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Students to conduct a summer survey on water use, protection, and conservation

<p>District Supervisor Andrew Higa explains the source of the “raw water” that is collected in the four reservoirs before treatment to Kanani Aton, public information and education specialist for the Department of Water Supply, and students in the summer program. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)</p>

District Supervisor Andrew Higa explains the source of the “raw water” that is collected in the four reservoirs before treatment to Kanani Aton, public information and education specialist for the Department of Water Supply, and students in the summer program. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)

<p>Kanani Aton, public information and education specialist for the Department of Water Supply, and District Supervisor Andrew Higa pose for a photo with students in the summer program at the Waimea water treatment facility. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)</p>

Kanani Aton, public information and education specialist for the Department of Water Supply, and District Supervisor Andrew Higa pose for a photo with students in the summer program at the Waimea water treatment facility. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)

<p>Kanani Aton, public information and education specialist for the Department of Water Supply, talks with students at the end of our tour with DWS. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)</p>

Kanani Aton, public information and education specialist for the Department of Water Supply, talks with students at the end of our tour with DWS. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)

Students at HPA’s Summer Session are conducting a survey now through July 11 on water use, protection, and conservation. HPA students from China, England, Japan, Tahiti, Hawaii and the U.S. mainland elected to learn about the ethics and practices of water stewardship in Hawaii, where water stewardship is mandated in the state constitution.

With the help of HPA teachers, the Waimea Community Association, and others, HPA students developed a survey to determine how well people and visitors understand the need to protect and conserve water through creative management strategies.

This survey will be used to suggest ways to better manage Hawaiian water resources sustainably for present and future generations. There are two ways to participate: online now through July 11 at www.hpa.edu/summer or come to the Waimea Community Association Town Meeting from 5:15 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, July 11, For more information, contact Dr. Riki Ott at 206-853-2855, or email: rikiott@gmail.com.