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SCAWWA/WEASC Carolina Student Chapter

The SCAWWA/WEASC Carolina Student Chapter of the American Water Works Association serves both graduate and undergraduate students interested in water and wastewater issues. The club was founded in August 2018 and is intended for anyone: public health students, geography, marine science, chemistry, engineering, biology, environmental science, geology, biochemistry, etc. Really any person that is interested in the environmental/water/wastewater industry is welcome to join!

Co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, the club is a student chapter for the American Water Works Association (AWWA). AWWA is a professional organization focused on the drinking water and wastewater industry that provides total water solutions assuring effective water management. AWWA unites the diverse water community to advance public health, safety, the economy, and the environment.

SCAWWA/WEASC Carolina Chapter promotes the common professional interests of its members through not-for-profit activities including, education, training, meetings, conferences, publications, and philanthropic work.

The student chapter holds meetings, on-campus activities, and field trips to stay engaged with one another and the community. The chapter offers information about internships and full-time employment and invites industry representatives to chapter activities where students can network with professionals in the field. Through activities, students are assisted in launching satisfying careers in a wide variety of areas in the water industry and other related fields.

Annual Activities

  • River clean up with Congaree Riverkeeper in Columbia Area
  • Visits to drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities


September 20th, 6pm

October 4th, 6pm

October 18th, 6pm

November 1st, 6pm

November 15th, 6pm

November 29th, 6pm


Adopt-A-Stream, September 17th, 10am-11am, Maxcy-Gregg Park

River Cleanup with Congaree RiverKeeper, October 7th, TBA

Lower Richland Outreach/Clean Up, October 21st, 10am-12pm, South Cedar Creek Canoe Landing

Adopt-A-Stream, October 22nd, 10am-11am, Maxcy-Gregg Park

Lower Richland Outreach/Clean-Up, November 4th, 10am-12pm, South Cedar Creek Canoe Landing

Adopt-A-Stream, November 5th, 10am-11am, Maxcy-Gregg Park


September 27th, 6pm, Virtual

October 25th, 6pm, Virtual

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