TEN YEARS OF WATER SCIENCE AND POLICY:
Engaging in South Carolina’s Water Future
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 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 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
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.