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  • Kokua Initiative: Bringing Awareness to Substance Abuse

    Waiakea's Kokua Initiative is a new landmark program for investing in local community projects and non-profits. The Kokua Initiative focuses primarily on education, addiction, and environmental stewardship here in Hawai’i. We're proud to be the first beverage company in Hawai’i to fully compensate each employee to volunteer at least 8 hours of their time, every month, for a variety of local [...]
  • Empowering Malawians to Build Better Lives

    Last year, we launched our Give Back Friday campaign to bring awareness to the world water crisis–we quadrupled our donations to Pump Aid, effectively giving 1 month of clean water for each liter of Waiakea purchased. Your support made a HUGE difference in impoverished communities in Malawi. Having clean water doesn't just mean having safe drinking water. It means that families have nutritious [...]
  • The Kokua Initiative: Honoring Boogie Kalama

    A crew member on the double hulled outrigger canoe, The Hokule'a, that voyaged from Hawaii to Tahiti in 1976, George "Boogie" Kalama was known as a man of the Land and Sea. He was said to be deeply spiritual and a great comfort to those around him, truly embodying the essence of "aloha." He was well known in the Big Island community as someone who cared and gave to anyone in need. Boogie Kalama [...]

what makes water taste good?

How would you describe the flavor profile of your average glass of water? “Tasteless," “plain," "nothing" are words that might come to mind. But, if you take a second to really taste your water (que water snobs), you may find that there's definitely a unique taste and mouthfeel to be discovered.
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Water & Weight Loss: What’s The Deal?

Water can do some pretty magical things for your body. But can it help you lose weight? The short answer is yes. With conflicting opinions and studies floating around, we've curated a list of the top 5 ways water can help you lose weight, agreed upon by industry experts and backed by clinical studies. 1. INCREASE CALORIC BURN Drinking water actually increases the amount of calories you burn [...]
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Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

Water is water, right? Not really. It’s no secret that water is essential to life. Unfortunately, in today’s world it's often not enough to simply turn on your tap and drink the requisite eight glasses per day. While the benefits of alkaline water still requires more research, naturally alkaline water offers unique bioavailable minerals that have scientifically proven health benefits.  For more [...]
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Murky Waters: California’s Water Management Lacks Transparency

Murmurs of ‘water wars’ can be heard throughout the media landscape, and for good reason.
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What Is pH and What Does It Have To Do With Water

  pH expresses a solution's relative acidity or alkalinity on a scale that ranges from 0 to 14
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MĀLAMA I KA ‘ĀINA

Mālama i ka ‘āina: To respect and care for the land
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