Eia ka wai la, he wai e ola
(Here is the water, the water of life)
Water is especially important for isolated island chain like Hawaii. 70% goes to agriculture. If we are to increase our food security, we must reliable water. To survive, Lana’i Island, like the Marshall Islands and other Polynesian Islands is turning towards desal plants to grow more local food. While we’re surrounded by the Pacific Ocean with abundant rivers and streams galore and rain, Hawaii Island has 11 climate zones, we must share water from the dry, sun baked Kona-side to the rain drenched Hilo-side. How can we share the water and effectively manage it so that we all have what we need to thrive? Hawaii’s government and organizations are working to protect our water and watersheds. By 2030, the State of Hawaii hopes to increase our protected watersheds by 30%. American Water Works Association Hawaii Section is dedicated to protecting our drinking water. Coral Reef Alliance is helping decrease wastewater pollution in Puako, Hawaii Island and organizations are cleaning up our watersheds. You can help – plant trees that purify our air and water.