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

News and Highlights

Engineering Division News

Engineering Division

The State of Hawai'i, DLNR

HUD Withdrawal of Proposed Rules To Reduce Regulatory and Financial Burden

As part of the efforts of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUDs) Regulatory Reform Task Force, the agency has determined not to pursue five proposed rules published in the Federal...
Posted: February 12, 2018, 8:48 pm

NFIP Reauthorization

Property owners who have a flood insurance policy that needs to be renewed in the coming weeks or prospective buyers who will need to obtain flood insurance as a condition of closing their loan, sh...
Posted: January 13, 2018, 4:11 am

WAI HALANA – December 2017 (Special Edition)

In this Issue: It’s Not a Matter of If, But When … Hurricane INIKI 25 Years Later Protect Your New Home – Flood Risk & Flood Insurance Basics DLNR Participates in Hazard Preparedness Fairs Protect ...
Posted: December 6, 2017, 1:55 am

WAI HALANA – October 2017

In this Issue: Act 70 Keeps Hawaii Eligible in the NFIP Meet Hawaii County’s New Floodplain Manager Meet Hawaii’s Newest Certified Floodplain Managers Understanding FEMA’s Summary of Map Actions an...
Posted: October 27, 2017, 3:58 am

North Kohala Agricultural Water Study Survey

DLNR Engineering Division and its consultant, Waimea Water Services, LLC are conducting a study to identify the current and future demands and explore options to evaluate existing and potential new...
Posted: September 13, 2017, 1:49 am
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Dam Safety Program

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Geothermal Program

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National Flood Insurance Program

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