State Water Planning Process Advisory Committee (PPAC)

The State Water Planning Process Advisory Committee (PPAC) is comprised of stakeholders with diverse interests in South Carolina's water resources.

PPAC Members

PPAC Charter

PPAC Meeting Minutes

PPAC Meeting Agendas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Media


PPAC Members (Alphabetical)

SC State Water Planning Process Advisory Committee (PPAC)

SC Water Resources Center Logo
Jeffery Allen
Clemson University, South Carolina Water
Resources Center

WEASC logoSCAWWA logo
David Baize
WEASC/SCAWWA
Greenville Water Logo
David Bereskin
Greenville Water
Santee Cooper logo
Jesse Cannon
Santee Cooper
Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group logo
Fred Castles, III 
Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group
Mount Pleasant Waterworks Logo
Clay Duffie
Mount Pleasant Waterworks
The Dunes Golf and Beach Clug logo
Steve Hamilton
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club
Upstate Forever logo
Erika Hollis
Upstate Forever
SC Citizen
J.J. Jowers, Jr
Citizen, Bamberg Co, Edisto Engineers and Surveyors, Inc.
The Nature Conservancy logo
Eric Krueger
The Nature Conservancy
Duke Energy logo
Jeff Lineberger
Duke Energy
South Carolina Rural Water Association logo
Jill Miller
South Carolina Rural Water Association
SC Citizen
Dean Moss, Jr
Citizen, Formerly of Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority
SCDHEC logo
Myra Reece 
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)
SCDNR logo
Ken Rentiers
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR)
Congaree Riverkeeper logo
Bill Stangler
Congaree Riverkeeper
SC Citizen
Landrum Weathers
Farmer
ARJWS logo
Scott Willett
Anderson Regional Joint Water System
WP Rawl logo
Charles Wingard
Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.
Facilitator - JD Solomon  
Coordinator - Tom Walker

 


PPAC Charter

Charter


PPAC Meeting Minutes/Summary

2018

March 29, 2018

May 24, 2018

June 28, 2018 

August 2, 2018 Summary

September 6, 2018 Summary

October 4, 2018 Summary

November 1, 2018 Summary

December 6, 2018 Summary

2019

January 3, 2019 Summary

February 7, 2019 Summary

March 7, 2019 Summary

April 4, 2019 Summary

May 2, 2019 Summary

June 6, 2019 Summary

July 11, 2019 Summary

August 1, 2019 Summary

October 3, 2019 Draft Summary


PPAC Meeting Agendas

2018

May 24, 2018

June 28, 2018

August 2, 2018 

September 6, 2018

October 4, 2018

November 1, 2018

December 6, 2018

2019

January 3, 2019

February 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

April 4, 2019

May 2, 2019

June 6, 2019

July 11, 2019

August 1, 2019

October 3, 2019


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Planning Process Advisory Committee?

In March of 2018, SCDNR convened a diverse stakeholder group called the Planning Process Advisory Committee (PPAC) to help revamp and expand the planning process for the State Water Plan. The PPAC includes some 20 members representing agriculture, commerce, environmental groups, recreation, power generators, reservoir owners and public water suppliers. Additionally, there is representation on the PPAC from the staffs of SCDNR, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and the SC Water Resources Center of Clemson University.

When does the PPAC meet?

This group met on the first Thursday of every month in Columbia, SC to complete the South Carolina Water Planning Framework. Beginning in 2020, the PPAC will meet quarterly.

What is the PPAC doing for state water planning?

The PPAC is diligently working together on defining the elements of the planning process. The PPAC also has 15 sub-committees meeting frequently by conference call to discuss assigned topics to collaborate in the development of the South Carolina Water Planning Framework document. 

What are River Basin Councils?

The current vision for an updated State Water Plan is to develop stakeholder-driven local water resource management plans for each of the state’s eight major river basins. Each river basin would have a River Basin Council (RBC) assigned to develop their local plan with each plan eventually getting rolled up into the State Water Plan. PPAC members are expected to assist the RBCs on consistency with the plan development process. The RBCs would have representatives from the major interest categories of the water sector, including opportunities for citizens at-large, and would receive valued assistance from state and federal agencies and consultants. While the numbers of available seats on each RBC would be defined out of necessity for team efficiency, the RBC meetings would be open to the public and RBCs’ decision making would be very transparent. 

How will RBCs be funded?

SCDNR currently has a budget request before the General Assembly to fund ongoing administration of the State Water Plan along with initial funds to start the river basin planning process. These initial funds will get the process started, however additional funding in following years will be essential to complete the plan as intended.


Media

South Carolina’s water supplies face new stress; 8 new councils may wade in
Post and Courier - July 6, 2018

Stakeholder Op-Ed: State Water Plan vital for our future
Post and Courier - February 19, 2019

Stakeholder Op-Ed: Will we have enough water for our future?
Moultrie News - February 20, 2019

SCRWA Decision Makers Summit
Hilton Head, SC - February 22, 2019
"State Water Planning - Groundwater Advisory Committee, Planning Process Advisory Committee, and River Basin Councils"
PPAC members: Scott Willett, Clay Duffie, and Jill Miller
Scott Willett SCRWA Decision Makers SummitClay Duffie SCRWA Decision Makers Summit

Opinion: S.C. looks to the future and its water needs
Independent Mail - March 16, 2019

Will We Have Enough Water for Our Future?
Greenville Water - News

Edisto River Basin Public Meetings Scheduled
SCDNR News - October 18, 2019

Stakeholder Information

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Next Meeting

PPAC MEETING
January 2020
Date and Time TBD
Location: Rembert Dennis Building - Board Room
1000 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Presentations and Other Materials

June 28, 2018 Meeting Presentation (Texas Water Planning)  

June 28, 2018 Meeting Presentation (Texas: An Approach to Developing the Blueprint)

September 6, 2018 Meeting Presentation (Brief Overview of South Carolina Water Law)

September 6, 2018 Meeting Presentation (South Carolina State Water Plan: Metrics for Plan Effectiveness)

October 17, 2018 - South Carolina Water Resources Conference Morning Plenary Session: Presentation (SCDNR Water Planning and Water Science)

April 4, 2019 Meeting Presentation (South Carolina's Climate Report Card: Understanding South Carolina's Climate Trends and Variability)

April 4, 2019 Meeting Presentation (DHEC Surface Water Permitting)

May 6, 2019 Meeting Presentation (PPAC Groundwater Permitting Update)

August 1, 2019 Meeting Presentation (South Carolina Drought Tabletop Exercise)