Citizens' Water Academy
The Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group is excited to offer the Citizens’ Water Academy. Our group launched the Citizens' Water Academy to prepare current and aspiring leaders to make informed decisions about critical water resources and related infrastructure. The goal of the Academy is to educate environmental stewards, who understand the importance of planning for a safe and sustainable water future and will advocate for protecting our shared water supply in their communities.
The Citizens’ Water Academy will provide in-depth information about water resource management during one-hour virtual sessions held throughout January, February, and March of 2022. An in-person summit will be held on March 30, 2022, to recognize academy participants who met all requirements.
The Catawba River is a powerful, yet fragile, natural resource that supports and connects our communities. The primary water source for nearly 2 million people, our river supports a thriving economy and is a catalyst for growth and development throughout the region.
Lecturers representing Duke Energy, utilities throughout the region, state, county and local government, and advocacy groups will offer sessions touching on:
In addition to access to regional leaders in this industry, program participants will have the opportunity to explore local water treatment plant facilities if public health restrictions allow.
The Academy is free of charge for participants, but to participate you must register on Eventbrite before 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2022. If you have any additional questions, you can contact Barry Gullet at email@example.com.
If you are (or know someone that is!):
And are interested in influencing public policy, supporting environmental stewardship, and educating about water issues, then this program is for you!