Catawba Wateree Water Management Group 2015 Annual Report


Citizens' Water Academy 2022


Session 1: Introduction to the Citizens’ Water Academy & CWWMG

  • Meet Academy participants
  • Understand the purpose of the Academy
  • Understand the purpose of the CWWMG
  • Learn about CWWMG projects
  • Determine interest and feasibility of tours

Session 1 Speakers: Barry Gullet, Catawba Consulting; Sabrina Colon, HDR Engineering; Jimmy Bagley, CWWMG Chair

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Session 2: History of the Catawba

  • Understand how the Catawba has developed through time to meet the needs of the region.
  • How the development of the Catawba has influenced the culture, development and economy of the region.

Session 2 Speakers: Rusty Rozzelle, Mecklenburg County LUESA, Water Quality Program Manager

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Session 3: Duke Energy's Role in the River: Part 1

  • Comprehensive Relicensing Agreement
  • The vision of the Comprehensive Relicensing Agreement

Session 3 Speakers: Jeff Lineberger, Director of Water Strategy & Hydro Licensing, Duke Energy

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Session 4: Duke Energy's Role in the River: Part 2

  • Duke Energy’s Role, Responsibility, and Authority related to the Catawba-Wateree River Basin
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Licensing
  • U.S. Supreme Court Case Settlement Agreement
  • State and Local Authority
  • Who "Owns" the Water?

Session 4 Speakers: Garry Rice, Deputy General Counsel, Duke Energy

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Session 5: Power Generation & the Catawba

  • Existing Power Generation
  • Integrated Resource Planning

Session 5 Speakers: Steve Immel, VP of Fleet Transition Strategy, Duke Energy; Bobby McMurry, Director of Production Cost Modeling & Analytics, Duke Energy; Ed Bruce, Lead Engineer for Water Resources Planning, Duke Energy

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Session 6: Plants, Animals, and the Catawba

  • The importance of the Catawba for fish and wildlife
  • Significant invasive species threat(s) to the Catawba

Session 6 Speakers: Brett Hartis, Lead Scientist for Environmental Sciences, Duke Energy

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Session 7: Water Utilities and the Catawba-Wateree

  • Understand that the Catawba is the primary source of drinking water in the region with no reasonable alternatives.
  • Learn about how the area’s population relies on the Catawba-Wateree for water supply & wastewater disposal.
  • Learn generally how water treatment and wastewater treatment plants work and drinking water quality issues.

Session 7 Speaker: Ron Hargrove, Deputy Director, Charlotte Water

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Session 8: Planning for the Future – The Integrated Water Resources Plan

  • Explanation of the original Water Supply Master Plan that was created by the Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group, including why it was needed and why it needs to be updated.
  • Process of updating the Water Supply Master Plan and creating an update that we are calling the Integrated Water Resources Plan.

Session 8 Speaker: Jonathan Williams, HDR Engineering

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Session 9: Water Utility Operations

  • Water Distribution Systems
  • Water Main Breaks and Boil Water Advisories
  • Water Loss and Non-Revenue Water
  • Sanitary Sewer Systems
  • Impact and Prevention of Sewer Spills

Session 9 Speakers: Angela Charles, Director, Charlotte Water; Will Jernigan, Cavanaugh

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Session 10: Storm Water Challenges – Who’s in Charge of Water Quality

  • What is stormwater runoff and what influences the quantity and quality?
  • Who regulates stormwater?
  • Water Quality in the Catawba

Session 10 Speakers: Rusty Rozzelle, Mecklenburg County LUESA, Water Quality Program Manager; Zach Hall, Director, Environmental Science, Duke Energy

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Session 11: Land Use Impacts on Water Quality

  • Source Water Protection
  • The RTI study and the Clean Water Initiative

Session 11 Speakers: Vicki Taylor, Catawba-Wateree Initiative; Michele Eddy, RTI International, Environmental Engineer

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Session 12: Conservation & Marine Commissions

  • Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
  • Catawba Lands Conservancy
  • Marine Commissions

Session 12 Speakers: John Searby, Executive Director, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation; Bart Landess, Executive Director, Catawba Lands Conservancy; Neil Brennan, Lake Wylie Marine Commission

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Session 13: Real Estate & Development on the Catawba

  • Real Estate along the Catawba
  • Homeowners Association Perspectives

Session 13 Speakers: Steven Hinshaw, Hinshaw Properties; Shirley Greene

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Session 14: The Lakes and “Their Towns”

  • Regional Cooperation for Water and Wastewater Resource Management, specifically learning more about the Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility Project
  • Working Together – the Two Rivers Utilities Story

Session 14 Speakers: Ron Hargrove, Deputy Director, Charlotte Water; Ed Cross, Division Manager, Two Rivers Utilities

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Session 15: Recreation on the River

  • Duke Energy's Role in Recreation on the Catawba
  • New Recreational Opportunities in Great Falls

Session 15 Speakers: Jennifer Bennett, Project Manager for Water Strategy & Hydro Licensing, Duke Energy; Glinda Coleman, Executive Director, Great Falls Home Town Association

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