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2014 Major Contributors


Clemson Public Service and Agriculture: As a land-grant university, Clemson is part of a national system created by the U.S. Congress to improve the quality of life for citizens in every state through teaching, research and outreach. While faculty members teach Clemson students, the university’s statewide network of Public Service and Agriculture conducts research and outreach programs to improve the quality of life for citizens in South Carolina. Clemson PSA programs develop and deliver impartial science-based information in five areas that align with the national land-grant university system and touch the life for every South Carolinian. Those areas are: Agrisystems productivity and profitability, Economic and community development, Environmental conservation, Food safety and nutrition, and Youth development and families. More information is availble at
DOWNLOAD - Clemson University PSA Accountability Report for 2012-2013
(Annual report on services provided to the citizens of South Carolina.)

Duke Energy
is the largest electric power holding company in the United States with approximately $115 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.2 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Its commercial power and international energy business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at:
DOWNLOAD - Duke Energy 2013 Annual Report


Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility, and the state’s largest power producer. The ultimate source of electricity for 2 million South Carolinians, Santee Cooper is dedicated to being the state’s leading resource for improving the quality of life for the people of South Carolina. For more information, visit
LINK to Santee Cooper 2013 Annual Report


Greenville Water provides service to nearly 500,000 residents of the Upstate region of South Carolina.  Recognizing that water service is critical to the health and well-being of its customers and for the growth and economic vitality of the community, Greenville Water ensures the reliable delivery of high-quality water through careful stewardship of its resources. Greenville Water is committed to providing exceptional service and utilizing safe and effective methods for providing water, while adhering to and surpassing health and safety standards. Governed by an elected Commission of Public Works, Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility.


Charleston Water System is a public water and wastewater utility serving the Greater Charleston area. We provide clean drinking water to more than 400,000 people and wastewater collection and treatment services to over 180,000 people. Our services protect public health and the environment, and we are ISO 14001 certified for environmental management. Visit us online at
YSI is a developer and manufacturer of sensors, instruments, software, and data collection platforms for environmental water quality monitoring and testing. Reaching beyond our products, we build relationships with our customers through our dedicated customer service, including technical applications and service support.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' stated purpose is to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina's natural resources. The agency as organized on July 1, 1994 under the S.C. Restructuring Act is composed of the former Wildlife and Marine Resources Department, Water Resources Commission (non-regulatory programs), Land Resources Commission (non-regulatory programs), State Geological Survey (State Geologist), and S.C. Migratory Waterfowl Committee. These have been combined into the present division structure. The SCDNR is governed by the seven-member S.C. Natural Resources Board, with one member representing each of the state's six Congressional Districts and one at large.
Anderson Regional Joint Water System is a partnership of rural and municipal water districts devoted to providing a high-quality, clean, safe, reliable, economical flow of treated water to its wholesale customers in Anderson and Pickens counties. The Joint Water System, Lake Hartwell Water Treatment Plant is supplied by surface water from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 55,000 acre Lake Hartwell Reservoir, which lies along the border of Upstate South Carolina and Georgia. The Joint Water System is governed by a 14 member Board of Commissioners. Each member of the Board represents a water district or municipality that purchases its water from the Joint Water System. Currently, there are fifteen (15) member agencies in Anderson and Pickens Counties.

2014 supporters

Clemson University Strom Thurmond Institute - S.C. Water Resources Center
Coastal Carolina University's Waccamaw Watershed Academy
College of Charleston Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
HDR Engineering of the Carolinas
Mount Pleasant Waterworks
SCDHEC - Bureau of Water
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium


2014 Contributor Levels

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The conference goals are to:

Communicate new research methods and scientific knowledge
Educate scientists, engineers, and water professionals
Disseminate useful information to policy makers, water managers, industry stakeholders, citizen groups, and the general public
Each of the three previous conferences brought together over 300 registered attendees and featured over 120 presenters. The 2012 SCWRC received coverage from over two dozen regional media outlets, and ‘Your Day’ radio program has aired conference interviews over the SC ETV radio network. You can view and select links to listen to individual 2012 SCWRC interviews that were aired on Your Day. The conference website received over 10,400 unique page views from January through December 2012. The 2008, 2010 and 2012 proceedings and program, along with other details, can be viewed here on the conference website.

Contributor Contacts

Gene W. Eidson, Ph.D.
(864) 710-0882

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
(843) 437-9095

Dawn Anticole White
(864) 656-2618

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