Pacific & Caribbean Island Water Resource Services



HW is dedicated to protecting paradise from the impacts of land-based sources of pollution. Pina coladas and zika aside, embracing Malama Honua as you know, is hard work. In collaboration with federal and territorial/state agencies and outstanding local partners, we are trying to give coral reefs around the world a fighting chance at resiliency. Check out some of our work.

Where we work: Southeast Florida, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, Mustique, Bahamas, Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Big Island), CNMI (Saipan, Rota), Guam, American Samoa, and the Republic of Palau.


Boynton Inlet Contributing Area Watershed Management Plan

The Coral Watershed Assessment Tool

Saipan Lagoon Use Management Plan

Smith Bay Watershed Plan

South East Florida Inlet Contributing Area Delineations and Boynton Inlet Planning

St. Thomas East End Reserves Watershed Plan

St. Croix East End Marine Park Watershed Plan

Faga’alu Watershed Plan Implementation Supplement

Mustique Island Watershed Plan


Protecting American Samoa’s Coral Reefs One Rain Garden at a Time

St. Croix East End Watershed Restoration Project

Independent boatyard stormwater improvement and education

Hope and Carton Hill Neighborhood Road Management Plan


Peer-To-Peer Case Study – Faga’alu, American Samoa

Pacific Island Watershed Institute

Water Security, Emergency Response Trainings

Our Islands, Our Future – Green Construction Training in USVI

Technical Resources

Quantifying the Effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Coastal Water Quality, Habitats, and Resources in Puerto Rico using Moderate and High Resolution Satellite Sensors

Unpaved Road Standards for Caribbean and Pacific Islands (2017).
This guide offers recommended design and maintenance standards to minimize erosion and reduce the maintenance burden of unpaved roads, and provides suggestions for building a municipal road program.

Stormwater Management in Pacific and Caribbean Islands: A Practitioner’s Guide to Implementing LID

2012 Guam Erosion & Sediment Control Field Guide for Contractors and Inspectors

2010 American Samoa Erosion & Sediment Control Field Guide

2006 CNMI Guam Stormwater Management Manual- Volume I

2006 CNMI Guam Stormwater Management Manual- Volume II

Coming Soon!

CNMI Sustainable Hotels BMP Manual


Anne Kitchell


Anne Kitchell LEED AP, Senior Environmental Planner,
With a background in coastal zone management and marine science, Anne has 17 years of experience in watershed and stormwater management, regulatory program evaluations, implementation of restoration projects, pollutant load modeling, and stakeholder facilitation.

She currently manages HW’s 5-yr NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Contract for $2 million to provide technical support services for watershed and stormwater work in the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and in the Pacific jurisdictions of Hawaii, CNMI, Guam, and American Samoa.