HEER Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

The HEER Office collaborated with the US EPA and the Center for Creative Land Recycling to present the Hawaiʻi Brownfields Virtual Forum on 7/28–29/2020. The forum had initially been planned as an in-person event, but due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic was converted to an all-virtual format. Topics included land reuse to affordable housing and ...
Read More Hawaiʻi Brownfields Virtual Forum, 7/28–29/2020

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health and the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, along with partners U.S. EPA Region 9, the University of Hawaiʻi, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, and the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics are sponsoring a free one-day symposium on 3/11/2017 focusing on children’s environmental health ...
Read More Upcoming Event: Children’s Environmental Health Symposium on 3/11/2017

We are pleased to announce our new UXO webpage, including the agenda and PowerPoint presentations from our 11/30/2016 UXO Forum. At the forum, we released our Draft UXO Advisory and Areawide Environmental Hazard Management Plan (EHMP) for public comment. Please visit the site to download the draft EHMP and instructions on providing comments. See more ...
Read More 2016 UXO Forum Presentations, and Draft Areawide EHMP: Waikoloa Maneuver Area (comments 1/1/2017 – 2/1/2017)

Hawaiʻi has the distinction of being home to the single largest site in the nation contaminated with military munitions and unexploded ordnance, the Waikoloa Maneuver Area located on the Big Island. While cleanup is currently underway, completing it is an enormous, expensive, and long-term job. The cost to clean up the former live-fire training area ...
Read More Upcoming Event: 1st Hawaiʻi Forum on Munitions and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) on 11/30/2016

The HEER Office collaborated with two other state agencies, the Hawaiʻi Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and the Hawaiʻi Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), to present the Hawaiʻi Build and Buy Green + Brownfields Redevelopment + Green Workforce Development Conference and Expo on 5/24/2011. This was the first year that ...
Read More Fifth Hawaiʻi Brownfields Forum, 5/24/2011