SCWRC Logo GraphicOctober 12-13, 2016
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

The 2016 Call for Abstracts will be announced in early February!

The S.C. Water Resources Conference (SCWRC) provides an integrated forum for discussion of water policies, research projects and water management in order to prepare for and meet the growing challenge of providing water resources to sustain and grow South Carolina’s economy, while preserving our natural resources. Over 340 people attended the 2014 SCWRC. The theme of the 2014 conference focused on the development of a comprehensive statewide water plan. The morning plenary sessions on both days were expanded to present panels encapsulating statewide viewpoints about water resources planning. The first day plenary featured legislative and major business leaders and the second day plenary welcomed regulatory agency and nonprofit representatives.


Day 1 Plenary 8:30AM-10:30AM / Legislative and Business Leaders
Moderated by Senator Paul G. Campbell, Jr.

  • Senator Daniel B. Verdin, III S.C. Senate
  • Senator Robert W. Hayes, Jr., S.C. Senate
  • Representative Don Bowen, S.C. House of Representatives
  • Representative Nelson L. Hardwick, S.C. House of Representatives
  • Representative David R. Hiott, S.C. House of Representatives
  • Daniel F. Kassis, SCE&G
  • Jeffrey G. Lineberger, Duke Energy
  • Geoff Penland, Santee Cooper
  • David Winkles, S.C. Farm Bureau
  • Dyke Spencer, Past Chairman - SCAWWA Water Utility Council

Day 2 Plenary 8:30AM-10:30AM / Regulatory Agency and Nonprofits
Moderated by Dr. Gene Eidson, SCWRC Co-Chair

  • Chris Thomas, U.S. EPA Region 4
  • Ken Rentiers, S.C. Department of Natural Resources
  • David Wilson, S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control
  • Dana Beach, Coastal Conservation League
  • Hamilton Davis, Coastal Conservation League
  • Eric Krueger, The Nature Conservancy
  • Heather Nix, Upstate Forever
  • Mark Robertson, The Nature Conservancy


S.C. Water Resources Conference
October 12-13, 2016
Columbia Metropolitan
Convention Center


Plenary Sessions, Special Session and Interviews