2012 SCWRC - Track 1 Water Policy & Planning


Session 1:  State & Regional Planning      

Jim Hawkins, Black & Veatch

Groundbreaking Regional Water Planning in Georgia: Regional Water Councils (Extended Abstract)

Joseph Gellici, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Developing a Framework for Regional Water Planning in South Carolina (Extended Abstract)

Anna Eskridge, Clemson University

Lessons From Georgia: An Analysis of Public Comments from the Water Planning Process (Manuscript)

Session 2:  Drought Issues

Ekaterina Altman, University of South Carolina

Comparison of Drought Indices and SC Drought Alert Phases (Manuscript)

Hope Mizzell, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Understanding South Carolina's Weather: The Drought that Wouldn't Go Away

Scott Harder, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Water Level Trends in Aquifers of South Carolina (Manuscript)

Session 3:  Climate Issues              

Hope Mizzell, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

South Carolina's Climate Report Card: Understanding SC's Climate Trends & Variability (Manuscript)

Aashka Patel, University of South Carolina

Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Streamflow in South Carolina River Basins (Manuscript)

Paul Conrads, USGS

Changes in the Availability of Freshwater along the South Carolina and Georgia Coast due to Potential Climate Change Scenarios (Manuscript)

Session 4:  Groundwater Planning

John Boyer, CDM Smith

A Statewide Planning Approach to Evaluating Groundwater Availability & Sustainable Yield (Manuscript)

Cindy Lee, Clemson University

Groundwater Transport of PCBs to Surface Water

Stephen Williams, The EARTHWORKS Group

Historic Wetland Signature Determination Using ESRI ArcGIS to Correlate Spectral Signature (Manuscript)

Session 5:  Collaborative Case Studies       

Ben Powell, Clemson University

Impacts of the 2012 Stormwater Pond Conferences and the South Carolina Stormwater Pond Management Website (Extended Abstract)

Karen Fuss, Coastal Carolina University

Encouraging LID through Public Education, Outreach & Involvement (Manuscript)

Clifton Bell, Brown & Caldwell

Facilitating a Multi-Lateral Solution to Water Quality Impairments of the Savannah Harbor (Manuscript)

Session 6A:  State Planning

Kimberly Jones, Town of Bluffton

A Case Study in Watershed-Based Plan Development and Implementation for the May River Watershed in  Bluffton, South Carolina (Manuscript)

Jeremy Pike, Clemson University

Spatially Explicit Decision Support for Watershed Management on Military Lands: Stream Integrity, Interactive Programming & Best Management Practices (Extended Abstract)

Katy Beckham, Research Planning, Inc.

Turning Analysis into Action: Targeting Likely Sources of Watershed Impairment (Manuscript)


Session 6B: Water Planning for Utilities

Rebecca Haynes, American Rivers
Water Supply Planning: Finding Our Hidden Reservoirs (Extended Abstract)

Frank Iwanicki, URS Corporation
Feasibility of Decentralized Wastewater Treatmennt for Light Industrial Development in the South Carolina Lowcountry

Stephen Sands, Hazen & Sawyer
Benefits of Fee Credits for Successful Stormwater Programs (Extended Abstract)