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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 Betsy Pearce ( 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

    • 16 Sep 2016
    • 12:00 AM
    • 05 Nov 2016
    • 12:00 AM
    • Various locations within Wake County

    Hello Big Sweep volunteers across Wake County!  Each year Wake County sponsors trash pickups around public water bodies in the county.  Big Sweep is coordinated by the Wake Soil & Water Conservation District and made possible by Wake County, Ocean Conservancy, and a host of partners from our local towns, parks, civic clubs, businesses, schools and other organizations who care about clean water and advocate litter prevention.  There are seventeen fall-fabulous cleanups that need your help.  If you have an appreciation for our waters, enjoy the great outdoors, and like to meet new people with the same interests, then here is your opportunity.   

    And this year, come out to the family-friendly event, "Raise the Lot" on Saturday, October 15th at 11 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh from 11 AM - 4 PM.  This is a fundraiser aimed at raising money for volunteer supplies.  There will be local music, local beer, food trucks, and children's activities!   

    For more information about the Wake County Big Sweep program, call 919-250-1065, or check out the 2016 Fall Schedule and pre-register today! 




    • 13 Nov 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 17 Nov 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Florida Hotel & Conference Center, Orlando, FL



                2016 AWRA Annual Conference             

    November 13 - 17, 2016 - Orlando



            You can expect a great conference full of information on the latest national and local water resources topics, along with four days of productive community building, conversation, and connections while enjoying what Orlando offers.  Topics include agriculture, SCMs, education, climate change, coastal issues, erosion, drought, and more!

    Find out more from the conference website.


    Tour the Lake Apopka Filter Marsh and Restoration Project


    Sunday, November 13th

    from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm      



    Conference Location: 

    Florida Hotel & Conference Center

    1500 Sand Lake Road

    Orlando, Florida


    Registration at the site is now open! 










    • 05 Dec 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Jane S. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC
    Save the Date!   
    -for the December forum & luncheon.  This presentation on green infrastructure will be led by Bill Hunt, PhD, PE, Professor and Extension Specialist with North Carolina State University's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.  More details to follow.


































    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 in 2017!  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, Raleigh, NC

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Past events

20 Oct 2016 NCWRA 2016 Fall Social
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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