cesspool Conversion Working Group to reevaluate and analyze prior classification of cesspool hazards across the state of Hawai‘i, incorporating previously unavailable data and methods.
The surface waters in the Kahaluu Lagoon on the windward side of Oahu fronted by Kaneohe Bay have been shown to have very high levels of wastewater related bacteria.
Stream Pesticide and Nutrient Loads from Baseflow, Surface Runoff and Sediment Contributions on Tutuila Island, American Samoa
The goal of the project was to determine the contribution of baseflow, surface runoff, and sediments to pollutant fluxes in Faga’alu watershed in Tutuila, American Samoa. The work utilized a watershed model (SWAT) and a groundwater model (MODFLOW) in combination with pesticide, nutrient, and sediment measurements.
Analytical Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling for the Estimation of Sustainable Yield of Pearl Harbor Aquifer
ABSTRACT: Basal aquifers, in which freshwater floats on top of saltwater, are the major freshwater supply for the Hawaiian Islands, as well as many other coastal regions around the world.