Catawba Wateree Water Management Group 2015 Annual Report

Water For All
Presented by
the Catawba-Wateree Water
Management Group

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Join civic and utility leaders from across the country for a conversation on how cultivating a sustainable water supply is critical to maintaining growth and economic success in our rural and urban areas. Learn how cities have dealt with water scarcity, infrastructure needs and how proactive planning can lead to long term solutions.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
6500 S New Hope Road
Belmont, NC 28012

$35 registration fee. Tables available.

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Keynote Speakers

  • John Hofmann, Executive Vice President of Water at the Lower Colorado River Authority, Mr. Hofmann joins us from Austin, Texas and will be exploring the economic impact of drought and the importance of regional planning for recovery.
  • Richard Whisnant, Professor of Public Law & Government at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government. Mr. Whisnant will lead us in a deep dive into the history and politics of North Carolina’s water resource planning policies.

Business and Economic Panel

  • Smoky Bissell, former Chairman and CEO of Bissell Companies
  • Hank Eisenga, Vice President of Giti Tire Manufacturing
  • Gary Salamido, VP of Governmental Affairs, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • Tammy Whaley, Senior Economic Development Manager, Duke Energy
  • Additional speakers to be announced.

First annual summit highlights include

  • The economic impact of water scarcity
  • Building and maintaining a sustainable water supply for the next 100 years
  • The history and future of regional water supply policies
  • How economic success is directly tied to water supply 

Water for All
Schedule of Events

Time Topic Speaker
8:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, registration and networking
9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m. Introductions Barry Gullet, Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group Chair
9:30 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.(30 minute presentation and 15 minutes Q&A) The history and politics of North Carolina's water resource policies. Richard Whisnant
10:15 a.m. — 10:45 a.m. Refreshments and voting exercise
10:45 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.(30 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A) Water and regional economic development Ronnie Bryant
11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Regional planning for our water future Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group
12:15 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. Lunch and voting exercise
1:30 p.m. — 2:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker
The economic impact of drought and how regional planning speeds recovery
John Hofmann, Executive Vice President of Water at the Lower Colorado River Authority
2:15 p.m. — 2:45 p.m. Refreshments and voting exercise
2:45 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. Economic Panel:
Doing Business with Water
  • Smoky Bissell, former Chairman and CEO of Bissell Companies
  • Hank Eisenga, Vice President of Giti Tire Manufacturing
  • Gary Salamido, VP of Governmental Affairs, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • Tammy Whaley, Senior Economic Development Manager, Duke Energy
Moderated by Mary Newsome
Associate Director, Urban & Regional Affairs UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
3:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. Closing Questions All speakers
4:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks Jeff Lineberger, Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group At-Large N.C. Director
4:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.. Reception

Schedule of events and speakers subject to change

Registration includes breakfast, lunch and an evening reception.

$35 registration fee. Tables available.

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The Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group
would like to thank our members:

Belmont, Camden, Catawba River Water Treatment Plant (Union County/Lancaster County Water and Sewer District), Charlotte Water, Chester Metropolitan District, Duke Energy Carolinas, Gastonia(Two Rivers Utilities), Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Lincoln County, Long View, Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority, Mooresville, Morganton, Mount Holly, Rock Hill, Statesville, Valdese