7:30 – 8:30

Registration and poster set-up

8:30 – 8:50


Dori Helms, provost

John Kelly, vice president for public service and agriculture

8:50 – 9:00


Gene Eidson, Restoration Institute director for restoration ecology

9:00 – 9:30

Keynote: Water issues facing South Carolina

Dean Moss, Governor’s Water Law Review Team

9:30 – 12:00

Panel Discussion

Craig Hesterlee, Watersheds Division, Region 4 EPA

Richelle Tolton, Savannah River Watershed Manager, SCDHEC

Bud Badr, Hydrology Chief, SCDNR

Jeff Larson, Savannah River Watershed Manager, GAEPD

LeRoy Crosby, Savannah District Corps of Engineers

Jeff Allen, Thurmond Institute Water Resources Center

12:00 – 1:00

A model for public-private partnerships

Gene Eidson, Restoration Institute director for restoration ecology

1:00 – 2:00

Team meetings: Moving collaborative research forward

Freshwater research and outreach

Facilitator Kathy Woodard, Service Alliance

Marine and estuarine research and outreach

Facilitator Donna London, Thurmond Institute

Water policy, economic development and social marketing

Facilitator Bill Molnar, Institute on Economic & Community Development

Water quality analysis, monitoring and modeling

Facilitator El Nault, Assessment Office

2:00 – 3:00

Poster Session: Faculty and student research and outreach

3:00 – 4:00

Summary of ideas and action items