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

Informational Public Meetings for Hawaii County’s FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is at the end of a multi-year effort to update and modernize the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Hawaii County.  The F...
Posted: July 3, 2017, 7:34 pm

June King Tides Photo Survey starts Friday!

Join the team of citizen scientists in the Hawai’i and Pacific Islands King Tides Project and help us document the impacts of King Tides (the highest high tides of the year) across the Pacific regi...
Posted: June 22, 2017, 6:46 pm

WAI HALANA – May 2017

In this Issue: Is your home required to have flood insurance forever? Tides Carry Flood Threat – A mix of “king tides”, summer swells and high sea levels could imperil coastal areas City and County...
Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:02 pm

Anticipated “KING TIDES” Merit Watchful Preparation, Opportunity for ‘CITIZEN SCIENCE’ Observations

HONOLULU — An observable phenomenon this weekend on shorelines and low-lying areas in Hawaii heralds the arrival of the highest ‘king tides’ of the year, that will occur over a couple days around M...
Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:41 pm

COMING TO HAWAII: Certified Floodplain Manager Exam

As part the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) annual Floodplain Managers Conference scheduled for August 16th and 17th, 2017, the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Cer...
Posted: April 12, 2017, 8:05 pm
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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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