News & Announcements

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

The Waikīkī Aquarium celebrated its 118th birthday on Saturday, March 19, and HWEA was there to help shell-ebrate!   The aquarium outfitted us with an o-fish-all event bucket, tongs and refreshments and sent us on our way.  Our small group was able to gather safely to help collect litter along Kapiolani Park and the magestic Waikīkī coastline.  The event saved over 100 pounds of trash from potentially getting into the ocean.  Hope to Sea you at the next event!

HWEA is excited to announce the creation of its own YouTube Channel.  Recorded HWEA presentations will be available to watch after the session.  Check back frequently for new updates.

To provide financial assistance to HWEA members and their dependents seeking higher education, and to encourage academic excellence.


  1. Any dues-paying member of HWEA (including PWO) or member’s dependent (claimed as a dependent on the member’s most recent income tax return). Preference is given to member
  2. Must be at least a freshman in the Fall 2022 semester at a college or university, enrolled full-time in a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree program. Proof of enrollment will be required
    upon notice of award.
  3. Curriculum of study (or major) to include engineering, public health, or natural sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, microbiology, oceanography, physics, etc.), as related to
    the protection and enhancement of the water environment and associated public health.
  4. Previous HWEA scholarship awardees are not eligible.



Contact Info

Hawai‘i Water Environment Association
PO Box 2422
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96804
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