Summer 2023

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

BIO: My name is Kelly Mukai and I am a sophomore at Brown University studying environmental engineering and pursuing a certificate in entrepreneurship. I am from Pearl City, HI and attended ‘Iolani School from K-12. I am very interested in water quality and caring for our environment, so this scholarship from HWEA means so much to me!

By Camille Gozum

My favorite type of professional development events are conferences – I get to be away from my screen for a little bit, I get to refine my technical skills, and I get to meet fellow young professionals who share the same interest as me, which is water. In March 2023, HWEA and AWWA Hawai’i gave the opportunity to attend the AWWA and WEF YP Summit in Sacramento, California. The conference was exciting, overwhelming, but also full of hope. At the end of this conference, I felt the heavy responsibility of solving our world’s water challenges, but the people I met and learned from have also given me the right tools to solve them.

On April 20, 2023, HWEA hosted its second quarterly luncheon of the year at Dave & Buster’s Paina Hale, featuring our guest speaker, Danielle M. M. Bass,



Contact Info

Hawai‘i Water Environment Association
PO Box 2422
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96804
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