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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

    • 03 Nov 2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • 06 Nov 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Tyson's Corner, Virginia

    See here for more information on conference program and registration.

    • 17 Nov 2014
    • 11:00 AM
    • 20 Nov 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • Charlotte, North Carolina

    NCWRA is proud to be a partner of the 2014 Southeast Stream Restoration Conference, EcoStream.  We hope to see you there!


    EcoStream - Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference

    November 17-20, 2014 

    Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, NC 

    The NC State University Stream Restoration Program's biennial southeast stream restoration conference has a new brand: EcoStream - Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference. As the science of stream restoration evolves, we have come to realize the importance of preserving, enhancing, and restoring the entire riparian ecosystem. Through EcoStream, we hope to facilitate advancements in restoration that better achieve functional inter-connectedness of wetlands, streams, hydrology, riparian corridors and the biologic communities they support.

    For 2014, we intend for EcoStream attendees to expand their knowledge base and motivate each other to plan and implement ecosystem restoration projects given future challenges. To that end, we have chosen a timely theme for this year's conference: adapting to a changing climate. As the global climate shifts, scientists predict that patterns of temperature and precipitation will change, which can result in increased flood intensity, varied hydrologic regimes, changes in benthic and fish habitat, and shifts in riparian community structure. Stream and riparian restoration decisions are often made without considering how these restored ecosystems may function under future conditions. Concurrently, we are experiencing significant economic, social and political changes that are also relevant to ecosystem protection and restoration. As restoration scientists and practitioners, we need to consider these changes by anticipating and adapting our management and design practices.

    We invite the academic and professional community to join us in a discussion of these issues. Through presentations, panel conversations, exhibits and networking among peers and colleagues, we can help to shape the future of stream restoration in the Southeast in a time of a changing climate.

    The Call for Abstracts will be announced very soon! Abstract topics are currently being developed by the conference committee and will be posted at the conference website shortly. The conference website, when ready, will be at:


    • 08 Dec 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Jane S. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC

    Presentation by Benne Hutson, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte and Raleigh Offices; Chairman, North Carolina Environmental Management Commission. 

    North Carolina is about to enter an unprecedented period in environmental regulation. From the review and revision of all North Carolina environmental regulations to mandated studies covering everything from the beneficial reuse of coal ash to expansion of the use of risk-based corrective action, major changes are coming.  The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will be a key player in these efforts.  Benne Hutson, the chair of the EMC, will cover all of these developments and the effect they will have on you, your companies and your clients.

    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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    • 30 Mar 2015
    • 12:00 AM
    • 01 Apr 2015
    • 12:00 AM
    • Los Angeles, California

    See here for more information on conference program and registration. Start and end times TBD.

    • 15 Jun 2015
    • 12:00 AM
    • 17 Jun 2015
    • 12:00 AM
    • New Orleans, Louisiana

    See here for more information on conference program and registration. Start and end times TBD.

Past events

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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