Reef Restoration: Waste Water Treatment

The health of coral reefs in Hawaii is in decline. Already under pressure from increasing ocean acidity, the antiquated waste water treatment systems of Hawaii are pushing this essential foundation of the food chain beyond its ability to regenerate. BluSea Foundation, in partnership with local business and government, is hosting a design competition to eliminate the negative human impact on our reefs through cutting edge waste water treatment systems. As BluSea continues to build support for improved treatment systems, we are pursuing funding for an In-depth study of the current state of reef health and identifying which sources of pollution are doing the most damage and should be addressed first.