More than half of South Carolina is in a moderate to severe drought and another 26 percent is abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, and Clemson University researchers and Cooperative Extension Service agents say it is affecting crop yields.
South Carolina lawmakers stressed to a gathering of water experts Thursday the importance of continuing to develop better understanding of the state’s water resources to meet the demands of a growing population and manage the impact of increasingly frequent extreme weather events.
With water being vital to the well-being of both South Carolina’s citizens and its largest industry — agriculture — Clemson University is leading the way in taking stock of the state’s water resources. The biennial South Carolina Water Resources Conference in Columbia brings together state, federal, industry and university water experts to prepare for and meet the growing challenge of providing water resources to sustain and grow South Carolina’s economy, while preserving its natural resources.
Water scientists and federal and state policymakers will meet this week at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center at the 2018 South Carolina Water Resources Conference.
COLUMBIA – Clemson University environmental economics experts met with state officials and other stakeholders to discuss bringing a system to South Carolina that pays farmers and landowners to help conserve natural resources. The system would provide a means of determining a monetary value for environmental goods and services. The Santee River Basin would be the […]
With the understanding that collaboration is essential, Clemson Cooperative Extension agents will begin visiting agricultural operations across the state this week to understand their water usage. The South Carolina Agricultural Water Use and Irrigation Survey will collect scientific data that will be used to aid state agencies, legislators, policymakers and others in making informed management decisions about water resources.
Water is a driving force behind virtually every facet of life in South Carolina — from agriculture, recreation and tourism to essential needs like food and drink. But water is both among the Palmetto State’s greatest assets and biggest challenges. A December 2016 study by Clemson University professors found natural resource-based sectors contribute $33.4 billion […]
The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service will have its first stormwater pond management conference in the Midlands area in March (2018).
Clemson University scientists researching ways to reduce water pollution and protect a rare species of fish landed grants from the South Carolina Water Resources Center.
COLUMBIA – A group of South Carolina homeowners and business owners now know the value of using Best Management Practices to manage stormwater runoff while maintaining water quality at the same time. The group learned this information after attending a Floating Wetland Launch and BMP tour at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center. Karen […]
For the second year in a row, seven Clemson researchers received CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation. They will tackle issues from creating realistic hand and finger movements for virtual reality to redesigning the way clinical trials are carried out.
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.
Clemson University administrators told a state House Ways and Means subcommittee that it wants to expand its water research capability so state agencies and municipalities have the information they need to make sound water-policy decisions.
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.
Presenters at the South Carolina Water Resources Conference Thursday called for governments to use new technology to create flood maps that would include data showing land and properties at risk of being flooded from dam failures.