Save the Date for 2023!!
November 08, 2023
2022 Water Innovation & Leadership Summit
More than 150 north Georgia high school students attended a summit at The Water Tower campus in Buford on Friday, Sept. 23 to learn how they can “Make a Splash” with a career in the water industry. Students from Lanier High School, Shiloh High School, Mountain View High School, Mill Creek High School and McEachern High School participated in the half-day event.
The inaugural 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) engaged with the summit speakers from water-related businesses and organizations and experienced 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 had the opportunity to strengthen their skills in leadership, communication, strategic thinking, team building, and networking.