Watershed Management Services
Hui o Ko'olaupoko provides a variety of professional consulting services including community engagement and watershed management. The HOK team provides support to entities engaged in community-based natural resource restoration and management. This includes strategic planning, watershed plans, stakeholder engagement, project prioritization and on-the-ground restoration.
HOK conducts this work via a cost-recovery business model. This allows HOK to offer services in-line with our mission at a lower cost, passing on the savings to the client. HOK employs outside expertise for such help as engineering and hydrology to meet the needs of the client and project. The three main service areas HOK can provide are:
For information on securing our services, please contact Executive Director Kristen Nalani Mailheau via e-mail or phone (808) 381-7202
Watershed Planning & Management
HOK is able to provide technical consultation and on-the-ground support for any stage of the watershed management process from early consultation, project management, implementation or project effectiveness monitoring.
HOK’s approach and experience in community-based watershed management extends from concept to completion. This includes project prioritization, stakeholder identification, community engagement, construction management and project effectiveness monitoring.
Rain Gardens & Low Impact Development
HOK can help you design and build your rain garden or provide group training.
HOK is a forerunner in Hawaiʻi's implementation of rain gardens and LID technology. HOK developed the Hawaiʻi Residential Rain Garden Manual and has built several rain gardens as well as provides rain garden training for groups and conferences.
Technical Consultation & Training
HOK provides technical consultation for such activities as watershed planning, water quality monitoring, low-impact retrofits design, storm water management solutions, green infrastructure and on-the-ground restoration management.