Past Events

S.C. Water Resources Conference   

October 10-11, 2012
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Over 300 people attended the third biennial SCWRC in Columbia and the event featured over 120 oral and poster presenters. Plenary speakers included SC Secretary of Commerce, Robert M. Hitt, III; SC DHEC Director, Catherine B. Templeton; SC DNR Director, Colonel Alvin A. Taylor; and a Legislative Panel made up of Sen. Paul G. Campbell, Jr, Sent. Vincent A. Sheheen, Sen. Phil P. Leventis, Rep. Don C. Bowen, Rep. David R. Hiott and Rep. Nelson Hardwick.

October 13-14, 2010
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

The previous conferences each attracted over 300 registered attendees and over 120 presenters. The conferences included participants from all areas concerned with water issues: public policy decision makers, municipal water authorities, stormwater managers, environmental engineering and consulting firms, environmental attorneys, colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, economic development organizations, utility companies, land trusts and land managers.

October 14-15, 2008
Location: Convention Center, North Charleston, SC    

The first bi-annual conference for South Carolina included scientists, engineers, water resources professionals, students and the public to focus on water research and policies vital to the quality of life and economic prosperity of South Carolina. The purpose of this conference and future conferences is to build collaboration among South Carolina universities, municipal water authorities, state and local government officials, state and federal agencies, natural resource professionals, conservation organizations, and community activists. 

Center for Watershed Excellence / EPA Signing Ceremony
July 8, 2008
Location:  Madren Conference Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Clemson as a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management in South Carolina.  At the official ceremony, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the EPA Region 4 Office, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Clemson University Restoration Institute. Clemson is only the third center of its kind in the nation, and will be the first to focus on using remotely sensed monitoring data, enabling scientists to collect and analyze information through an integrated data network.

Coastal Plain Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration
March 18-20, 2008
Location: Madren Conference Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

The Clemson University Restoration Institute hosted the 2008 annual symposium and membership meeting of the  Coastal Plain Chapter of SER.  The theme of the symposium was Legacy Landscapes: Ecological Restoration in Post Industrial Settings.

This chapter of the international society includes scientists, land managers, landscape architects, engineers, community activists, students, and practitioners in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The purpose of the society is to promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.

Savannah River at Risk Water Forum
September 18, 2007
Location: Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, Martinez, GA

This public forum brought together scientists, environmentalists, engineers, regulatory agencies, economic developers, and other stakeholders from the 44 counties in the Savannah River watershed (Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina). The purpose of the forum was to foster discussions on river issues – saltwater intrusion in coastal areas, preserving recreation economies and sharing water supplies – and to broaden awareness of the impact the river has on the region’s economy and ecology.

The public forum on Savannah River water resource issues facing Georgia, North and South Carolina was held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The forum was hosted at Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Columbia County, Georgia as a free event and was open to the public.

Water Forum
April 5, 2007
Location: Clemson University Hendrix Center, Clemson, SC

The Restoration Institute’s first annual Water Forum was created to establish University-wide collaborative teams for water issues research and outreach.