History and Planning Committee

In spring 2007, Clemson University first announced that it would establish a biennial conference on water resources in South Carolina to be held in even-numbered years, with the first slated for October 2008. The goals of the South Carolina Water Resources Conference (SCWRC) 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

2016 was the 5th occurrence of the SCWRC. The conference is hosted by Clemson University Public Service and Agriculture (PSA) and coordinated by the South Carolina Water Resources Center in conjunction 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 past five occurrences 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.


2018 Conference Planning Committee

Chair:
Jeffery S. Allen, Clemson University South Carolina Water Resources Center

Coordinator:
Meredith Driver, Clemson University South Carolina Water Resources Center

Black & Veatch, Robert Osborne
Charleston Water System, Jane Byrne
Clemson University Center for Watershed Excellence, Cal Sawyer
Clemson University Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, David Ladner
Clemson University Plant and Environmental Sciences, Sarah White
Clemson University South Carolina Water Resources Center, Lori Dickes, Thomas Walker
Coastal Carolina University, Susan Libes
College of Charleston, Timothy Callahan
Mullen Taylor, LLC, Mullen Taylor
The Nature Conservancy, South Carolina Chapter, Eric Krueger
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), Rheta Geddings DiNovo
Santee Cooper, Jesse Cannon
SC DHEC - Bureau of Water, David Graves, Heather Preston
SC DNR, Brooke Czwartacki, Scott Harder
SC Sea Grant Consortium, M. Richard DeVoe
University of South Carolina, School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, Gwendelyn Geidel
University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Dwayne Porter
USDA Forest Service, Devendra Amatya
US Army Corps of Engineers, Colton Bowles
US Geological Survey, Eric Strom

SCWRC

SAVE THE DATE!

**2018 SCWRC**
October 17-18
Columbia Metropolitan
Convention Center
columbiaconventioncenter.com
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 744-7800

Jeffery Allen, SCWRC Chair
SC Water Resources Center


Download the NEW SCWRC Overview Brochure (1.4MB, PDF)


Tom Dobbins, Director
Clemson University Extension


SCWRC Proceedings Archive
(Manuscripts & Posters)

Past Conference Print Programs
2016 (pdf, 11MB)  /  2014  (pdf, 2.1MB)