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Water Chats

2022 Water Chats Webinar Series

About the Water Chats Training Program

Water Chats is a technical training program designed to facilitate access to and use of new and emerging water quality research to inform natural resource management decisions in South Carolina.

Water Chats provides opportunities to share information on public and private sector advancements in water quality research and management applications that may benefit South Carolina’s community, environment, economy, and future.

Upcoming Water Chats Virtual Sessions

In 2022, Water Chats will be offered through a virtual webinar series focused on advances in water quality research and application in the state of South Carolina and southeast region. Each topic will be addressed through 2 webinars: one focused on research, and one focused on application.

Register for the virtual training sessions below.

JUNE 28 & 30, 2022

Contaminants of Concern

June 28, 2022
Webinar 1: Research
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Agenda

June 30, 2022
Webinar 2: Application and Management
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Agenda

JULY 26 & 28, 2022

Harmful Algal Blooms

July 26, 2022
Webinar 1: Research
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Agenda

July 28, 2022
Webinar 2: Application and Management
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Agenda

AUGUST 23 & 25, 2022

Stormwater Control
Measures

August 23, 2022
Webinar 1: Research
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Agenda (coming soon)

August 25, 2022
Webinar 2: Application and Management
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Agenda (coming soon)

SEPTEMBER 20 & 22, 2022

Source Water
Protection

September 20, 2022
Webinar 1: Research
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Agenda (coming soon)

September 22, 2022
Webinar 2: Application and Management
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Agenda (coming soon)

Student Abstract Submission – Share Your Research!

Undergraduate and graduate level students doing research in South Carolina are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration and inclusion in the Water Chats virtual program.

Accepted abstracts will be invited to speak as part of the four-part webinar series.

Call for Journal Articles

Researchers are invited to submit a Letter of Intent for a research article to be published in the 2023 special issue of Journal of South Carolina Water Resources.

Our Partners

Water Chats is coordinated through the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, Clemson Extension, and Clemson University’s S.C. Water Resources Center.

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium.
Planning Committee
The Water Chats planning committee is appreciative of the guidance of following agencies:

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina-Beaufort, College of Charleston, North Inlet Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Town of Bluffton, Charleston Water System, Woolpert Engineering, Upstate Forever, The Longleaf Alliance, S.C. Farm Bureau, Santee Cooper, S.C. Rural Water Association, Waccamaw Riverkeeper, American Rivers Association, W.K. Dickson and Company, Inc. and the American Water Works Association.

Diversity Statement

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion creates a culture of belonging where all people are treated with dignity and respect, and have equitable access to resources, opportunities, and outcomes. The Consortium acknowledges that our activities, programs, services, and everyday interactions are enriched by building a diverse team of staff and partners who engage in open, respectful, and meaningful exchange. Along these lines, The Consortium offers its programs to all people regardless of ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, physical traits, cultures, religions, neurological statuses, citizenship types, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, income, and socioeconomic status types. The Consortium acknowledges the value of these diverse identities’ contribution to further our mission in providing the best available science for coastal communities in South Carolina. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers their programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status and are equal opportunity employers.