Welcome to the Hawai‘i Water Resources Research Center

The WRRC serves the State of Hawai‘i as well as other pacific islands and elsewhere by researching water-related issues distinctive to these areas. We are Hawai‘i’s link in a network represented in every state as well as Washington, D.C. and three U.S. Territories. Learn more.


WRRC Leading Effort to Test Safety of Maui Drinking WaterSeptember 2023

  Less than two weeks after the August 8th fire, WRRC launched the Maui Post-Fire Community Drinking-Water Information Hub. Chris Shuler, a hydrologist with WRRC; Andrew Whelton, a fire disaster specialist from Purdue…
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Preserving the Water We HaveJune 2023

  To become better stewards of Hawai’i’s natural resources, we need to understand the challenges facing the state, especially to protect and manage our water. In a recent interview with Hawaii Now, Dr.…
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New Publications by Xiaolong Geng: Studies on Oil Weathering Models and Impacts of Upweling in Shallow WetlandsAugust 2023

    Congratulations to Dr. Xiaolong (Leo) Geng, WRRC hydrogeologist and faculty member with the Department of Earth Sciences, who recently published two papers. The recent publication for (1) “A generic approach to…
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Brytne Aug2023 Limu

New Publication: Environmental Change on Native and Invasive MacroalgaeJuly 2023

    A new study predicting the environmental effects of climate change, urban development, and land cover was recently published in Water Resources Research. The authors-representing diverse research specialties, including members from WRRC-concluded…
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