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NCWRA holds quarterly luncheons with guest speakers presenting a variety of water resources topics.  Luncheons are open to members and non-members alike. 

Have a water resources issue you'd like to see a presentation for, or have a speaker suggestion?  Email Amy Crowley ( with your topic suggestions.

Online Registration:  Online Registration usually ends 5 business days before the event!

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Non-members: You do not have to be a member to register online.  If you wish to receive the member rate for events using online payment, you must first join NCWRA, then you can register and pay online for the event at the member rate. Sign up and pay for membership by going to the NCWRA Membership page.

Paper Registration:  members and non-members can also register offline for events by sending a registration form along with cash or check.  A PDF registration form is available for download on each individual event page below.

Multiple Registrations:  You can register multiple attendees with a single check by mailing in a paper registration form.

Webinars: NCWRA is pleased to now offer an online viewing option for its quarterly forums.  To help manage this offering, please take a moment to read our webinar policies and FAQs here, in particular the details of group viewings.

Upcoming events

    • 03 Dec 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Jane S. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC

    NCWRA Luncheon, Forum and Webinar - Hydraulics Unit 2.0!

    Presented by 

    Stephen Morgan, P.E., State Hydraulics Engineer, NCDOT &

    Andy McDaniel, P.E., Highway Stormwater Program Manager, NCDOT     

    Over the past few years NCDOT, has been transforming itself into a leaner, more decentralized organization designed to more efficiently deliver transportation projects.  These changes offer the opportunity for the Hydraulics Unit to reimagine the roles and services it provides in support of project delivery with environmental sensitivity.  This presentation will provide an overview of some of the exciting recent initiatives the Hydraulics Unit is undertaking, including: 
    • 2-D hydraulic modeling
    • nutrient management using a OneWater approach
    • Bentley Open Roads Designer
    • resilient design and flood prediction & warning system
    • spray pipe liner evaluation
    • new class of stormwater BMP
    • bioswale design tool
    • improved bioretention media mix specification
    • assessing the impacts of highway runoff using the USGS SELDM model
    • alternatives to TMDLs
    • BMP construction inspection field guide
    • stormwater dissolved metals sampling methodology
    • and many others. 
    Stephen Morgan is the State Hydraulics Engineer and oversees all operations of the NCDOT Hydraulics Unit.  He has been with the Department for 26 years and is a registered professional engineer in NC.  Andy McDaniel has been with the Hydraulics Unit for 14 years and manages the Highway Stormwater Program.  Andy is a registered professional engineer in NC.

    Continuing Education Credits:  This forum will provide 1 PDH (professional development hour) credit for professional engineers and surveyors, contingent upon board approval.

    Consider joining the NCWRA!  Click here to download the offline registration form to pay with cash or check.  Members receive discounts on forums.

    Luncheon location:  Jane S. McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC

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    Refund Policy: NCWRA will refund forum fees up to 7 days prior to the event. After this, only substitutions will be accepted. NCWRA CANNOT give credit for future forums as the funds are used to cover FORUM expenses. Faxed registrations paid by check will not be registered until the check is received.

    Questions: Contact WRRI at 919-515-2815 or

    Adverse Weather Policy: Call WRRI at 919-515-2815 for meeting information in case of inclement weather.

Past events

08 Nov 2018 NCWRA 2018 Fall Social
27 Sep 2018 NCWRA Student / Young Professional Social
24 Sep 2018 Dam Removal: Propagation of Sediment and a NC Case Study
19 Apr 2018 NCWRA 2018 Spring Social
14 Mar 2018 20th Annual WRRI Conference
05 Feb 2018 Wake County Efforts to Protect Private Well Users from Contamination
04 Dec 2017 What's New in NC's Stormwater Program?
09 Nov 2017 NCWRA 2017 Fall Social
05 Nov 2017 2017 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference
02 Nov 2017 TMDL Alternatives: Category 4B Success Stories
25 Sep 2017 Emerging Contaminants: Gen X and the Cape Fear River
06 Aug 2017 Think Blue - NC Watershed Awareness Outreach
20 Apr 2017 NCWRA 2017 Spring Social
15 Mar 2017 19th Annual WRRI Conference
06 Feb 2017 What's in Wastewater: Bacteria, Virus & Parasite Pathogens, Plus Their Genes
05 Dec 2016 Green Infrastructure - The Future of Stormwater
13 Nov 2016 2016 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference
20 Oct 2016 NCWRA 2016 Fall Social
16 Sep 2016 Calling all Wake County BIG SWEEP Volunteers!
12 Sep 2016 Leading (and following) During Adversity: Lessons from Coal Ash
22 Aug 2016 EcoStream 2016: Ridgeline to Thalweg
16 Jun 2016 The 6th Annual Water Symposium - "The Future of Water in a Green World"
17 May 2016 Tools of Watershed Management
21 Apr 2016 NCWRA Spring Social
17 Mar 2016 13th Annual NCWRA Annual Symposium: The Economic Value of Water
08 Feb 2016 SCITS, WRAPS and FOATS - New Tools to Satisfy Regulatory Needs and Track Water Restoration and Protection Efforts
07 Dec 2015 Emerging and On-going Challenges for Water and Wastewater Systems
22 Oct 2015 NCWRA Fall Social
01 Oct 2015 Regional Conference: Nutrient Management and Implications for Mitigation
21 Sep 2015 The Effect of the New Definition of Waters of the US from the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (COE) in North Carolina
15 Jun 2015 2015 Summer AWRA Conference - Climate Change Adaptation
30 Mar 2015 2015 Spring AWRA Conference - Water for Urban Areas
18 Mar 2015 NCWRA Annual Symposium: Resiliency in Water Resources
09 Feb 2015 Changes in Water Infrastructure Funding
08 Dec 2014 Big Environmental Regulatory Changes Coming to North Carolina
04 Dec 2014 NCAEP Raleigh Dinner Meeting - 2014 Legislative Update
17 Nov 2014 2014 Southeast Stream Restoration Conference, EcoStream
08 Sep 2014 National Flood Insurance Program BW-12 and Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014
19 Aug 2014 NCWRA Social - Durham Bulls Baseball Game
10 Feb 2014 Recent NCSU Stormwater Research and Corresponding Changes to NCDENR’s BMP Manual
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