Catawba Wateree Water Management Group 2015 Annual Report

WATER FOR ALL SUMMIT 2022Investing in Our Infrastructure

In-Person Event tint.png March 30, 2022

In the Catawba-Wateree region, we have aging infrastructure, infrastructure in need of upgrades, changing demands and new technologies. And many of these infrastructure needs are interrelated.

This Summit will bring together industry leaders across our Basin to talk about what infrastructure means when it comes to the Catawba-Wateree, trends in future infrastructure investments, and how we can work together to position ourselves for better investments. Additional topics of discussion include:

  • The Infrastructure Bill’s Impact on North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Climate’s Impact on Water Infrastructure
  • Duke Energy’s Vision for the Future
  • The Evolution for Better Decision Making
  • Community Investment

We will focus on how we can plan ahead and work together – across jurisdictional lines, industries, and interests – to extend the resources of the Catawba-Wateree River.

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Time Topic Speaker
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast, registration, and networking
9:30 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Welcome to Summit Jimmy Bagley, CWWMG Board
9:35 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Welcome Remarks

Representative Thomas R. "Randy" Ligon, South Carolina House of Representatives

Dr. Wylie Frederick, Chester County Supervisor

9:50 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

CWWMG Year-in-Review (10 min)

Citizens’ Water Academy (10 min)

State of the Basin (15 min)

Jimmy Bagley, CWWMG Board

Barry Gullet, Catawba Consulting

Jeff Lineberger, CWWMG Board

10:25 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Networking / Fresh Air Break
10:35 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Duke Energy’s Vision for the Future

Introduction: Jeff Lineberger, CWWMG Board

Featured Speaker/Moderator:

Regis Repko, Senior Vice President, Generation and Transmission Strategy, Duke Energy

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion

The Infrastructure Bill’s Impact on North Carolina and South Carolina

Introduction: CWWMG Board

Featured Speaker/Moderator:

Kim Colson, Former Director, North Carolina Division of Water Infrastructure


Bonnie Ammons, Executive Director, South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority

Shadi Eskaf, Director of Water Infrastructure, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break / Lunch Setup
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Keynote

Introduction: CWWMG Board

Keynote Speaker:

Catherine Coleman Flowers, Founding Director of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch Breakdown / Networking / Fresh Air Break
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Climate’s Impact to Water Infrastructure

Introduction: CWWMG Board

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Kathie Dello, Director/State Climatologist, North Carolina State Climate Office

Dr. Hope Mizzell, State Climatologist, South Carolina State Climatology Office

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion

The Evolution of Better Decision Making

Featured Speakers:

Peter Colohan, Director, Internet of Water, Center for Geospatial Solutions, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Ken Rentiers, Deputy Director for Land, Water and Conservation, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks Jimmy Bagley, CWWMG Board


COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

The CWWMG is closely monitoring CDC guidelines and taking all necessary precautions to ensure the Water for All Summit is a safe gathering. We ask that all unvaccinated attendees wear a mask for the duration of the event when unable to social distance. The following measures will be implemented at the venue to foster safety for all attendees:

  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue
  • Maximum of 6 attendees per table
  • All meals served by catering staff
  • Disinfectant cleaning of the venue prior to attendee arrival
  • Periodic cleaning of surfaces within the event space throughout the duration of the program
  • Access to outdoor area for fresh air breaks


Which discussion topics are you most looking forward to? Tell us!

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