Common FAQ

When and where will the next South Carolina Water Resources Conference be held?

The conference is a biennial event – held in even years. The next conference will be held in 2018, October 17-18 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

How much is registration?

2-day conference registration: $225 BEFORE 9/16/2018 (late registration is $255)
1-day registration: $165 before 9/16/2018 (late registration is $185)
Full-time students: $50 flat fee

Conference registration includes lunch and an evening reception on the first day of the conference. Registration will open in May after the program schedule is announced.

When will the Call for Abstracts be announced for 2018?

The Call for Abstracts was announced in early February of 2018 – the Call for Abstracts for ORAL presentations is now CLOSED. Abstracts for poster presentations will be accepted through September 10.

How are abstracts reviewed and selected for presentation?

The planning committee members individually review the submissions and then come together to discuss and agree upon which abstracts should be selected and how to group them into relevant sessions.

When are notices sent out to those who submitted abstracts and how are they notified?

Typically, notification emails are distributed by mid-May.

Are presenters required to submit a manuscript?

Neither oral nor poster presenters are required to submit a manuscript – although submissions are welcome. Submitted manuscripts are due in mid-September and will be archived in the TigerPrints digital repository for public access. These files become “Supplements to the SCWRC proceedings”.

Presenters are highly encouraged to consider submitting a full article (based on their conference presentation) to the Journal of SC Water Resources (JSCWR). The Journal has an open Call for Articles with a deadline to submit full articles by EOM January – although the deadline for consideration in the 2018 issue is EOM February 2018.

Are poster presenters required to submit their poster file?

Accepted poster presenters are encouraged to submit a PDF file of their poster before the conference begins, but final files will continue to be accepted up to two weeks after the conference for archive purposes. All files submitted will be included in the “Supplements to the SCWRC Proceedings” digital repository for public access.

What is included in the SCWRC Proceedings?

The print program that is provided at check-in to all attendees at the conference serves as the “SCWRC Proceedings” and contains the abstracts for all the oral and poster presentations at that year’s conference.

Where can I find abstracts, manuscripts, posters or print programs from the past conferences?

The proceedings for the 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 conferences are archived on TigerPrints – Clemson University’s digital repository – The past print programs can be downloaded from the “About” page on this site – and they are also available with the archived proceedings by year on TigerPrints.

How are manuscripts selected for the Journal of South Carolina Water Resources?

There is an annual open Call for Articles for the JSCWR. Deadline to submit full articles for consideration is EOM January each year. The journal editorial committee will select up to a dozen and invite the authors to submit a full article for a 3-step review process. The invitation does not mean the article will be published, as there will be a 3-step review process all articles must pass through. For more information, visit