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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

    • 22 Aug 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 25 Aug 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Renaissance Asheville Hotel



    NC State University's biennial stream restoration conference
                  August 22-25, 2016 - Asheville, NC






    EcoStream is the primary conference that focuses on stream restoration for the Southeast region. NC State University and NC Sea Grant have organized the biennial Southeast Stream Restoration Conference, now branded EcoStream, since 1998. Eleven conferences have been held at cities across North Carolina. EcoStream provides a valuable forum for exchanging ideas and experiences and encourages continuing research and development in addition to enhancing networking among ecological restoration professionals


    Conference/Workshop location: 

    Renaissance Asheville Hotel

    31 Woodfin Street

    Asheville, NC 28801


    You must register by August 8th to avoid late

    fees.  Discounted rates are available. 


    Registration at the site is now open! 







    • 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! 










Past events

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
09 Dec 2013 Managing Nutrients in the Linear Environment – NCDOT’s new Guided Reduction of Excess Environmental Nutrients (GREEN) Program
09 Sep 2013 The New Division of Water Resources, Tom Reeder, Director, NC DENR Division of Water Resources
11 Feb 2013 Clean Water Management Trust Fund: Understanding Programmatic Changes and the Future of North Carolina's Surface Waters
03 Dec 2012 The Role of Manufacturing and Industry in Promoting and Implementing Water Reuse Technologies in North Carolina
10 Sep 2012 Water Quality Considerations for Shale Gas Development in North Carolina
07 May 2012 Making Green Development a Reality in Coastal North Carolina
06 Feb 2012 A Fundamental Change in Managing Our Community Water Infrastructure
05 Dec 2011 Changes at the North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program (EEP)
19 Sep 2011 The Dirt on the Dirt: What You Need to Know About the New Construction Site Runoff Guidelines
02 May 2011 Whose Water Is It? Issues in a Recent Interbasin Transfer Approval and Implications for Interstate Water Management
22 Mar 2011 NCWRA Symposium - Implementing the Falls Lake Nutrient Management Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities
07 Feb 2011 What You need to Know about the NC Phase I and Phase II MS4 Programs
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