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 Meeting Recordings

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

David Baize
Greenville Water Logo
Jeff Boss
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 (Retired)
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 Summary

October 3, 2019 Summary


January 9, 2020 Summary

April 2, 2020 Summary

July 16, 2020 Summary

October 1, 2020 Summary


January 7, 2021 Summary

April 1, 2021 Summary

July 15, 2021 Summary

October 7, 2021 Summary


January 6, 2022 Summary

May 11, 2022 Summary 

July 7, 2022 Summary 

October 6, 2022 Summary


January 5, 2023 Summary 

April 6, 2023 Summary

October 5, 2023 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


January 9, 2020

April 2, 2020

July 16, 2020

October 1, 2020


January 7, 2021

April 1, 2021

July 15, 2021

October 7, 2021


January 6, 2022

May 11, 2022

July 7, 2022

October 6, 2022


January 5, 2023

April 6, 2023

October 5, 2023


April 30, 2024

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 meets quarterly in an oversight and advisory role.

What is the PPAC doing for state water planning?

The PPAC finalized the First Edition of SC Water Planning Framework in Fall of 2019 and is now continuing on in an oversight and advisory capacity for the state water planning process.

What are River Basin Councils?

The 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 have representatives from the major interest categories of the water sector, including opportunities for citizens at-large, and receive assistance from state and federal agencies and consultants. While the numbers of available seats on each RBC are defined out of necessity for team efficiency, the RBC meetings would be open to the public and RBCs’ decision making would be very transparent. Currently, there are three active RBCs in the Edisto, Broad, and Pee Dee. 

How will RBCs be funded?

SCDNR's current budget proposal has requested full funding to complete the initial round of planning processes in South Carolina. The Edisto, Broad, and Pee Dee RBCs have been fully funded and are in the process of developing river basin plans. The Saluda RBC has been selected next to begin river basin planning. 


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

SCDNR leads work to protect the state's water resources over the next 50 years
WCSC Live 5 News - Charleston - November 22, 2019

PPAC Meeting Recordings 

October 1, 2020 PPAC Zoom Recording

January 7, 2021 PPAC Zoom Recording

April 1, 2021 PPAC Zoom Recording

October 7, 2021 PPAC Zoom Recording

January 6, 2022 PPAC Zoom Recording

January 24, 2022 PPAC Broad RBC Follow-up Zoom Recording

May 11, 2022 PPAC Zoom Recording

July 7, 2022 PPAC Zoom Recording

July 25, 2022 PPAC - DHEC Update

October 6, 2022 PPAC Zoom Recording 

January 5, 2023 Hybrid Meeting Recording 

April 6, 2023 PPAC Zoom Recording

October 5, 2023 PPAC Zoom Recording

April 30, 2024 PPAC Hybrid Meeting Recording