DOT News Release: 2019 Protect Our Water Conference held to educate industry, transportation employees on environmentally responsible operation of systemsPosted on Nov 14, 2019 in Latest Department News
HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) proudly hosted the 2019 Protect Our Water Conference at Koʻolau Ballrooms and Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
The annual Protect Our Water Conference provided construction best management practices training to approximately 400 attendees on how to minimize polluted storm water runoff from construction activities. These attendees included HDOT employees, contractors, subcontractors, and consultants; other MS4 permittees; and representatives from state and federal agencies, including the State of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General’s office, State of Hawaii Department of Health, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
HDOT has storm water management programs for the Highways, Airports, and Harbors Divisions. The goal of these programs is to satisfy HDOT’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits and ensure that HDOT is operating its highways, airports, and harbors in a manner that protects our ocean environment.
For more information on the 2019 Protect Our Water Conference please visit https://www.stormwaterhawaii.com
To view photographs from today’s event, visit the HDOT Flickr site by clicking here. Please courtesy “HDOT” or “Hawaii Department of Transportation” if the photographs are used and published.
About HDOT’s Storm Water Management Program
The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has storm water management programs for the Highways, Airports, and Harbors Divisions. The goal of these programs is to comply with storm water regulations. The construction program of HDOT aims to reduce the discharge of pollutants from both private and public construction projects within HDOT’s jurisdiction. For more information, visit https://hidot.hawaii.gov/stormwater/