Catawba Wateree Water Management Group 2015 Annual Report

WATER FOR ALL SUMMIT 2022Investing in Our Infrastructure

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The signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) brought the single largest investment in water the government has ever made. 

This Summit brought together over 160 industry leaders across our Basin to talk about what infrastructure means when it comes to the Catawba-Wateree, trends in future infrastructure investments, and how we can work together to position ourselves for better investments.

The 2022 Summit was held from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and focused on infrastructure planning and collaboration to position ourselves for better investments to extend the resources of the Catawba-Wateree River.


$77B+ in both authorizations and appropriations is provided for water infrastructure over the next five years. Authorizations are subject to future appropriations.


COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue
  • Maximum of 6 attendees per table
  • All meals served by catering staff
  • Disinfectant cleaning of the venue prior to attendee arrival
  • Periodic cleaning of surfaces within the event space throughout the duration of the program
  • Access to outdoor area for fresh air breaks


Summit Discussion Topics

In addition to infrastructure investments, the Summit included discussions on several topics that are important to improving the resilience of the Basin. Topics included:

  • Climate’s Impact on Water Infrastructure
  • The Infrastructure Bill's Impact on North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Duke Energy's Vision for the Future
  • The Evolution of Better Decision Making
  • Community Investment


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Jimmy Bagley, CWWMG Board


Barry Gullet, Catawba Consulting

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Jeff Lineberger, CWWMG Board

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Regis Repko, Senior Vice President, Generation and Transmission Strategy, Duke Energy

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Kim Colson, Former Director, North Carolina Division of Water Infrastructure


Dr. Hope Mizzell, State Climatologist, South Carolina State Climatology Office


Peter Colohan, Director, Internet of Water, Center for Geospatial Solutions, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy


Ken Rentiers, Deputy Director for Land, Water and Conservation, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources