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WRRC Hosts International Hydrological Sciences SummitFebruary 2024

WRRC Hosts International Hydrological Sciences SummitFebruary 2024

To address water-related issues in Hawaiʻi and beyond, a Hydrological Sciences Summit, hosted by the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) began on February 15. The summit brought together approximately 30 participants from UH and several universities in North America including the University of Alabama, University of Calgary, and University of Saskatchewan.

Summit participants gather to present on their water-related research.

Attendees had the opportunity to present their research on topics of rainfall runoff in Hawaiʻi, estimating rainfall, flooding, coastal flooding, forecasting streamflow and climate adaptation, all important water-related issues. Each presentation was followed by questions and discussion among the participants. 

The event continued on February 16 with a day of discussion and planning held at WRRC Director Thomas Giambelluca’s home. A group of the visitors also traveled to field facilities on Maui, Hawaiʻi Island, Kauaʻi, and Oʻahu over the long holiday weekend and on Tuesday.


Summit participants discussing the hydroelectric water intake on the Wailuku River above Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island.

UH News (February 28, 2024): https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2024/02/28/water-summit/