In spring 2007, Clemson University first announced that it would establish a biennial South Carolina Water Resources Conference to be held in even-numbered years, with the first slated for October 2008. The conference goals are to:
The conference is coordinated by Clemson University’s Institute of Computational Ecology, in conjunction with the Center for Watershed Excellence, and planned with a statewide committee of water resources professionals. The purpose is to provide 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. The conference brings together statewide academic, private and public sectors. The 2008, 2010 and 2012 events each brought together over 300 participants from a variety of sectors concerned with water issues including colleges and universities; municipal water authorities and entities; environmental engineering, consulting and law firms; state and federal agencies; nonprofit organizations; economic development associations; utility companies and land trusts. The 2012 SCWRC featured over 120 oral and poster presenters. Plenary speakers included State Commerce Department Secretary Robert Hitt, S.C. DHEC Director Catherine Templeton, S.C. DNR Director Col. Alvin Taylor, and a legislative panel moderated by Sen. Paul Campbell featuring Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Sen. Phil Leventis, Rep. David Hiott, Rep. Nelson Hardwick and Rep. Don Bowen.
Conference Planning Committee
5 Tracks, 33 Sessions
2014 Program Schedule