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August 31, 2018 | Legal Document

Petition Requesting a Contested Case Hearing Before the Commission on Water Resource Management

Submitted by Kauaʻi community group Hui Hoʻopulapula Nā Wai o Puna. The two streams in dispute — Waiʻaleʻale and Waikoko Streams — flow directly from Mount Waiʻaleʻale, a place of paramount sacredness in Hawaiian culture, but have been diverted for almost 100 years by plantations and are now diverted by KIUC to run two small plantation-era hydro plants.

December 3, 2017 | In the News: Maui News

Na Wai Eha Stream Flow Standards Proposed

Isaac Moriwake, Attorney, Earthjustice: “We have a historic opportunity to establish a ’21st-century ahupua’a’ model for water stewardship, which can lead the way for other communities across the state.”

June 28, 2017 | Feature

Island Revival: Water Returns to Hawai'i's People

As Big Sugar plantations release their grip on the islands, local and Native Hawaiian communities are reclaiming their water rights and restoring their deep-rooted ties to the land.

April 18, 2017 | Legal Document

Mediation Agreement for the Waimea Watershed Area

Agreement concluding a year-long mediation involving Pōʻai Wai Ola, the state-run Agribusiness Development Corporation, the Kekaha Agriculture Association, the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, and the Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative. Under the agreement, tens of millions of gallons of water each day will be restored to the Waimea River and its headwaters, and no diversion will ever be a total diversion again.