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Stormwater Runoff Project Includes Local University and High School Students

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The city just wrapped up community outreach meetings to talk about a plan to better manage stormwater runoff. It includes the creation of a new “utility” that would assess a fee for property owners—comments are being solicited until the end of June.

With that in mind, The Conversation checked in with an innovative program involving Waipahu High School students and University of Hawai‘i engineering students.

They started out by investigating where the water goes when it rains. Now, they have helped to create new software to help schools, businesses and homeowners determine how to best manage their footprint.

Host Catherine Cruz spoke to Mark Osman from Data House who worked with the students. We also heard from Waipahu High student Tamlyn Horiuchi and UH engineering student Tze Ching Wong about their experience.

This segment aired on The Conversation on June 24, 2021.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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