The South Carolina Water Resources Center offices are based in the Institute of Environmental Toxicology facility, known as CU-ENTOX, in Pendleton - just five miles from the main Clemson University campus. The Center is part of Public Service and Agriculture's comprehensive water resources program and is leading the establishment of the growing water programmatic base in the facility. The 32,400 square-foot building opened in 1990 and includes office, laboratory, classroom, and meeting space. The facility is an ideal near-campus location for research, monitoring, analysis, and technical instruction. Additionally, the property and landscape surrounding the building offers research opportunities that correspond with community needs in managing polluted runoff affecting South Carolina waterways.
The facility's technology capabilities and office and classroom space has been upgraded to conduct and offer virtual meetings, trainings, and webinars to water professionals across the state and southeast partnering universities. Ongoing renovation efforts will include new laboratory instrumentation, as well as additional overall building upgrades. The expanding team of water resources experts will be based in this building to conduct analytical water-related research, and provide research based natural resources management outreach, instruction, and demonstration. The facility's proximity to campus and research space will foster unification of staff and create capacity for more collaborative research.