Nearly 100 people attended the “Back to the Future of Drought” summit Friday at the Madren Conference Center to discuss protecting the state's water resources. The summit was the first in an annual series that builds on the success of the biennial South Carolina Water Resources Conference organized by Clemson University.
South Carolina needs reliable information on water availability, use and quality to enact measures to protect the key environmental resource, legislators told attendees of the S.C. Water Resources Conference Thursday.
State and federal officials met Wednesday at the S.C. Water Resource Conference organized by Clemson University to discuss lessons learned from last year’s flood and steps needed to protect the state’s valuable water resources in the future. South Carolina legislators will discuss the state’s preparedness and response to significant weather events as the conference continues in Columbia Thursday. The discussion will be broadcast live online.
A team of Clemson University scientists recently conducted an onsite visit with representatives of the U.S. National Whitewater Center to discuss potential tactics to improve and maintain the water quality of the outdoor facility’s manmade whitewater river.