Fall 2023

HWEA will be the organization of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals
recognized for preserving and enhancing the water environment in the Pacific Island Region.

Jim Force, CWEA correspondent

The co-digestion and renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility at the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) has won Global Water Intelligence’s Global Water Award as the Wastewater Project of the Year.

Scott Fukuhara

To any professional who is or wants to feel “younger”, please join in on the fun Community Service Events organized by the HWEA/AWWA Young Professionals. Many of us are also relatively new to the group and simply want to meet our peers while giving back to our local communities and environment. Pro tip: If you’re worried about meeting a bunch of strangers, bring some colleagues!

Brandon Uejo, Vice President

On June 22, 2023, the American Society of Civil Engineers Hawaii Section, American Water Works Association – Hawaii Section, and HWEA hosted the June 2023 joint dinner meeting at Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter featuring guest speaker, Roger Babcock Jr., Ph.D., P.E. Babcock is a past president of both ASCE Hawaii Section and HWEA who currently serves as the Director of the Department of Environmental Services for the City and County of Honolulu. His presentation covered ongoing efforts in wastewater operations and upgrades including the status of secondary upgrades at Honouliuli and Sand Island, upgrades planned for Waianae, Kailua, and Wahiawa, as well as pump stations and the collection system. He also covered ongoing efforts related to the city’s stormwater program, which included the proposed storm water utility and One Water Program. Roger also briefly discussed the department’s plans and goals for the 2024 fiscal year and highlighted efforts to increase staffing and support across the entire department.



Contact Info

Hawai‘i Water Environment Association
PO Box 2422
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96804
General Inquiries: info@hwea.org