Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2019HI076B

Providing information and technology in support of hydrological research in American Samoa

Institute: Hawaii
Year Established: 2019 Start Date: 2019-06-01 End Date: 2020-05-31
Total Federal Funds: $12,500 Total Non-Federal Funds: Not available

Principal Investigators: Kelley Anderson Tagarino

Abstract: Quantifying hydrological parameters such as precipitation, streamflow, evapotranspiration, and aquifer response are fundamental pieces of information that are useful in developing better understanding of hydrological budgets, the availability of water resources, and the processes that affect environmental water quality. This is particularly important in small island developing communities where critical water resources are limited. Climate and streamflow measurements provide information on ground and surface water supply, while measurement of aquifer parameters such as water level and salinity is imperative for understanding sub-surface water flow, transport, and availability. These hydrologic datasets are essential for design of sustainable water supply systems and for prediction or detection of acute threats to drinking water quality or availability.