Our Mission

The Engineering Division provides engineering services and technical assistance to other departmental divisions and State agencies to implement capital improvement or repair and maintenance projects and administer programs for water and land development, mineral resources development, and prevention of natural disasters.

Contact Us

Carty Chang, P.E.
Chief Engineer

Kalanimoku Building
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 221
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 587-0230
Fax: (808) 587-0283
Email:  dlnr.engr@hawaii.gov

News and Highlights

Engineering Division News

Engineering Division, National Flood Insurance Program

The State of Hawai'i, DLNR

2020 Hawaii Floodplain Management Conference Canceled

Aloha Hawaii NFIP and Floodplain Management Stakeholders, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (HiDLNR) has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 global  pandemic.   With the uncertainty ...
Posted: March 24, 2020, 12:27 pm

US Army Corps of Engineers to Provide Update on Waiākea-Palai Flood Mitigation Project Tonight at Community Meeting in Hilo

The US Army Corps of Engineers will provide an update on the Waiākea-Palai Stream Flood Control Study at a community meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hilo...
Posted: September 12, 2019, 1:42 pm

Waimea and Hanapepe Property Owners May Be Faced with Mandatory Flood Insurance Requirements

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has determined the Waimea and Hanapepe levees on Kaua‘i do not provide a high level of protection and are to be de-accredited. New preliminary flood m...
Posted: April 23, 2019, 4:04 pm

Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project Town Hall Meeting

The Ala Wai Canal Flood Risk Management Project completed the Feasibility Stage in December 2017 when the Chief of Engineers for the US Army Corps of Engineers submitted the Chief’s Report to Congr...
Posted: March 16, 2019, 10:34 pm

Save the Date: 2019 HCPO planned this Fall

Public and private land use planners, community leaders, government and elected officials convene annually for the Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials (HCPO) Conference.  Each year the conference...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 8:26 am
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