Catawba Wateree Water Management Group 2015 Annual Report

Water for All Summit 2024 Water First

The Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group (CWWMG) invites you to attend our seventh annual Water for All Summit: Water First.

In a time where water availability and quality issues are increasingly pressing, the 2024 Water for All Summit brings a vital conversation to the table — how we prioritize, manage, and advocate for water resources not just as an environmental issue, but as a fundamental component of our daily lives, public health, and the economy. We hope you will join us for this special event!

  • March 28, 2024
  • 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Tega Cay, SC 29708

Summit Speakers

Joe Jacangelo, PhD (Keynote)

Dr. Jacangelo is a Vice President and Director of Research for Stantec. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of environmental health engineering and has specialized in the areas of water quality and treatment, water and wastewater disinfection, membrane technology, water reuse and public health. He has served as Technical Director, Principal Investigator, Project Manager or Engineer for over 100 water and wastewater projects. Dr. Jacangelo has published over 200 peer-reviewed and proceedings technical papers and has held various positions within professional organizations. He is a Board Member, a past Chair of the Technical and Education Council, current Chair of the International Council, and Member of Executive Committee of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). He has served as either chair or member of over 25 of that organization’s various committees. He has also participated on over 30 advisory or conference planning committees for various water and wastewater organizations. He is currently the Past-President of AWWA. Dr. Jacangelo is also past Chair of the Board of Directors of the WateReuse Research Foundation and a past member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination. In addition to his role at Stantec, Dr. Jacangelo is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a co-founder of the Johns Hopkins/Stantec Alliance. Dr. Jacangelo is a past recipient of the AWWA Golden Spigot Award and two AWWA Best Paper Awards. He also received that organization’s Volunteer of the Year of Award. Finally, Dr. Jacangelo served three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of the Congo.

Kelley Dearing-Smith

Kelley Dearing Smith’s brand focuses on visionary leadership and storytelling. Kelley is Louisville Water Company’s Vice President of Communications and Marketing and Chair of AWWA’s Public Affairs Council. In her 25 year career at Louisville Water, Kelley has developed strategic partnerships and communication efforts that build Louisville Water’s brand and highlight the value of water. Kelley is a member of Louisville Water’s Executive Leadership Team and directs all communications and content marketing, brand development, education and outreach, public affairs, and economic development. Kelley has authored a book highlighting Louisville Water’s history and oversaw the development of the “WaterWorks Museum” at the company’s 1860 original pumping station. Kelley frequently speaks to utilities and businesses on best practices for branding and communication. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Eastern Kentucky University and prior to Louisville Water, Kelley worked in television news.

Charlie Funderburk

Charlie Funderburk has been the City Manager since 2013 and has worked for the City since 2001. He began his career with the City as its first Parks & Recreation Director. In 2007 he became the City’s first Operations Director. In this capacity he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the City, including managing the Parks & Recreation, Storm Water, Public Works and Utility Departments. Mr. Funderburk is a native of Rock Hill, SC. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Winthrop University in Rock Hill and a Master’s in Public Administration degree from Anna Maria College in Massachusetts. He is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program from Clemson University. Mr. Funderburk obtained Credentialed Manager (CM) status through the International City Managers Association (ICMA) and for several years served on the ICMA- CM Board of Directors. Along with his wife, Becky, and two daughters, Emma Grace and Riley, Charlie has been a resident of Tega Cay since 2013.