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Council: External Affairs: Public Education Committee


Public Education Committee

The purpose of the Public Education Committee is to identify opportunities for, and provide the resources to educate citizens of North Carolina about water resources and the water environment.

We accomplish this through three main outreach areas and one standing sub-committee.

  • Foster basic awareness of water issues with programs targeted for specific age groups
  • Attend Regional Science Fairs to reward students for water related science projects
  • Identify Stockholm Junior Water Prize candidates and sponsor their attendance at the National Competition
  • Support the Student Activities sub-committee who provide outreach to college and university students to encourage careers in our industry
  • General public outreach when identified
  • Foster partnerships with other Committees, organizations and associations
  • Work closely with Communications Committee on NC Currents and the Website
  • Develop public education communication materials as needed


2017 Chair
Maggie Pierce, Hazen and Sawyer



Model Water Tower Competitions -  Raleigh Area and Charlotte Area

Engineering Week

Regional & State Science Fairs

Area Envirothons

National Drinking Water Week Poster Contests

World Water Monitoring Day


Educational Web Sites

Curriculum Materials from the Water SourceBook

More For Teachers – The EPA Teaching Center

Games and Activities for Students and Teachers

The Story of Drinking Water

More from the Water Environment Federation

The Natural Water Cycle

Career Path Guidance for Students/Counselors


Most of the material above can be found on the web sites of the following nationally recognized leaders in the field of water:


The Water Environment Federation:

The American Water Works Association:

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water:



Upcoming Events
Public Education Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Posted in NC AWWA-WEA News, Sunday, June 4, 2017

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New Pricing Structure in 2016
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Board Liaison
Carolyn Ross
Committee Chair
Maggie Hennessy Pierce
Council Chair
George Simon
Rebecca Aguie
Nicole Banks

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