Water for People Committee

The Water For People Committee raises awareness of and funds for PNCWA's official charity organization, Water For People, whose mission is to promote the development of high-quality drinking water services that are accessible to everyone and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. The Water For People Committee organizes activities at the PNCWA Annual Conference and throughout the year to raise funds for Water For People in support of their mission.

Our committee always strives to plan bigger and better events and we need your help! Some of the events we've planned in the past include the Water For People 5k Fun Run in Boise, the Pedal For People bike tour in Portland, participated in the World Water Classic 6k/60k, as well as smaller, local events in collaborations with the Students and Young Professionals Committee and AWWA.

We hold conference calls once a month to coordinate upcoming efforts.

Get Involved

The Water For People Committee is unique among the PNCWA Committees, in that it is responsible for fundraising for an outside charity. This means organizing and participating in fun and engaging events that bring together PNCWA and community members to learn about and donate to a worthy cause. This committee is a great way to expand your network and collaborate with other committees and the PNCWA board. Members also work closely with the Water For People organization and see the impact their efforts are having on communities around the world. Check out our latest news and events here or join today!

Past Events

Run For Water, 5k Fun Run – Boise, ID

The PNCWA Water For People Committee hosted a 5k run to kick off the 2018 PNCWA Annual Conference in Boise, ID on Sunday October 21st, and raise funds for Water For People. Runners were energized by the sounds of Rippin’ Brass, a local New Orleans-style brass band, as they took off from Julia Davis Park. The run took participants along the Boise Greenbelt, following the Boise River. Participants included members from PNCWA and community members. Sponsors of the run included Tetra Tech, Parametrix, Osborn Consulting, and Urban Systems Designs and great raffle prizes were donated by Shu’s Idaho Running Company and Optimism Brewing.

Donate a Pint – Boise, ID

The PNCWA Water For People Committee collaborated with the PNCWA Students and Young Professionals Committee on the annual Monday Night Networking Event at the 2018 Annual Conference to incorporate fundraising for Water For People. Mother Earth Brewing Co. kindly donated a keg of their pure water brew to Water For People and proceeds from every pint purchased during the Monday night event at White Dog Brewing were donated to Water For People.

Beer for Us, Water For Everyone – Seattle, WA

The PNCWA Water For People Committee collaborated with Optimism Brewing to host a fundraising event for Water For People. All customers could ‘donate a pint’ when purchasing a beer and Optimism Brewing donated all proceeds from purchases of their sparkling water. 

Happy Hour Collaborations – Seattle, WA

The PNCWA Water For People Committee hosted multiple happy hour events in Seattle with support from the PNCWA Students and Young Professionals Committee and the PNWS-AWWA Students and Young Professionals and Water For People Committees at Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square. Participants donated to Water For People in exchange for unlimited mini golf along with a great networking opportunity.

Contact

Halley Kimball, Chair
City of Maple Valley
[email protected]
425.413.6646

Samantha Schreiner, Vice Chair
[email protected]