Water Policy Plan

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The final Water Policy Plan 2014 as approved by the Hawaiian Homes Commission:

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DHHL Draft Water Policy Plan Beneficiary Consultation

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands developed a draft Water Policy Plan and is seeking your mana‘o and feedback. The draft document is available for review and comment at dhhl.hawaii.gov/po/water.

We are conducting a series of statewide Beneficiary Consultation Meetings on the draft plan on the following dates and locations. All meetings are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please visit dhhl.hawaii.gov/po/water for more information or call the DHHL Planning Office at (808) 620-9517.

DHHL Water Policy Plan Draft


Our vision is that there will be adequate amounts of water and supporting infrastructure so that homestead lands will always be usable and accessible, to enable us to return to our lands to fully support our self-sufficiency and self-determination in the administration of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA), and the preservation of our values, traditions, and culture.


In a manner consistent with our values, the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) shall strive to ensure the availability of adequate, quality water by working cooperatively to:

  • Understand our trust water assets;
  • Plan for our water needs;
  • Aggressively understand, exercise and assert our water rights;
  • Develop and protect water sources; and
  • Manage water systems.

Submit DHHL Water Policy Plan Comments

  • Review period for Draft Plan begins Feb. 19, 2014
  • Deadline for comments is May 16, 2014
  • Email comments to dhhl.planning@hawaii.gov
  • Mail comments to:
    • DHHL Planning Office
      P.O. Box 1879
      Honolulu, Hawaii 96805
  • Phone: DHHL Planning Office (808) 620-9480
  • Feedback web form:

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Meeting Notes, Broad Sheets and Letters

For more information, please visit dhhl.hawaii.gov/po/water or call (808) 620-9517.


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