Gov. Linda Lingle has nominated a new deputy director of water resources within the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Jonathan Scheuer’s selection was announced Tuesday by Lingle’s office.
The nomination will be submitted to the Commission on Water Resource Management for consideration at its Sept. 23 meeting.
Scheuer has worked for himself as a private consultant since mid-1990. For the last six years, he also served as a policy analyst and, later, director of land management for the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
According to Lingle’s office, Scheuer led water rights advocacy efforts on Maui and Kauai, and sits on the boards of the Hawaii Land Conservancy and Oahu Land Trust.