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

2024 will be the 8th 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.

2024 Conference Planning Committee

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

Meredith Driver, Clemson University South Carolina Water Resources Center

Black & Veatch, Nick Morgan
Charleston Water System, Jane Byrne
Clemson University Agricultural Sciences, Deb Sahoo
Clemson University Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, David Ladner
Clemson University Plant and Environmental Sciences, Sarah White
Clemson University Political Science, Lori Dickes, Rob Carey
Clemson University South Carolina Water Resources Center, 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, Leigh Anne Monroe, Lindsey Lachenmyer
SC DNR, Brooke Czwartacki, Scott Harder
SC Sea Grant Consortium, Brooke Saari, Matt Gorstein
University of South Carolina, School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, Alicia Wilson
University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Dwayne Porter
USDA Forest Service, Devendra Amatya
US Army Corps of Engineers, Nancy Parrish, Colt Bowles
US Geological Survey, Jimmy Clark



2024 SCWRC
October 16-17
Columbia Metropolitan
Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 744-7800