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S.C. Stormwater Pond Research and Management Collaborative


The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium has developed the S.C. Stormwater Pond Research and Management Collaborative to further investigate and address the challenges associated with stormwater ponds in our coastal areas. In late 2014, the Consortium initiated support for a series of seven studies (listed below) which will result in three products:

  1. Inventory update and classification of stormwater ponds in coastal South Carolina

  2. State-of-Knowledge Report to characterize the current knowledge and status of coastal stormwater ponds in South Carolina

  3. Public awareness and outreach messaging to identify and implement a common communications message and strategy.

Stormwater Pond Studies Initiated by the
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
Project Title
Investigators and Affiliations
A Stormwater Pond Inventory for the Eight Coastal Counties of South Carolina
Erik Smith, USC;
Denise Sanger, SC DNR
Development of a Strategic Outreach Plan to Improve Long-term Stormwater Pond Awareness and Maintenance
Katie Buckley, Clemson;
Amy Scaroni, Clemson Ext.;
Melinda Weathers, Clemson
Non-point Source Contamination in Stormwater Systems in South Carolina
Mohammed Baalousha, USC;
Geoffrey Scott, USC
South Carolina Pond Management Approaches and Costs: An Economic State-of-Knowledge Review and Synthesis
Christopher Mothorpe, CofC;
Wesley Burnett, CofC
Characterizing the State-of-the-Knowledge of South Carolina Stormwater Detention Ponds: Ecosystem Function within the Coastal Landscape
Dianne Greenfield, USC;
Erik Smith, USC;
Andrew Tweel, SC DNR;
Denise Sanger, SC DNR
An Assessment of Stormwater Policy, Regulation and Management for the Coastal Counties of South Carolina
Jeffery Allen, Clemson;
Lori Dickes; Clemson;
Katie Buckley, Clemson
Sources, Fate and Transport of Contaminants in Engineered Stormwater Structures
Vijay Vulava, CofC;
Barbara Beckingham, CofC;
Timothy Callahan, CofC


To guide the activities of the Collaborative, the Consortium has created the Stormwater Pond Advisory Council (listed below) whose membership represents stormwater managers and consultants, stormwater pond practitioners, realtors, government officials, scientists, and outreach specialists. The Council is overseeing the activities of the Collaborative to ensure that the directions, activities, and products of the Collaborative are targeted towards improving our knowledge and management of stormwater ponds in the coastal regions. 


Stormwater Pond Collaborative Advisory Council (SPAC)
Subject Area
Jeff Adkins
NOAA NOS - Office for Coastal Management
Resource Economics
Heather Foley
Urban Land Institute - SC
Landscape Architecture
David Fuss
Horry County
Local Government - Stormwater Management
Shannon Hicks
SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control
State Government -
Resource Management
Erik Larson
Beaufort County
Local Government -
Chris Marsh
The LowCountry Institute
Environmental Science and Education
Ed Oswald
Private/Charleston Trident Association of Realtors
Real Estate
Calvin Sawyer
Clemson University
Water Quality
Norm Shea
Pond Management
Allen Smith
Private/SC Aquatic Plant Management Society
Pond Management
April Turner
SC Sea Grant Consortium
Coastal Communities Extension
David Whitaker
SC DNR - Marine Resources Division
State Government -
Resource Management

Last updated: 6/13/2016 11:52:43 AM
S.C. Stormwater Pond Research and Management Collaborative


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