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Water Chats: Contaminants of Concern


June 28 - 30, 2022






Learn about advancements in water quality research and management applications in South Carolina with the 2022 Water Chats Webinar Series!

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.

Contaminants of Concern Agenda

Webinar 1: Research – June 28th

  • State of Knowledge: Overview of Contaminants of Concern in S.C. Waterways
    • Presented by Celeste Journey, U.S. Geological Survey
  • New Research in Environmental Contaminants in Aquatic Species and Implications for Management
    • Presented by Dr. Peter Van den Hurk, Clemson University
  • Student Lightning Presentations

Webinar 2: Application and Management – June 30th

  • PFAS Presence in South Carolina and Remediation Projects
    • Presented by Ken Taylor, P.G., South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Toxicity and Persistence of PFAS in Firefighting Foams and Alternatives to Use
    • Presented by Ed Wirth, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Student Lightning Presentations



Brooke R. Saari, Coastal Environmental Quality Specialist

Guinn Wallover - Clemson University Cooperative Extension, Water Resources Extension Agent

Phone: (843) 730-5210

  • Webinar
  • Coastal/Resource Managers
  • Pond Management Professionals
  • Stormwater Educators
  • Stormwater Managers
  • Water Quality
Focus Areas
    • Spring 22 (Apr - Jun)
    Supporting Orgs.
    • Clemson Extension
    • S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
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