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

Wai Halana – January 2015

In this quarter’s newsletter: I Didn’t Plan to Renovate the ENTIRE House When I Bought It” Required Documentation for Preferred Risk Policies How April 2015 Program Changes Will Affect Flood Insura...
Posted: January 10, 2015, 3:08 am

Final Public Meeting for Makaha Flood Study

Final public meeting will discuss recommended flood mitigation measures for Mākaha Valley   More than 70 residents have attended the first two community meetings at the Waiʻanae District Park in Ma...
Posted: December 22, 2014, 4:40 pm

Makaha Valley Flood Mitigation Study – Final Report (2014)

The Final Report for the Makaha Valley Flood Mitigation Study  overviews the existing watershed conditions;  summarizes the flood problem areas;  provides the hydrologic and hydraulic analysis;  pr...
Posted: December 22, 2014, 4:20 am

New FIRM Maps Effective for Honolulu County

Effective November 5, 2014, 12 new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels for the City and County of Honolulu went into effect.  If you own property within the affected panels, please note tha...
Posted: November 6, 2014, 12:50 am

Comments on Makaha Valley Flood Study Welcome

     On Tuesday, September 23rd a community meeting was held at the Waianae District Park Multi-Purpose Room to share findings from the Makaha Valley Flood Study PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT REPORT. We woul...
Posted: September 25, 2014, 8:12 pm
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Geothermal Program

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National Flood Insurance Program

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