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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


February 15th, 5pm

February 29th, 5pm

March 14th, 5pm

March 28th, 5pm

April 11th, 5pm

April 18th, 5pm

All Meetings in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Room 310

Leadership Academy, February 15th, 9am-5pm, 121 Executive Center Dr, STE 115, Columbia, SC 29210

SCEC Operator Conference, March 10th-13th

2101 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Dance Marathon, February 24th

Lower Richland Water Sampling, March 16th

Maxcy-Gregg Water Sampling, March 23rd

Congaree River Cleanup, March 24th

Earth Day Festival, April 1st

Relay for Life, April 7th

Lower Richland Water Sampling, April 13th

Maxcy-Gregg Water Sampling, April 14th


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