Fall 2023

HWEA will be the organization of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals
recognized for preserving and enhancing the water environment in the Pacific Island Region.

Virgil Viernes, PWO Representative

Aloha All, 
The Water Environment Federation Technical and Exhibition Conference (WEFTEC) was hosted in Chicago, September 30 to October 4, 2023.

Article submitted by Melissa Carmichael & Tony Jones (Biosolids/Co-Generation Committee)

WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference was held May 16–19, 2023, in the beautiful city of Charlotte, North Carolina. This annual event was the 37th Annual Residuals and Biosolids Conference and it was hosted by Water Environment Federation, the International Water Association, NC OneWater and the IWA USA National Committee. Although being nearly 5,000 miles away the conference was well attended by HWEA members. Representatives from City & County of Honolulu, Synagro, Bowers & Kubota,

Charles Jury (Government Affairs)

Hawaii State Legislature operates with a biennial legislative session, the first year of which starts on odd-numbered years. This means that in this upcoming 2024 legislative session, convening on the third Wednesday in January, the legislature could pass a bill that was introduced in the previous 2023 session. HWEA attempts to identify bills that may be of interest to our membership. Provided is a list of bills that were introduced in the 2023 session. Some have passed and become law while others may resurface in the upcoming 2024 session. 



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PO Box 2422
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96804
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