Funding and Partners
North Carolina Congressional Delegation
North Carolina's representatives in Washington worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to secure a $1.2 million grant in support of the Water 2030 Initiative.
N.C. General Assembly
As part of its ongoing support for water and sewer programs, the General Assembly appropriated $400,000 to support the Water 2030 Initiative.
North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund
Created in 1996, the fund makes grants to local governments, state agencies and nonprofits to help finance projects that address water pollution problems. It awarded the center a $500,000 grant for the Water 2030 Initiative.
North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
The center contributed $400,000 to support the Water 2030 Initiative.
N.C. Association of Regional Councils
The association of the state's 17 councils of governments served as the project's liaison with local government managers, public utility directors and major industrial public water users statewide. Members organized informational meetings for local government officials in advance of the project, served as trouble-shooters for research consultants, and convened regional meetings for the release of project findings.
N.C. Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
CGIA provided geographic information systems services to support the Water 2030 Initiative, with special focus on quality assurance and quality control for digital data pertaining to water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure in all 100 North Carolina counties.
AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc.
AMEC conducted the water resources inventory and developed water supply and demand projections for Water 2030.
Hobbs, Upchurch & Associates, P.A.
Hobbs, Upchurch & Associates collected and analyzed water, sewer and stormwater information for 48 counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hude, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Matin, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Wilson.
McGill Associates, P.A.
McGill collected and analyzed water, sewer and stormwater information for 52 counties: Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Granville, Guilford, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Orange, Person, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancey.
The advisory committee brought to the Water 2030 Initiative the expertise of people representing economic development, agriculture, the environment, education, and business and industry. The committee met twice, in March and November 2004, during the first phase of the project. Members were:
David Thompson, Executive Director, N.C. Association of County Commissioners
Rolf Blizzard, Vice President, N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry
Ralph Clark, City Manager, Kinston, Neuse River Water and Sewer Authority
Britt Cobb, Commissioner, N.C. Department of Agriculture
John Cooper, State Director, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jim Fain, Secretary, N.C. Department of Commerce
Bill Gibson, Chair, Infrastructure Committee, N.C. Rural Center
Ellis Hankins, Executive Director, N.C. League of Municipalities
Bill Holman, Executive Director, Clean Water Management Trust Fund
Preston Howard, President, Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council
James Leutze, Chancellor Emeritus, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Beau Mills, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, N.C. Metropolitan Coalition
Richard Moore, State Treasurer, N.C. Department of State Treasurer
Jimmy Palmer, Regional Administrator, EPA: Region IV
James Perry, Chief Administrator, Lumber River Council of Governments
Bill Ross, Secretary, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Mikki Sager, Executive Director, The Conservation Fund
John Peterson, Executive Director, Economic Developers Association
Paul Wilms, Director of Governmental Affairs, Home Builders Association
Larry Wooten, President, N.C. Farm Bureau
Billy Ray Hall and Jeans Crews-Klein, Co-Chairs, Rural Economic Development Center
Members of the technical committee provided guidance on specific aspects of the Water 2030 Initiative. Their expertise included such areas as water resources, law, geographic information systems and government. The technical committee met monthly during the project. Members were:
Ray Batchelor, Planning, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
George Givens, Staff Attorney, North Carolina Legislature
Tim Johnson, Director, N.C. Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
John Morris, Director, Division of Water Resources, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Gerry Ryan, District Chief, Water Resources, U.S. Geological Survey
Richard Spruill, Associate Professor, Department of Geology, East Carolina University
Richard Whisnant, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government, Institute of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill