Council: External Affairs: NC Water for People Committee
Board Liaison
Thomas Bach
Committee Chair
Lamya King
Committee Vice Chair
Ruth Borgmann
Council Chair
Anthony Martin
Kyrie McKinney

Upcoming Events
Water For People Committee Meeting
Friday, March 13, 2020
Water For People Committee Meeting
Friday, May 8, 2020
Water For People Committee Meeting
Friday, July 10, 2020
Water For People Committee Meeting
Friday, September 11, 2020
Water For People Committee Meeting
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Water For People Committee



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 Water For People committee is always looking for volunteers to assist in the many events they hold each year. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions for the committee, you can email them here.


Committee Chair

Lamya King, Hazen and Sawyer



Committee Vice Chair

Ruth Borgmann



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


2019 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 27, 2019 and May 4, 2019.  With over 300 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 3-6, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. In 2018 these events raised nearly $3,000 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.




Water for People Sponsorship Options



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