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Council: External Affairs: Water For People Committee
Board Liaison
Carolyn Ross
Committee Chair
Keller Schnier
Committee Vice Chair
Lamya King
Council Chair
George Simon
Rebecca Aguie
Nicole Banks

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Upcoming Events
2017 Annual Conference
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Water For People Committee


Support NC Water For People...

Enter 2017 WFP sponsorship payment online (Login required)


Donate to NC Water For People (Login required)


Registration for the 2017 golf tournament will be available by August.


2017 5K Race Results

View results from the 2017 Charlotte 5k Event

View results from the 2017 Raleigh 5k Event
View the photos from 2017 Raleigh 5k Event




The purpose of the North Carolina Water For People (NCWFP) Committee is to Help People in developing countries Help Themselves. Water For People strongly believes that project beneficiaries, men and women, must be actively involved in all aspects of a project (planning, design, implementation, cost-sharing and operation/maintenance) to nurture local autonomy, initiative, management and ownership. NCWFP has adopted the Country of Bolivia, and actively funds projects and participates in annual work trips benefiting those less fortunate in Bolivia.


The Committee consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Web Master, Board Liaison, and any interested NC AWWA-WEA members. Volunteers not belonging to the NC AWWA-WEA may participate in specific activities.


2017 Committee Chair

Keller Schnier, Brown and Caldwell


2017 Committee Vice Chair
Lamya King, Hazen and Sawyer

Primary Activities

  • To educate the local public about the international drinking water crisis, and to provide an avenue
  • To help those in developing countries.
  • To expand and support the national Water For People organization.
  • To raise funds for drinking water and sanitation improvement projects in Bolivia.
  • To continue to cultivate relationships between North Carolina volunteers and our Bolivian partners,
    through annual work trips to Bolivia and frequent communication.



The following events are held annually and serve as fundraisers to support the activities of NC Water For People 5k Fun Run in Charlotte and Raleigh (typically held in the late spring or early summer)

  • Golf Tournament (typically held in September or October)
  • Silent Auction & Raffle held during the November Annual Conference


2017 Water For People Annual Sponsorship Description

Enter sponsorship payment online


21st Annual Golf Tournament
Held in September at the private Colonial Country Club in Thomasville, NC, this event typically hosts over 60 participants from the water and wastewater industry.  Sponsor signage is shown on tee boxes and event materials.


5K Fun Run and Walk
Dual 5K events will be held in Raleigh (American Tobacco Trail) and Charlotte (Sugar Creek Greenway) on April 29, 2017.  With over 150 participants last year, these events provide a great opportunity to connect with athletic and community minded people both in and out of the water/wastewater industry 


Annual Silent Auction and Raffle
These events will be hosted at the NC AWWA-WEA Annual Conference, being held November 12-15, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. In 2015 these events raised nearly $1,000 for Water For People.  Sponsors are proudly displayed in the expo hall at the Water For People table.  We welcome any items companies and individuals would like to donate for these events.



2017 Annual Sponsorship Options

Tank of Water
$1,500 for all events - OR -  $1,000 per Event


Bucket of Water
$1,000 for all events - OR -  $650 per Event


Pitcher of Water
$750 for all events - OR -  $400 per Event


Cup of Water
$100-$399 per event


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