The Hawaii Department of Transportation hosted the 2023 Protect Our Water Hybrid Conference

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) hosted the 2023 Protect Our Water Conference on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. The annual training was held in person at the Hawaii Convention Center for building industry professionals, and virtually for those who were unable to attend the event in person.

Over 370 attendees took part in the hybrid conference, including HDOT employees, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, other MS4 permittees, vendors, and state and federal agencies to discuss best management practices concerning construction storm water.

Robin Shishido, Deputy Director of Transportation for Highways presents the opening message.

Barry Fagan presents the Conference Keynote.

Attendees in the exhibitor room.

Conference staff at the check-in table.

Ying “Joy” Zhang with the Hawaii Department of Transportation, gives her presentation on the Harbors Storm Water Program.

Presentations were held at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Attendees networking during the breaks.

Attendees visit exhibitors during the breaks.

For more information on the 2023 Protect Our Water Virtual Conference please visit this page.

About Storm Water Management Program

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has a comprehensive stormwater management program for all HDOT jurisdictions. The goal of this program is to comply with storm water regulations. The HDOT construction program aims to reduce the discharge of pollutants from both private and public construction projects within HDOT’s jurisdiction. For more information, visit