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.



UH EPSCoR Awarded $20M for Climate ResilienceMay 2022

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded one of five 2022 Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) RII Track-1 grants to the University of Hawai‘i’s EPSCoR. The project “Change Hawai‘i: Harnessing the…
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CIROH graphic for $360M NOAA article

UHM Selected by NOAA for New $360M National Water EffortMay 2022

As a partner in the recently formed Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH), UH Mānoa Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) will coordinate the UHM portion of the $360 million grant…
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banana trees for Leah's Nov 2022 article

New Publication in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment: Non-native Fallows Hold High Potential for Restoration Through AgroforestryNovember 2022

  A new study by Dr. Zoe Hastings (WRRC Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Life Sciences, UHM), Dr. Tamara Ticktin (Professor, School of Life Sciences), Dr. Leah Bremer (UHERO and WRRC Faculty Researcher), Maile…
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Noelo magazine cover

New Publication by Tom Giambelluca—Water is Life!September 2022

  As a vital research unit within the University of Hawai’i (UH) system, the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) was pleased to accept the opportunity to present an article to Noelo, a premiere…
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