Hidden groundwater pathways in West Hawaii

Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in Main

The UH Ike Wai project has made some fascinating discoveries regarding the aquifer system in West Hawaii which may have important implications for fresh water management in the area as well as on other volcanic islands. A new conceptual model of the aquifer system showing that twice as much water than previously thought might be stored offshore has resulted from research offshore of Keahole and extensive hydrology work on land.

This short article in the New York Times provides a summary as does University of Hawaii news release. If you would like to dive deeper into the electromagnetic imaging technology used, you can follow up with this scientific paper.

Two of the principals also gave recent presentations at Tech Hui, a recording of which is available online.