Connect Raleigh: Know Your Water

A lightning talk on our water resources

Event posted Sep. 05, 2019 - 6:00 am
  • Ryan Bethea
  • Peter Raabe

Water experts from across the state are talking about local and global issues with our water resources and drinking water/stormwater infrastructure.

This program with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences focuses on:

  • Water pollution
  • Conserving our natural and built water resources, including streams, rivers, the ocean, and drainage systems.

You’ll learn how water moves from our faucets and drains to the ocean and how it's impacted along the way. Three experts will share common challenges, what they’re doing to help, and how you can get involved.

  • Ryan Bethea, Oysters Carolina Harker’s Island (North Carolina Oyster Blueprint)
  • Peter Raabe, American Rivers - Conservation Director, Rivers of Southern Appalachia and the Carolinas
  • Francine Durso, North Carolina Environmental Quality – Division of Water Infrastructure

A Q&A will follow the talk. City of Raleigh staff will join the panel to talk about local drinking water and stormwater efforts.

Try Our Water

Try the Public Utilities Department's water bar! It'll have drinking water from different local sources. We'll also be launching Raleigh Water freeFILL. Through this program - residents can fill their bottles with tap water for free around the city. The goal is to partner with local businesses to encourage access to drinking water and reduce plastic waste.

Questions? Email Connect Raleigh.


  • Refreshments for sale at 6 p.m.
  • Oct 10, 2019
  • 7:00 pm


  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • 11 W. Jones Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

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