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Cooperative Extension

Water Resources

Water Resources

Online Courses

The Clemson Cooperative Extension Water Resources Team consists of Extension Specialists, Associates and Agents from around the state working together to address water quantity and water quality issues in South Carolina and beyond. The Water Resources Extension Team provides research-based information in the form of community outreach and education, public involvement opportunities and in-depth trainings and workshops to the citizens of South Carolina. The common goal of these diverse array of services it to foster stewardship and sustainable management of water resources for current and future generations.

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Adopt-A-Stream

The SC Adopt-a-Stream program currently certifies individuals in monitoring freshwater rivers and streams.

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Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) Certification

The CEPSCI Program educates field personnel on the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of erosion prevention and sediment control measures at construction sites.

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Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) Recertification and Exam

The CEPSCI Program educates field personnel on the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of erosion prevention and sediment control measures at construction sites. This course is for recertification and the CEPSCI exam.

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CSPR Certification

Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer (CSPR) program provides the proper design and review of stormwater and sediment control plans for development sites so as to meet regulatory and environmental requirements.

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CSPR Recertification and Exam

The Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer (CSPR) Recertification course provides the professional training needed to maintain a permit.

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Dam Ownership in South Carolina

Dam Ownership in South Carolina teaches the concepts every dam owner or operator should know to ensure dam integrity and pond use rather than becoming a nuisance, or worse - a safety risk! This online course will teach South Carolina dam owners the basics of dam design, inspection, and maintenance techniques, how to develop a dam repair plan, and is designed for owners of both unregulated dams and dams regulated by the SC DHEC Dam Safety Program.

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Master Pond Manager

The Master Pond Manager (MPM) achievement course is designed to teach participants a wide range of pond management knowledge and skills. The curriculum includes content in recreational or stormwater pond management and is targeted for both pond owners and pond management professionals.

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Master Rain Gardener

Master Rain Gardener is a certification program focused on rain garden and rainwater harvesting system design and installation. The Master Rain Gardener (MRG) program will provide design standards and the knowledge-based skill set necessary to install rain gardens and rainwater harvesting systems on a residential scale. Rain gardens and rainwater harvesting offer residents and landscape professionals a management tool for flooding on property, erosion prevention, incorporation of native plants and backyard habitat into the lawn, and the establishment of a low-irrigation landscape.

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Post-Construction BMP Inspector Certification

The purpose of the Post-Construction BMP Inspector program is to train professionals in methods and strategies for conducting routine and thorough inspections of post-construction stormwater management practices. Areas to be covered include technical elements of stormwater management practice function and performance, as well as scheduled maintenance tasks that are required to ensure these installed practices are working as intended.

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Post-Construction BMP Inspector Re-certification

The purpose of the Post-Construction BMP Inspector program is to re-certify professionals in methods and strategies for conducting routine and thorough inspections of post-construction stormwater management practices. Areas to be covered include technical elements of stormwater management practice function and performance, as well as scheduled maintenance tasks that are required to ensure these installed practices are working as intended.

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