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EVENT DESCRIPTION                 [ Event #35384 Pageviews: 162 ]

Free Presentation on “Nature Based Solutions to Cesspools and Injection Wells - Latest Findings from Field Research” 5:30-7pm July 6 free Zoom presentation

Are there effective nature-based solutions that can help replace the 90,000 cesspools in the state of Hawaii that are currently releasing nearly 53 million gallons of raw, untreated human waste into the environment each day?

Can nature-based methods also provide quick-to-install alternatives to the injection wells located throughout the state that are used for wastewater disposal, often to the detriment of nearshore ocean waters and coral reefs?

Get the answers to these questions at a free Zoom webinar on Wed, July 6 at 5:30 pm. The presenters will be Paul Sturm, founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit organization Ridge to Reefs, and John Astilla, a local farmer and founder/owner of Sunshine Vetiver Solutions.

The presentation is part of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council's monthly Know Your Ocean Speaker Series, supported by the County of Maui. Admission is free, but advance reservations are required.

To reserve your spot, visit https://bit.ly/RidgeToReefsWebinar.

Sturm will discuss a nature-based treatment system for cesspool conversion which has been shown to be highly effective in six months of testing with University of Hawaii. It relies upon native plant and restoration plant species which use evapotranspiration to reduce the concentration and volume of effluent released to the environment and functions as a zero discharge system.

Astilla and Sturm will also discuss the results of a pilot project adjacent to the Kihei wastewater plant that demonstrates an alternative to injection wells that is less costly, highly effective, and more space efficient. This pilot project demonstrates techniques that can be used to treat effluent from any of Maui's three wastewater plants.


Date: Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Cost: free

Categories: Online / Zoom Event, Non-Profit Community Event, FREE, Environmental Event


Location Specifics: Zoom


Contact: Maui Nui Marine Resource Council

Email:   Website: https://bit.ly/RidgeToReefsWebinar

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