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  • Undergraduate Poster Abstracts
  • ap_066 ISLAND SUSTʻāINABILITY: WATER BUDGET STUDY FOR MOKU-O-LOE (COCONUT ISLAND)

    • Lelemia Irvine ;

    Room 501BC

    ISLAND SUSTʻāINABILITY: WATER BUDGET STUDY FOR MOKU-O-LOE (COCONUT ISLAND)

    Lelemia Irvine, Oceana P. Francis.

    University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.

    Island Sustʻāinability is a conscious movement within the Hawai’ian Isles to find human, environmental, and cultural harmony. There are many islets off the coast of Oʻahu, only 2 of which are inhabitable. Moku-o-Loe is the proper Hawaiian name for a 28-acre island off the coast of Kāneʻohe Bay, Oʻahu that houses a premier marine biology institute. The institute envisions Moku-o-Loe to be an independent island and model of sustʻāinability in water, waste, and energy. A water budget study pertaining to island potable and non-potable uses will be presented. An initial site visit found 26 buildings as potential sites for rainwater harvesting. Later site visits evaluated roof catchment area (62,096.28 ft2 of available roof space) and roofing materials for the potential for rainwater harvesting. This information combined with available island rainfall data and water supply/demand evaluations were used to estimate tank size and treatment needs. Recommendations and cost/benefit analysis will be presented on best available sustainable island engineering and management practices in rainwater harvesting and catchment systems to meet the institute’s water needs. Moku-o-Loe hopes to serve as a model to mainland Oʻahu in water resources sustʻāinability and innovation.