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Tipping Points: Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Climate Change


December 14, 2022




217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412


Auditorium at SCDNR Marine Resources Research Institute


Join us for a discussion with coastal community leaders including planners from the City of Folly Beach and researchers from East Carolina University and NC State University. This interactive event will share recent research completed on the growing concern of climate-related impacts on onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) in coastal North and South Carolina.

The associated challenges from climate change — increased frequency and severity of storm surges, sea level and groundwater level rise, and heavy rainfall events — all pose a significant risk to OWTS. Recommendations will be provided to address the Carolinas’ infrastructure challenges and help municipalities and decision-makers improve coastal resilience.

We encourage community & environmental planners, engineers, elected officials, health regulators, and wastewater operators and installers to be part of the conversation. Background information on the research results can be found here:

RSVP required. For more information, contact Jane Harrison at N.C. Sea Grant:

  • Meeting
  • Workshop
  • Coastal/Resource Managers
  • Engineers
  • Planners
  • Public Works Officials
  • Climate Adaptation
  • Coastal Resilience
Focus Areas
  • Statewide: Coast
  • Fall 22 (Oct - Dec)
Supporting Orgs.
  • S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
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