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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 Trish D'Arconte ( with your topic suggestions.

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

Members: You must log in to receive the member price for online payment. Your login is the email address you provided to NCWRA. If you have not received a password in a recent email, you may click the link in the login box to reset it.

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

    • 21 Sep 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Jane S. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC


    Presentation by John R. Dorney, Moffatt and Nichol, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

    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

    On June 29, 2015, the US EPA and COE published the final rule for the modified definition of Waters of the US in the Federal Register which will become effective on August 28, 2015 (Federal Register 80(124): 37054-37127). We have conducted an in-depth review of the rule to determine its implications in North Carolina specifically for wetlands and stormwater permitting programs. In general, we expect that there will be minimal change in North Carolina from this new rule since the Corps and EPA have long followed the general approach outlined in the rule. The changes may result in some confusion in North Carolina as well as, potentially, some simplification of the process. Details on the new rule and its effect on the permit application process in NC will be presented during this talk.

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

    Click here to download the offline registration form to pay with cash or check.

    Click here to view rules and guidelines for Webinar participants.

    Luncheon location:  Jane S. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC

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    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Marriot in downtown Winston-Salem

    Please join us for a regional conference on October 1, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The event is co-sponsored by the NC Water Resource Association and the NC Association of Environmental Professionals. The workshop focus will be on Nutrient Management and Implications for Mitigation.

    Speakers include Michael Ellison, NC Division of Mitigation Services; Rich Gannon, NC Division of Water Resources, and Marc Recktenwald, City of Charlotte.

    In addition, there is a social immediately following the conference at 5:30 pm at the Foothills Brewery.

    Conference/Workshop location: 

    The Marriott in Downtown Winston-Salem

    425 N Cherry St, Winston Salem, NC 27101

    Social Location:

    Foothills Brewery

    38 West Fourth St., Winston Salem, NC 27101

    Click here to download the event flyer.

    Click here to download the agenda and speaker bios.



    • 22 Oct 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tyler's Taproom, Durham, NC
    Join us for a Happy Hour on October 22nd at Tyler's Taproom (324 Blackwell Street in Durham, NC  27701).    

    Meet the current NCWRA board members and hear more about how you can get involved!




Past events

15 Jun 2015 2015 Summer AWRA Conference - Climate Change Adaptation
16 Apr 2015 NCWRA Spring Social
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
03 Nov 2014 2014 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference
23 Oct 2014 NCWRA Fall Social
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
09 Apr 2014 NCWRA Spring Social
19 Mar 2014 NCWRA Annual Symposium: Local Governments as Keystone Water Resource Managers
10 Feb 2014 Recent NCSU Stormwater Research and Corresponding Changes to NCDENR’s BMP Manual
09 Dec 2013 Managing Nutrients in the Linear Environment – NCDOT’s new Guided Reduction of Excess Environmental Nutrients (GREEN) Program
01 Oct 2013 NCWRA Social
09 Sep 2013 The New Division of Water Resources, Tom Reeder, Director, NC DENR Division of Water Resources
30 May 2013 NCWRA Social
20 Mar 2013 NCWRA Symposium
11 Feb 2013 Clean Water Management Trust Fund: Understanding Programmatic Changes and the Future of North Carolina's Surface Waters
03 Dec 2012 The Role of Manufacturing and Industry in Promoting and Implementing Water Reuse Technologies in North Carolina
10 Sep 2012 Water Quality Considerations for Shale Gas Development in North Carolina
07 May 2012 Making Green Development a Reality in Coastal North Carolina
27 Mar 2012 NCWRA Symposium - Mitigation Policy in NC: Is the Train on the Right Track?
06 Feb 2012 A Fundamental Change in Managing Our Community Water Infrastructure
05 Dec 2011 Changes at the North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program (EEP)
19 Sep 2011 The Dirt on the Dirt: What You Need to Know About the New Construction Site Runoff Guidelines
02 May 2011 Whose Water Is It? Issues in a Recent Interbasin Transfer Approval and Implications for Interstate Water Management
22 Mar 2011 NCWRA Symposium - Implementing the Falls Lake Nutrient Management Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities
07 Feb 2011 What You need to Know about the NC Phase I and Phase II MS4 Programs
06 Dec 2010 Determining Ecological Flows for River Basin Planning in North Carolina
13 Sep 2010 Incorporating the Value of Ecosystem Services and Uncertainty into Water Supply Planning
19 Apr 2010 The Little Sugar Creek Stream Restoration Project
30 Mar 2010 NCWRA Symposium - The Water-Energy Nexus: The Future of Two Valuable Resources
22 Feb 2010 Water Shortage Challenges and the Israeli Experience
07 Dec 2009 Recent and Current Projects and Initiatives in Hazard Risk Management for North Carolina Water Resources
11 Sep 2009 Renewable and Sustainable Options for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plants
06 Apr 2009 Measuring the Value of Water to Competing Users During Times of Scarcity
16 Feb 2009 The Grass is Always Greener Under the Water Sprinkler: The Role of Water Reuse in an Integrated Water Resource Management Approach
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