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Student Water Innovation & Leadership Summit

Student Water Innovation & Leadership Summit

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (8:00 AM - 2:00 PM) (EDT)


Approximately 190 Georgia high school students are invited to attended a summit at The Water Tower campus to learn how they can “Make a Splash” with a career in the water industry. The summit is part of The Water Tower’s broader mission to attract, train and place the next generation of water workers in positions to support Georgia water utilities. Currently, there are an estimated 1,200 open water jobs in the Atlanta Metro Area alone. Water utilities across the U.S. are projected to lose up to 50 percent of operations staff in the next five to 10 years. 

Students (grades 9-12) will engage with speakers from water-related businesses and organizations and experience hands-on learning about water career opportunities, including treatment plant operations, water sampling and lab analysis, pipe system design and engineering, stream restoration, wildlife assessment, robotics in water and more. Students will also have the opportunity to strengthen their skills in leadership, communication, strategic thinking, team building, and networking.

The 2023 program is under development - in the meantime, check out the 2022 Student Summit program.

Registration Options:

Students/Teachers: School registration for students for the 2024 Summit is now closed. To be added to the waitlist, please contact

Career Fair Exhibitors: Please register your company to set up a booth during lunch time at the Summit to inspire and inform the next generation of water professionals. 

Sponsors: Register to support the Summit. All proceeds go directly towards providing lunch, transportation support, supplies, and resources for the students during the Summit. We couldn't do it without the incredible support of the community!

Volunteers: Volunteer registration is through Volunteer Gwinnett (linked here). 

The Water Tower
2500 Clean Water Court
Buford, GA 30519 United States
Event Contact
Kristan VandenHeuvel
(470) 822-0503
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