Citizens' Water Academy
The Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group is excited to offer our Citizens’ Water Academy in 2023. 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 Catawba River is a powerful, yet fragile, natural resource that supports and connects our communities. The primary water source for nearly two million people, our river supports a thriving economy and is a catalyst for growth and development throughout the region.
Registration for the 2023 Citizens’ Water Academy is now open.
Participants will take part in 1.5-hour virtual sessions held throughout January, February, and March of 2023. There will also be in-person opportunities to tour water treatment facilities and other locations significant to our Basin.
Registration closes January 13, 2023. If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to the Basin
Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In-person Session - Location TBD
History of the Catawba
Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Catawba Cultural Center, Rock Hill, SC
Duke Energy's Role in the River
Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Water Utility Operations
Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Water Treatment Facilities - Various Locations
Storm Water Challenges - Who's in Charge of Water Quality
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Catawba Riverkeeper Headquarters, McAdenville, NC
Land Use Impacts on Water Quality
Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Recreation and Development in the Catawba
Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Integrated Water Resources Plan
Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
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!