Our recently published scientific paper is available online: The influence of wastewater discharge on water quality in Hawai’i: A comparative study for Lahaina and Kihei, Maui by Mailea Miller-Pierce and Neil A. Rhoads. A companion website provides a community resource with a summary of the findings written for a non-scientific audience. The website provides background and supplementary information in addition to interactive access to the data, photos, an interactive map, and easy access to the appendices and all references.
Maui Water Quality, an Assessment of Microbiological Data (tentative title, manuscript in preparation)
In a forthcoming paper, currently in data analysis phase and manuscript preparation, we intend to provide a summary assessment of available data collected by the Department of Health since 1973. In particular we will focus on enterococci and Clostridium perfringens as indicators of fecal contamination, looking for trends and considering possible influencing factors. Look for it later this summer.
Maui Water Quality, a Comparative Study of Two Five-year Periods
In a proposed paper, we plan to use similar techniques as in our paper above to provide a summary of ALL available data for ALL Maui sites and for extended time periods. In particular we will compare two 5-year time periods 1993-1997 and 2011-2015, looking for trends and considering possible influencing factors. Look for it later this spring.