Environmental Policy and Planning Group

Change in land-cover, groundwater recharge (mm/year), and resulting optimized sustainable yield estimates displayed by pumping rates per well (MLD).

New Environmental Policy and Planning Group publication

A new publication led by ʻIke Wai and UHERO’s Environmental Policy and Planning Group evaluates …

Project Description: Linking Land and Water Management to Culturally and Ecologically Important Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) are ecosystems which rely on groundwater. In Kona, Hawaiʻi coastal GDEs …

New UHERO publication on agroforestry restoration in Hawaiʻi

Congratulations to former UHERO graduate student Angel Melone and team on publication of her article: …

Hawaii Island Watereshed Protection and Groundwater recharge

Publication: Priority watershed management areas for groundwater recharge and drinking water protection: A case study from Hawai‘i Island

Targeted investment in native forest protection and restoration translates into groundwater recharge and drinking water …

Good environmental policy requires understanding people

A forest, coral reef, rangeland or any other ecosystem does not necessarily provide the same …

Waikamoi

Publication: Increasing decision relevance of ecosystem service science

Congratulations to UHERO’s Leah Bremer on her publication in Nature Sustainability. To calculate the true …

Agroforestry

Project Description: Spatial Planning to Inform Expansion of Agroforestry for Cultural, Ecological & Economic Benefits

Agroforestry systems, along with loʻi kalo and other systems, were abundant in traditional Hawaiʻi, and …

UHERO’s Nori Tarui giving the Keynote Speech at the Society for Environmental and Economic Studies 2020 Annual Conference (in Japanese).

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Economic benefits of hydrologic services from watershed protection and restoration

Watershed protection and restoration provide a range of benefits including clean and ample water supplies, …