Environmental Law Program

Recap on the Water Quality Colloquium

imageThe September 12th Water Quality Colloquium turned out great. DOH Deputy Director Gary Gill could not have come at a better time to discuss water quality. The massive molasses spill occurred only a few days prior to the colloquium, so the law school audience got an inside scoop on the state’s effort to clean up the harbor. Stuart Coleman, from the Surfrider Foundation, gave an excellent speech about non-profit’s efforts to ensure Hawaii has great ocean water quality. The lawsuits on Maui, to discourage the use of waste water injection wells, are an effort that Surfrider is currently undertaking. Gary Gill gave his perspective on injection wells and the permitting process. The talk made for a great discussion with both the governmental and non-profit perspective on attempts to keep Hawaii’s water clean! Lunch was catered by Da Spot. Please join us for the next ELP colloquium!