Council: External Affairs: Public Education Committee
Board Liaison
Thomas Bach
Committee Chair
Brian White
Committee Member
Sara Gibson
Committee Member
James Hennessy
Committee Member
Leslie Jones
Committee Member
Laurin Kennedy
Committee Member
Laine Roberts
Committee Member
Laura Styles
Committee Member
David Wagoner
Committee Vice Chair
Erin Harrison
Council Chair
Erika Bailey
Council Chair
Anthony Martin
Kyrie McKinney


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




Brian White


Vice Chair

Erin Harrison



Model Water Tower Competitions -  Raleigh Area and Charlotte Area

Regional & State Science Fairs

 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

 The Water Environment Federation:

 The American Water Works Association:

 The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water:



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