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Clemson Public Service and Agriculture, the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the faculty of the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences have a long record of leadership in water resources and watershed issues in South Carolina. We provide teaching, research and Extension in such water-based environmental and ecological sciences as watershed management, surface hydrology, groundwater dynamics, soil and water conservation, stormwater control, water quality protection, and numerous applied issues related to agricultural practices. This is a collaborative effort of the Extension Water Resources Program Team.
Center for Watershed Excellence
Established to work with local communities to identify watershed issues,develop site-based solutions toward economic and environmental sustainability, procure funding sources and provide "one-stop-shop" watershed planning and management support within South Carolina.
Carolina Clear addresses the special significance of South Carolina's water resources and the role they play in the state's economy, environmental health, and overall quality of life.
The Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science
Research and education programs focused on the ecology and management of the natural resources of the coastal region of South Carolina for the betterment of the state’s citizens. The institute conducts research on more than 80,000 acres of coastal forest through public and private partnerships.
The Confined Animal Manure Manager (CAMM) program team consists of agents and specialists with Clemson University, the Clemson Extension Service, the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
South Carolina Water Resources Center
The SCWRC serves as a research facilitator through our two annual USGS grants competition and by operating as a catalyst for research and educational projects and programs across South Carolina. The Water Center also serves as a conduit for information necessary in the resource management decision-making arena as well as the water policy arena of the state.
Develops and operates hydrological observation systems to support research and provide real-time monitoring, analysis and management of water resources in South Carolina.
Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer (CSPR)
Educates personnel on the proper design and review of storm water and sediment control plans for development sites in order to meet regulatory and environmental requirements. In anticipation of the revised SCDHEC NPDES Construction General Permit, the course will help prepare personnel for the certification exam to be administered at a later date.
The Carolina Yard & Neighborhood: Introduction to the Yardstick Workbook
There's no doubt about it. Successful garden and lawn care in South Carolina requires special knowledge and skills. Carolina Yards helps you create attractive and healthy yards by working with South Carolina's environment, rather than against it.
Extension Nursery Production: Water Runoff management
Nursery runoff should be considered from day 1 of any nursery planning process. Waiting to plan for runoff is a costly mistake that will require a shutdown of large production areas and significant grading costs.
Managing Stormwater Ponds
This site assists homeowners associations, community managers, and waterfront residents with choosing the best management options for maintaining their community's stormwater ponds. This site is a diagnostic tool that provides recommendations for fixing and preventing common problems that develop as stormwater ponds age, problems such as aquatic weeds, fish kills, shoreline erosion, poor water quality, nuisance wildlife, and much more.
Institute of Computational Ecology
Focuses on the application of novel and emerging technologies, innovative management strategies, and multi-scale outreach programs to solve major natural resources problems.
Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) Program
Educates field personnel on the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of erosion prevention and sediment control measures at construction sites. Preventing sediment-laden runoff not only protects our rivers, creeks and streams, but it is also a trademark of a quality construction project.
4-H2O is a hands-on science inquiry program that provides children and adults with knowledge about their local water resources and teaches them the field, analytical and critical thinking skills they need to intelligently participate in making decisions that affect the quality of these aquatic systems.
Extension Nursery Production: Constructed wetlands
Constructed wetlands are a “green” and cost effective treatment technology that nurseries can use to cleanse runoff water.
SC WaterWays Fact Sheets
SC Water Ways fact sheet series looks specifically at South Carolina’s water resources and provides solutions to help improve water protection. These peer-reviewed fact sheets can be viewed online, but also downloaded as PDF documents. Users are encouraged to print these out and post them in your community buildings, storefronts and neighborhoods and rely on them as needed to encourage the adoption of water protection efforts. The SC WaterWays fact sheet series looks specifically at South Carolina’s water resources and provides solutions to help improve water protection. These peer-reviewed fact sheets can be viewed online, but also downloaded as PDF documents. Users are encouraged to print these out and post them in your community buildings, storefronts and neighborhoods and rely on them as needed to encourage the adoption of water protection efforts.