DLNR Accepting Proposals to Increase Water Security

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DLNR Accepting Proposals to Increase Water Security

The Wailua Reservoir is seen here, with Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest spots on Earth, in the background last month.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is accepting proposals for projects or programs submitted by public or private agencies or organizations to increase water security in the State of Hawai‘i, according to a DLNR news release this week.

Act 172 Session Laws of Hawai‘i 2016 requires DLNR to establish a two-year pilot program for a Water Security Advisory Group to enable public-private partnerships that increase water security by providing one-for-one matching funds for projects or programs that:

  1. Increase the recharge of groundwater resources;
  2. Encourage the reuse of water and reduce the use of potable water for landscaping irrigation; and
  3. Improve the efficiency of potable and agricultural water use.

Public or private agencies or organizations are encouraged to submit proposals to the WSAG at the address provided in the Request for Proposals by Tuesday, April 18.

The Request for Proposals may be viewed or downloaded at: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/cwrm/planning/watersecurity/

The Request for Proposals may also be viewed or a hard copy picked up, at the Commission on Water Resource Management office at 1151 Punchbowl Street, Kalanimoku Building Room 227 in Honolulu.

To request a copy of the RFP by mail, please send an email to admin@oneworldonewater.org

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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