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)


PPAC Members (Alphabetical)

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

David Baize

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

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

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


PPAC Meeting Minutes/Summary


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


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 Draft Summary

PPAC Meeting Agendas


May 24, 2018

June 28, 2018

August 2, 2018 

September 6, 2018

October 4, 2018

November 1, 2018

December 6, 2018


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 Draft Agenda

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 meets on the first Thursday of every month in Columbia, SC.

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 a regional 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.


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


Stakeholder Information

Receive Updates On New Website Content

Sign up here at the bottom of the page

Next Meeting

October 3, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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)