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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



2019 Chair  

Brian White

2019 Vice Chair

Erin Harrison

Charlotte Model Water Tower results:

Elementary School:


First Place- "Flow with the Wind" by Aadarsh Lakshmanan 

Second Place- "A Wrinkle in Time" by Jessica Mayo

Third Place- "Team Srishti"- Srishti Kushwaha



Middle School:


First Place-  "Mickey's H2O" by Gabriella Queen

Second Place- "It's a Waterful Tower" by Isabella Queen

Third Place- "Justin's Water Tower" by Justin Laptos




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:



Board Liaison
Courtney Driver
Committee Chair
Laura Styles
Council Chair
Erika Bailey
Nicole Banks
Kyrie Hoover McKinney

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