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We look forward to seeing you on September 27, 2024!

What is the Summit?

Each year, approximately 150 Georgia high school students from 7+ local high schools attend the Student Water Innovation and Leadership Summit on at The Water Tower campus to learn how they can “Make a Splash” with a career in the water industry.


How does the Summit prepare students for future careers?

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. The summit is designed to spread awareness of the wide array of career opportunities the water industry has to offer.


What types of activities do students participate in at the Summit?

Students (grades 9-12) 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 also have the opportunity to strengthen their skills in leadership, communication, strategic thinking, team building, and networking.


How can I get a copy of the Summit program?

The 2024 Student Water Innovation and Leadership Summit Program will be available this summer. In the meantime, download the 2023 Student Water Innovation & Leadership Summit Program.


How do I register my students to attended the Summit?

Registration will open in July. Teachers interested in joining the student summit mailing list to receive updates and registration information may contact

Support the Summit

There are many ways to support the 2024 Student Water Innovation & Leadership Summit:


Generous support from sponsors allows us to provide high quality programming for the students, in addition to transportation, lunch, and materials.

Register as a Summit Sponsor

Career Expo

The Student Summit provides a great opportunity to engage with potential future employees, inspire the next generation to pursue a career in water, and share your story about your journey to water and the excellent work your company does in the industry.

Register your company for the Career Expo


Volunteer your time for this student-focused event. We're seeking volunteers to help with set up, lunch, clean up, running the help desk, and more.

Register to volunteer via Volunteer Gwinnett

“The Water Tower Summit was amazing! Students were able to see how water is so much more than just water. The interactive activities were awesome and the career fair provided students with opportunities that they did not know existed.”

- Veronica Cross, Mountain View High School

"I loved how the Water Tower staff brought together students, the Gwinnett County Water Dept, and other professionals in the industry - students got to see first hand how all work together, making innovation possible.”

- Lindsay Davis, North Gwinnett High School

Special Thanks To Our 2023 Summit Sponsors

Water Hero

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Water Leader


Water Mentor

Bench Scale Sponsor
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TWT Sustaining and Transformative Partners

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